February 2009

  • Double Frosted Bourbon Brownies

    Make these delicious brownies for your sweetie for Valentines, or even better for "just because".


    A moist, rich brownie full of walnuts, sprinkled wth a little bourbon after baking and topped with two layers of frosting. Not only are they yummy, but they keep well in the refrigerator for several days. (Bring them to room temperature before serving.)

    Of all the cookies I bake, these are my husband's favorite and the cookie recipe I get asked for most often.

    So... lets get started. Begin with the BROWNIE LAYER.

  • Ice Crystals


    Just LOOK at these gorgeous ice crystals we found growing on the twigs and grasses beside our favorite walking trail along Salmon Creek here in Vancouver. The crystals are attached to the twigs and grasses, but the branching formation is all ice!

    Of course, we ran home, grabbed our camera and tripod and headed back to capture as many crystals as possible before they melted away. I totally loved this little frozen pond surrounded by grasses encrusted with ice crystals.