While going through some old recipes we found this one. Dutch Babies, a recipe that my mother-in-law gave us, and childhood favourite of my husband. I had actually never heard of dutch babies, but I'm glad I have been introduced to them!
How To Make Dutch Babies
Ingredients: For 4 people (keep doubling for number of people)
1/8 cup butter
1 cup milk
So easy and so good! Enjoy!
This past weekend we went on a wonderful wine pairing tour called Wrapped Up in the Valley, just outside St. Catharines, Ontario. You buy a passport with 25 wineries on it, and at each one you get something small to eat that is paired with one of the winery's wines. It was lots of fun, and we probably bought way too much wine! Somehow we managed to fill a whole case. Oh well, it will be enjoyed!
We ended up visiting 13 wineries on the Saturday! That's a lot of wine for one day! We were thinking of doing the rest on the Sunday, but we were kind of wined out, and ended up doing some shopping in Niagara-on-the-Lake instead. It was a great way to spend a cold Saturday.
Favourite Wines of the Tour
At Hernder Estate Winery we got to enjoy a wine made out of rhubarb. It was paired with, of course, a strawberry rhubarb tart. The two went together so well, definitely the best pairing combo of the day for me. Usually, I enjoy both the food and wine, but don't really understand why one wine goes better then another. But these two really did complement each other. The wine is very crisp and light, quite different then a normal white made from grapes.
This winery, Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery, is located in an old house that the family winery has stood on for 200 years. We were given a delicious grilled cheese sandwich, with apple-smoked cheddar and pear on it, and a glass of their riesling, called Loved By Lou. Both were amazing! We ended up tasting some of their other wines, and I was particularly taken with the 2012 rosé. Somewhere in between a sweet and dry; a little on the sweet side, but not overly sweet like some rosés, but also a little bit dry. It will be an easy drinking bottle, I think!
The very last winery of the day, when we were quite tired, was a big surprise! The service was great and friendly, and the wines were excellent! This winery is Kacaba Vineyards. Set in a beautiful, old style county house, and when we arrived it was gently snowing. Amazing setting! We enjoyed a bite sized snack of flatbread, with pork tenderloin and a tomato jam on top, paired with this cabernet sauvignon. Both were very tasty, and we ended up buy a couple of their other wines as well. All of them were terrific. Overall, it was a fabulous day of indulgence.
Happy Friday! Here's a little magic duo that seems to clean just about anything!
This combo removes stains from whites, and is an amazing fabric softener. I'm talking about baking soda and vinegar! I have actually started using it all the time when I do laundry, skipping out on fabric softener all together, and bleach for whites. Just add a small spoonful of baking soda to the actual laundry, and then pour a bit of vinegar into the bleach slot. Try it on some whites! And you will be able to see the difference! That's my cleaning tip for the day, have a wonderful weekend!
Today I turned 30! This was actually I really scary number for me, I never dreaded a birthday so much before. I was having a bit of a break down over this milestone, and thinking, I haven't accomplished enough yet!
So, instead of dwelling on all that I haven't done, I thought I would list the 30 things in my life that I am happy and proud about!
30 Wonderful Things