Friday, February 24, 2017

Inspiration From Record Albums


 
I went to a record store on Danforth tonight while Aidan was in swimming.  I spent some time perusing the record albums and admiring the Artwork on cover.  I've forgotten how the albums got so artistic.  I quite miss it.   Here's a Cindy Lauper Album cover.

During my walkabout tonight, I was walking back to the pick up Aidan, I almost got sprayed by a skunk.  I originally thought it was a black cat, until I saw the white stripe slowly coming up.   I hightailed it across the street but got stalked a few steps later by the same creature. Luckily it disappeared in the dark.

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

FMS Photo A Day | February and January Collage

Here's my January 2017 Collage.   I quite enjoyed taking the photos  based on January prompts and was able to keep up and take photos everyday.  Hoping to do the same thing for February.




This is the February prompt from Fat Mum Slim Photo A Day.  Some interesting prompts for Feb.  



Saturday, January 28, 2017

Copacabana Bite-sized Muffins

This one is my all time fave banana snack cake from Looneyspooons Collection (by Janet & Greta Podleski).  I've substituted 1 cup sugar with 1/2 cup of maple syrup or Cranberry Syrup.



Ingredients
1 1/2cups     all-purpose flour
1/2 cup         whole wheat flour
1 tsp             each baking powder and baking soda
1/2 tsp          salt
1 cup            granulated sugar
2                   eggs
1/4 cup        butter, at room temperature
1 cup           mashed ripe bananas
1/2 cup        light (5%) sour cream
1 tsp            vanilla
1/2 cup        mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup        coconut (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.  Spray a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.  You can also use regular muffin pans or min-muffin pans.  Just bake it at  20mins instead of 25mins.
  2. In a medium bow, combine both flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Set aside
  3. In a large bowl, beat together sugar, eggs, and butter on medium speed of electric mixer.  Add bananas, sour cream and vanilla.  Beat again until smooth.
  4. Gradually add flour mixture to banana mixture, beating after each addition.  Batter will be thick.  Fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Spoon batter into prepared pan and spread evenly using a spatula.  Bake for 25 to 28 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted i centre of cake comes out clean.  Cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into 24 pieces and store in an airtight container.
Make 24 servings
Per serving 173 calories, 4.9 g total fat; (2.7 saturated fat), 3g protein, 31g carbohydrate, 1.4g fibre, 36 mg cholesterol, 199 mg sodium.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

FMS Photo a Day Jan 21 Grow


21| Grow.  I've had this orchid a for a few Years now.  It's nice to see it bloom and growing.  I've lost a few orchids when I first started buying orchids, now I have  half a dozen of orchid thriving.  #fmsphotoaday

Monday, December 26, 2016

Crabby Cat


Crabby Cat. In all fairness to Minx, he was a bit Crabby because I did wake him when I placed the Santa hat on him and kept snapping photos with the flash until I got a good pic.  #crabbycat



Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to you and your family!  

Aidan was supposed to play at Long and McQuade Recital for Music Therapy fundraising drive on Dec 8 but I double booked him and wasn't able to do the recital.  Sharing this video.  He has an amazing new piano teacher - Natasha Frid Finlay.



Thursday, December 08, 2016

FMS Photo a Day 8| Red

8| Red. Our Christmas tree was finally decorated during the weekend.  We've been buying real tree for the last 11 years but finally bought an artificial tree with lights.   Easy piecey...no tangled lights to have to deal with.  #fmsphotoaday.



8| Red.  Something Red. Love the Candy Cane Lindt chocolates. #fmsphotoaday

FMS Photo a Day - December 2016

My snapshots for Nov 2016


And the prompts for FMS Photo a Day - month of December.  Love the prompts for December and hoping to keep up and complete a whole month.


Friday, November 11, 2016

FMS PHoto a Day November - 9| Home Sweet Home

9| Home Sweet Home. No TV and no electronics last night after dinner.  Aidan wanted to show us what he did for the Art Club.  My paintbrushes and acrylic paints were put into good use.  Funny enough, I asked him the night before whether he will join the Art Club at school.  He originally said no, saying that he doesn't think he's good enough to be in the art club.  I told him, he should try it out and see if he has the knack for it.  It doesn't hurt to try. You always have to try something once, if you don't like it, at least you tried.


Friday, November 04, 2016

Ordinary

4| Ordinary.....Road turned to Magnificent with the golden coloured trees. #fmsphotoaday