Category Archives: Pender Island Life

Alternative Valentine's Lollipops

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Strawberry-Beet Pops.

These are pretty in a slightly tousled, just got out of bed, kind of way — just the way everything should look on Valentines. They’re not perfect, and I’m beginning to accept that carrying through the beet lollipop idea to its ultimate end may have been going just a tad bit overboard.

But the natural beet colouring worked, the agave acted like corn syrup to prevent the boiling syrup from crystallizing, and the strawberry flavour, although not entirely natural, made them taste like Jolly Ranchers.  Yum. Continue reading

Whistler 2010 – Our Pre-Olympic Visit

Vancouver 2010 at Whistler

We’re not huge fans of the Olympics ’round here — especially the ones coming to Vancouver (you have to admit it’s a lot of money for a 2 week party), but now that they’re almost here, we hope they go off without a hitch — the money’s been spent, after all.  We had an opportunity to visit Whistler for a couple of nights, so we figured: Why not?

We posed for the obligatory logo pictures: Continue reading