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  1. Dana McCauley
    August 3, 2009

    You are rocking the pies these days!

    I had beets yesterday at my mom’s house and (as you can see on my blog today) I made them last week at home with a yogurt and nigella seed garnish. Aren’t beets fantastic this time of year?

    http://danamccauley.wordpress.com/2009/08/03/all-about-nigella/

  2. Heather
    August 3, 2009

    The windstorm hit Edmonton too.

  3. Cheryl
    August 3, 2009

    Doesn’t Shake’n’Bake qualify as two words? You are so, so lucky sometimes.

    Seems we missed the Saturday storm, but last night’s was a doozy.

  4. June
    August 3, 2009

    The girls look so proud of their waffle decorations -how sweet & what a good Auntie you are. Dinner looked awesome & as for the galette, don’t you just love them? They really make the fruit shine through, though I’m with you on having made a few “swimmingly” wonderful berry pies in my time.

  5. thepinkpeppercorn
    August 3, 2009

    Yum, yum, and more yum! Those waffles are over the top – and you are so sneaky!!!!

  6. Christina
    August 3, 2009

    I have to admit, I LOVE to entertain and cook for people but there is something really awesome about cooking a beautiful, delicious meal for my family or even just for my husband and I.
    I’ve got a disk of pie dough in the fridge along with a ton of blueberries that will be perfect for the Galette!! Looking forward to it!

  7. Erica B.
    August 3, 2009

    Saturday’s storm missed the house but we were in Red Deer when it hit there. Winds were so fierce we took the party and the contents of the deck indoors. The drive home was an adventure too. Last nights storm was right on top of us; at one point the house shook – we were sure at least one of the kids would wake up and all three slept through the whole thing.

    We had bison and baby roasted potatoes this weekend too although not in the same meal :)

  8. Margaret
    August 3, 2009

    A staple in my freezer is the package of puff pastry. Mostly I use it for spinach quiche and fold over the points like you do. I will certainly be making your blueberry colette.

    I am surprised you had to wait for the power to come back on to whip the cream. I have an old rotary egg beater that my mom gave me years ago, and it’s always been a reliable backup tool for me, especially when the power goes out. (If you don’t have one, you can find lots of really good ones in the in thrift shops.) I bet W would love to help in your kitchen with that tool!

  9. JulieVR
    August 3, 2009

    It was more want than wait. I’m not a fan of beating cream by hand! I’m kind of lazy that way.

  10. Grace
    August 3, 2009

    Julie, have I got *just* the toy for you …

    http://www.londondrugs.com/Cultures/en-US/SearchDetail.htm?SearchString=Whipped+Cream&Catalog=Homeware&Heirarchy=Homeware%3bKitchen+Accessories%3bGadgets&Category=Gadgets&BreadCrumbs=Homeware%3bHomeware%3bKitchen+Accessories%3bGadgets&ItemCount=10&CountIndex=5

    (yeah, I know, it’s really long) … in any event, no electricity required … simply pour the whipping cream plus whatever flavouring you want to use into the container, pop the lid on, pop in the CO2 cartridge, give it a bit of a shake, then push the lever and voila!! Whipped cream to your heart’s content!! You can store it as such, using it when you need it, and not have to worry about the whipped cream going all weepy on you. I love mine … :)

  11. Kate
    August 4, 2009

    What fun you have with food! The posts from the 28th of July through this one really are fantastic! Thanks for all the great recipes, great links and great adventures. Do you realize how many of us vicariously live through you? ;)

  12. Tiffany
    August 4, 2009

    Lovely pie. I came over from reading UTHC and enjoy your site. Blueberry pie is by far my favorite.

  13. Amy Green – Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free
    August 4, 2009

    The galette looks great. Did you have any trouble with the blueberries juicing all over when you cooked it? It doesn’t look like you did. I bet the cornstarch took care of that. I saw that it ran a little when you cut it but, hey, it’s a blueberry pie. It’s supposed to.

    I wouldn’t have whipped the cream by hand either. I spend a lot of time in the kitchen and am all about short cuts.

  14. Christina
    August 4, 2009

    Just had to let you know that I made the blueberry Galette tonight and it was so delicious!! I used the 2nd disc of pie crust that I had in the fridge from when I made Cheryl’s hand pie’s on the Barbecue (also a winner). Both my husband and I preferred tonight’s Galette to a pie. The bottom did get soggy at all which we both loved. This will be made again and again! I just picked up a big bag of cherries that will be my next Galette. Another winner! Thanks Julie!!

  15. Lynn
    August 4, 2009

    All so beautiful! I love making galette, everyone is always blown away by them and they are simplicity itself. A peach galette may be making an appearance soon on my table! The beets look wonderful. Every year I get a craving for beets.

  16. Janice
    August 5, 2009

    What is the name of the bison farm where you get your steaks? I am looking to stock my freezer with some bison!

  17. margo
    August 5, 2009

    I believe my prayers were answered Saturday night! (As the week went on and the forecast turned to 31 and thunderstorms, I started praying!!) Our son got married (Ponoka, north of Red Deer) and my daughter who was the flower girl and Over-the-Moon with excitement, is also over-the-top terrified of intense weather, especially wind. With all the destructive storms and even death from them, it seems we were hit the mildest. Trees were stripped and it was a nasty storm here for awhile, but nothing like even in Lacombe, 15 minutes away. Both of my husband’s brothers and their families were spending the weekend at Big Valley Jamboree, and left to come to Ponoka for the wedding. We are so thankful, yet so sad for the losses of some.

  18. JulieVR
    August 5, 2009

    Janice – these came from a friend whose brother raises bison but doesn’t sell them… I’d try Valta Bison (www.valtabison.com), Buffalo Horn Ranch (www.buffalohornranch.ca) or Carmen Creek (www.carmencreek.com).

  19. JulieVR
    August 5, 2009

    Grace – your link didn’t work!

  20. Charmian Christie
    August 5, 2009

    It all looks so gorgeous!

    I’m glad you joined the World’s Longest Barbecue. We had friends over for it and love the annual event. No block party, just getting people eating more local food, one meal at a time.

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