Thursday, June 30, 2016

Plenty to celebrate!

Happy Canada Day!

Okay, we're a day early but we like a chance to wear our hats!

The first week of July is such a wonderful week for celebrations!  Up here north of the 49th parallel we’re celebrating Canada Day tomorrow, July 1st!  It’s all about the red and white and we feel happy and patriotic. 

We are lucky to live in prosperous, democratic, literate countries. Sure we have problems, but we have much to be grateful for.  Some of our readers are from the UK, Australia, France and elsewhere and we know you are lucky too.

Like many people in the USA on the 4th, the Canadian national pastime will be something wonderful on the bbq, a great dessert or three and fireworks. 

I’m getting ready by sticking flags in anything that moves (and things that don't!) and buying strawberries for this great and extremely easy dessert idea.  
Strawberries have just arrived in our village!  We bought these from the farmer at the roadside stand.

You will need:

One tray or bowl of lovely fresh strawberries.

I smaller bowl of whipped cream cheese (we bought it whipped)
1 smaller bowl of Demerara sugar (or dark brown sugar).

That’s all it takes.  Dip your strawberry  in the whipped cream cheese and then in the Demerara sugar and you will think you died and went to heaven.   These were a big hit with my friends last night and will be added to the dessert list FOREVER!   

May I suggest if you are celebrating the 4th, that you add some blueberries (and maybe a spoon) and you’ll feel right at home.

We hope that everyone enjoys their holidays and that there’s still plenty of time to relax and read mysteries.

Enjoy Canada Day!  And enjoy the 4th of July!   Happy eating and reading.  Enjoy the fireworks. 

Come on over and tell us what you plan to do/eat/or plant flags in on your special day.  Maybe you just want to chill ... maybe you are somewhere else, celebrating something else. Whatever it is, let's hear it!