Friday, 1 May 2015

Tuna Melts

Grandpa’s Tuna Melts


This is one of Grandpa’s specialties and the go to meal when comfort food is in order. 

  • Bread (Grandma’s is always made on gluten free bread)
  • 1 tin of water packed tuna
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • ½ red pepper chopped
  • ½ cup cucumber chopped
  • 1 carrot finely grated
  • 1 tablespoon relish
  • 2 tablespoons light mayo
  • Cheese slices or shredded cheese

  1. Chop all of the vegetables
  2. Drain and add the tuna to the vegetables along with the mayo and relish
  3. Mix well
  4. Toast 8 slices of bread
  5. Divide the tuna mixture on the 8 slices of bread and top with cheese
  6. Bake in a 350 °F oven for 10 or until the cheese browns

From our table to yours

Grandma Snyder

©2013-2015 twosnydergirls

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Growing figs in Ontario Canada

Purchased in 2013

A year ago this week we posted how our fig tree wintered in our garage (click here visit this post) and yesterday April 29, 2015 we started moving out two year old tree outside during the day and back in the house overnight. 

Our fig tree has five figs developing and they brown spots on them and a few of the leaves look as bugs are attacking them.

Here are some great links if you would like to grow a Canadian fig tree
  1. Yes, you can grow figs in Ontario it's not that hard
  2. Fig Fetishists in Ontario

Grandma Snyder
©2013-2015 twosnydergirls

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

10 Things to Tell Your (Grand)children in April

Let our stories spark the imagination of our children, "creating pictures in [their] heads" of our childhood and in this way strengthening their identity and sense of personal ancestry. 

In April introduce your (grand)children to your memories of:
1) Your earliest memory of getting lost in a book.

I have vivid memories of being curled up in the corner of my bedroom curled up in a nest of pillows forgoing lunch on a Saturday afternoon not willing to leave Anne alone in her struggle to belong to a family ~ Anne of Green Gables

2) Your favourite childhood toy and what you cherished about the toy and if you still have this toy bring it out and share it while you tell your story.

3) Describe your childhood Easter traditions.

4) Discuss the Easter traditions that you have established for your family remembering that no tradition is a tradition and your reasons.

5) Any memories you have of mud and spring.

I was 8 years old when playing with friends at the top of a favourite sledding hill I slipped and slide down the length of the hill on my back. I returned home covered entirely in mud except for my eyes - a mud monster.

6) Your favourite spring flowers.

7) When you think back to your childhood what activities was/is associated with spring take time to talk to your (grand)children about these memories.

8) Share any childhood family activities associated with spring.

Collecting pussy willows is a family tradition from my childhood and one I have continued. We would as a family drive the countryside looking for pussy willows and more than once Dad lost the muffler on the car on muddy back roads.

9) What your favourite Easter candy or food treat was/is.

10) Bunnies factor large in North American spring culture. Share your memories of spring rabbits.

Grandma Snyder

©2013-2015 twosnydergirls 

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Sunday Dinner and a Hayride


As a child Sunday afternoons were either spent having a family over for dinner or being invited over to another church member’s home.  If we were lucky they would have children around our age and a wonderful afternoon would be spent playing.  This custom has for the most part disappeared in favour of going out for dinner at restaurants which are now open Sundays.
takes three to surround the tree

 Today we revisited this old custom when we were invited to break bread with members of our church.  The meal was wonderful and for Ruth, Emily and Haley the real treat happened after dinner when they were invited on a private hayride.

As a child what were your families Sunday afternoon traditions?

When was the last time you went out of a hayride or wondered around in the woods on a Sunday afternoon?

Grandma Snyder

©2013-2015 twosnydergirls

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