In My Element

An Edmonton Photo Blog with a huge focus on Food and Recipes. Eating, Cooking, Baking, with Food and Non-Food Photography and Writing can be found on this Canadian Blog.

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Tomato & Zucchini Sauce
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Tomato & Zucchini Sauce
My parents were out of town for a month during fall harvest so I pillaged their garden.  Many times actually.  They grow a lot of amazing produce and there was boxes and boxes of tomatoes. With so many tomatoes, I decided to make tomato sauce and can it for future use throughout the winter season...
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Tiered Birthday Cake
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I haven't made a tiered cake in quite some time so I offered to make one for my mother-in-law's 70th birthday.  It's not as daunting as many may think.I break up the whole process into manageable chunks.  I make the cakes, slice them into layers and then wrap them up to put into the fre...
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Lemon Tree
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Lemon Tree
My lemon tree has a wee lemon growing! 🍋🍋🍋
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Celebrating Canada's 150th Birthday!
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Celebrating Canada's 150th Birthday!
Have you been attending any celebrations for Canada's 150th Birthday?  I have!  See below!But first, I thought I'd get in the mood and make some maple leaf ice cream sandwiches!  Maple Leaf Ice Cream Sandwichesmakes about 44 cookies1 cup butter1 cup sugar1 egg1 tsp vanilla0.5 tsp r...
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Cream Cheese Icing
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I'm having a horrible day.  Several weeks back I turned on the Auto Uploader setting in my Flickr account so the photos from my phone would just automatically upload to my account.  However, I realized that it didn't auto sync, thus if I deleted it from my phone, it wouldn't delete fr...
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Loblaws CityMarket, Brewery District, Edmonton
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Loblaws CityMarket, Brewery District, Edmonton
I often tell people that Loblaws should hire me cuz I'm their biggest fan.  People look at me strange but I'm serious. Don't talk bad about my Superstore.  As an avid home cook, Me love you long time!I loved them back when they were an ugly-painted warehouse box store, loading up m...
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Oktoberfest - Munich, Germany - Part 1
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Oktoberfest - Munich, Germany - Part 1
I've been feeling the travel itch but with no plans to go anywhere this fall, I started reminiscing of our past travels.  I thought I'd share some photos of our adventures to Munich's Oktoberfest!  We have been fortunate to attend 2 different years and it's always a good time. Tid...
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Bao Bun Pop Up - Dovetail Delicatessen
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Bao Bun Pop Up - Dovetail Delicatessen
What do you do when you find yourself home alone and with no interest in making dinner for 1? Well, first, you stumble upon this online....(images courtesy of Dovetail Delicatessen)Second, you realize you haven't had any exercise that day and a 20 minute walk to get there is right up your all...
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Hope you had a great May long weekend!
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Hope you had a great May long weekend!
 This may long weekend has been a blur!  Reno work.  Painting.  Gardening.  More Painting.  Get togethers.  More Painting. Wouldn't change a thing! Hope you had an amazing weekend!
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Talking Food with Gordie Johnson of Big Sugar
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Talking Food with Gordie Johnson of Big Sugar
I thought it would be fun to put a little rock and roll into my blog.  I got the chance to talk food with Gordie Johnson, lead singer of group Big Sugar. I have seen Big Sugar play during my University years and remember quite a few of their songs.  This week they played 2 sold out shows at Festi...
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