Monday, December 26, 2011

Xmas dinner locally

The weather the last week has been lovely so we've been out skating every day. We even managed a short time down at the Leg on Christmas Eve while Jenn prepared dinner (although the picture below is from Hawreluk Park on Christmas Day). We managed to source almost the entire dinner locally.

The vegetables were from our garden or local farmers. The turkey was from Serban Farms by Smoky lake. Jenn ordered it last spring and, although it was slightly drier than she expected,it had a huge amount of meat on it compared to store bought birds we've had in the past. The buns were from a local bakery and the rest was made from scratch.

About the only things that weren't local were the cranberries, the coffee and some of the ingredients for desert. I made carrot cake and fruit cake and there just aren't a lot of local nuts or local candied fruit.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Happy Holidays

We've been busy skating, baking and enjoying the remains of the summer harvest (strawberry-rhubarb pie last nights).

Here's a quick snap of the legislature all lit up this evening. A lovely evening at +4 walking among the lights.