Tag Archives: Canada

Deep Cove Park

Today we set off for a nice walk at Deep Cove Park with some old friends from Anna’s university years –  Damian and Allisa and their children.  The one hour leisurely hike up offers spectacular views of  the bay and a great vista of downtown Vancouver.  On the way down we stopped for some coffee and crêpes […]

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3 Hour Cake

We are expecting some company tomorrow, so Monika offered to make a cake for tomorrow.  She did not realize that this cake recipe takes 3 hours to get ready.  Nonetheless this one turned out awesome and it was well worth the wait.  

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The Great Pillage

Today is Halloween – it is great many things to many different people.  For ghosts and goblins and witches and monsters it is time to freely roam the streets. For little Vikings at heart it is time to get out and liberate the neighbourhood of some candies and for the dentists it is time to pick up […]

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Viking and Dragons

There are many different things we all miss about being on the other side of the pond.  From the simple narrow and twisted cobble stone streets we walked in the old town Nuremberg to our friends  and our favourite coffee shops and stores, the amazing gelato and the atmosphere of the old city, the history and […]

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14 Pizza Dinner

You will have to take my word for it, even though the pictures don’t show it, there really were 14 pizza on the dinner menu tonight – each different than the last.  Twelve of them were consumed on site and two went home with us.  There was also bread pudding.  There was a lot of […]

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Thanksgiving is great.  Three days off, three days of eating and relaxing.  It is great to be home for this one.  While Christmas has its own charm, Thanksgiving is special.  It is time to take pause and reflect, time to be thankful and appreciative.  Time to spend with family, time to relax and appreciate everyone […]

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Blow Out

It is a Thanksgiving Saturday.  A beautiful day, sunny and warm.  It is the kind of day you go out for a nice lazy walk around the lake or the little forest that is not far away from our home.  Today on the lazy morning agenda I decided to winterize my irrigation system.  My shiny […]

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Hello Hugo

To make a long story short – this is what our weekend is shaping up to be. We are going to be sampling four more bottles of Prosecco to see which one will be perfect to make just the right tasting Hugo. We are looking for volunteers to help us empty these four lovely bottles. […]

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Breaking with Tradition

It is a beautiful Thanksgiving day in Nuremberg.  To keep up with Canadian tradition we got up early to start on the Thanksgiving dinner in particular our usual double baked butternut squash.  We have been making this for the last 15 years and no Thanksgiving was ever without this dish.  In fact is it the […]

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