Friday, 24 October 2014

Raw Diet Apple Pudding

Foodie Friday

After a wonderful day picking apples this quick and delicious recipe came into being.   

  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 11/2  cup chopped nuts a mix of almonds and pecans
  • 3 apples chopped
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 2 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • coconut cream click on this link for the recipe
Using a food processor 
  1. chop finely the dates, nuts, and apples
  2. mix in the spices and maple syrup
  3. place the pudding in a bowl and refrigerate or serve immediately

From our table to yours

Grandma Snyder
©2013-2014 twosnydergirls

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

5 Things to Tell Your Grandchildren in October

Baby Boomers were the first generation of children to celebrate Halloween by Trick or Treating in local neighborhoods and now we are becoming Grandparents.  So for October 2014 let's share our memories of Halloween with our Grandchildren.

1. What was your favourite costume?
  • Did your parents buy it or was it homemade?  
  • If it was homemade who made it you, your parents or was it a collaboration? 
2. What is your strongest memory associated with Halloween?  Remember in sharing your life with grandchildren it is important to be real share both the good with the bad.
  • How old were you?
  • What details can you remember?
  • Who was with you?

3. What was your favourite Halloween Candy?
  • Was there a particular house or neighbour that gave out this candy?
  • What candy did you like least?
  • Did your parents take your candy on you?
  • Did they check your candy for tampering?
4. What was the first costume that their parent your child went out in?
  • Did you buy it or was it homemade?  
  • If it was homemade who made it you, your child or was it a collaboration?
  • If you have a picture make a copy for your grandchildren.
5. How was Halloween celebrated by your public school?

This will be the first of a monthly post on things that you might want to share with your Grandchildren.  I would suggest that you both share the stories verbally and that you write your Halloween story down.

Grandma Snyder

©2013-2015 twosnydergirls

Monday, 20 October 2014

Knitting the Sky

September 2014   

I bind the Sun's throne with a burning zone,
         And the Moon's with a girdle of pearl;
The volcanoes are dim, and the stars reel and swim,
         When the whirlwinds my banner unfurl.
From cape to cape, with a bridge-like shape,
         Over a torrent sea,
Sunbeam-proof, I hang like a roof,
         The mountains its columns be.
The triumphal arch through which I march
         With hurricane, fire, and snow,
When the Powers of the air are chained to my chair,
         Is the million-coloured bow;
The sphere-fire above its soft colours wove,

         While the moist Earth was laughing below.

Excerpt from The Cloud by Percy Bysshe Shelley

September started out providing us with what felt like the first summer weather and it ended with cold storming fall weather.

Knitting the Sky is the creative genius of Leafcutter Designs and I encourage you to visit their website and begin to knit your sky just click on the logo below
Click here to visit Leafcutter

The yarn used in this project was purchased from Docknits in Port Elgin Ontario to visit their website click on the logo below
Click here to visit Docknits

Join me in Knitting the sky.  

Just look up and pick up your knitting needles.

Grandma Snyder

©2013-2013 twosnydergirls

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Tara Festival and Crafts

Tara Festival and Crafts  

Craft shows and festival are at the heart of community spirit.  They are where you find local men and women displaying their hobbies, and passions.  The sales that happen in the fall are the beginning of the holiday buying season.

The Tara Festival & Crafts Annual Craft Show was packed full of quality 
items for everyone in the family.

David Plowright booth displayed functional and fun hand turned wooden gifts.  I loved his wooden handled seam rippers.  You can reach David at

Lady Jane`s Purses by Jane Jacques is another example of passion, ingenuity and quality.  You can see more of Jane' s work at

Canine Casuals offered outdoor clothing for our four legged friends and the most ingenious grooming stools or pet beds in upcycling old suit cases.

Visit Canine Casuals at

Silver Artistry - Vintage Spoon Jewellery offered both beautiful jewellery and a step back into history as each piece included a description of the silver pattern.

Visit Silver Artistry on Facebook

The Bean Ladies offer a full a full range of products from snacks to soup mixes spend some time and check out their website.

The Bean Ladies

Jaboli II Accessories offers  jewellery was both whimsical and beautiful.  Visit their website to see more of their work


Sarah McCullough of Lilac Butterfly Boutique had on display a wide range of handmade creations.  You can visit Lilac Butterfly Boutique on facebook

Grandma Snyder

©2013-2014 twosnydergirls

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