around the house.

A few scenes from the first night we began to unpack and make this little rented space our home for a while.



We’ve been trying to make our own bread these last few weeks and I have to say it’s been very satisfying to finally make a loaf that you enjoy eating. We are taking the easy way and letting our new friend Oster whip up the dough for us but nonetheless it is satisfying and homemade and i like it.

here is the recipe that my dear friend Colleen gave me:

put ingredients in the bread maker in the following order

1 1/2 cups warm water

1 egg

4 tbsp. oil (I use olive oil)

3 tbsp. sugar

1 1/2 tsp. salt

4 c. of flour (i have experimented here and found that 3 c. whole wheat and 1 c. all purpose is what I like)

make a small little well in the flour for yeast.

2 1/4 tsp yeast

place bread maker on dough setting and press start.

after dough is done take it out.

separate into two bread pans and allow to rise a second time.

bake at 350 for 25 minutes.

brush the top of your loaves with milk and then let cool.

Yesterday I made buns out of the recipe – I think i like the bread better – but forgot to take a picture of my loaves so the bun picture will have to do.

stay tunes for the adventure of oster and cinnamon buns.

summer cherries on the deck with two little friends.

These are just two of our little friends from downstairs.

They love Justin Beiber and Wavin’ Flag and could sing along word for word on either.  They love candy and colouring and daily bring the latest picture or paper cutout they have whipped up.  They love to knock and when we just don’t want to answer anymore they tend to lay on the hallway floor and start to talk into the crack under the door hoping that somewhere in there will be someone that will come and play.  Most days it’s cute – some days it’s not.  Yesterday i decided it was cute, which resulted in us eating cherries on the deck together.