I joined a cookie blog hop site - now have no idea who set it up - hopeless me. I'm in a state of flux ... for various reasons to be told at some distance time ... but one step forward and some just staying still ...
|Jammy ones ... sooooo good!|
There are regional variations on the origin of doughnuts - most were developed from the Dutch explorers and immigrants ...
I remember the English jam doughnuts ... as being very decadent and a very big treat ... then came across them a decade or two later down in South Africa - as Koeksisters ...
|American Holiday |
...the Dutch word "koek" for a wheat flour confectionery mix, combined with the American word "cookie", and "sister" to a tale of two sisters plaiting their doughnuts and then dunking them in syrup - I might say I read this first and second in fact as dunkin' their plaited hair ... ?? - so creating this iconic pastry.
|Someone recommended I|
read this book, which would
give me an insight into the
Vancouver of today
We've been out to lunches, suppers etc ... Royal Legion ones ... where it's interesting to find some in 'takkies' and jeans ... others dressed up - yet with socks and shoes on ... so a mix of dress is allowable.
|Immaculate course - the scrub|
around somewhat contradicts it ...
|Santa visits here too - not |
me - this was his elf!
... we have snow on the mountain and thick frosts - so the cold weather is a-coming ... I know in England storm Caroline is doing its 'thing'!
|A brochure for 'Visit Eastbourne' |
popped up in my Reader ... this is a
gingerbread bandstand cake ... not
something I'd try! - but it looks pretty
and reminds me of home ... I forgot
to take photos of my shortbread
We are doing what we can ... when the snow comes we'll see ...
|The Cowichan Valley Citizen newspaper puts|
out this 'Holiday Party Time' bulletin every
year with recipes and various Christmas songs
So not desperately exciting ... but we did drive round one of the local bays today ... and that looked beautiful - might do one or two more of those trips and next time stop to take photos ...
The 'dos' have entertainment attached ... so lots of singing (especially the 12 days of Christmas), prizes, skits - all good hearted fun ...
|We've had a bit of this too ...|
Enjoy all the build ups with family and friends, remember all who have less than us ... and just be happy and enjoy - til next week ...
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