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Valentine

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Vanilla Sablé Cookies; adapted from this recipe with cinnamon sugar hearts.

Vanilla Sablé Cookies; adapted from this recipe with cinnamon sugar hearts.

All packaged and ready for delivery.

All packaged and ready for delivery.

Valentine’s Eve breakfast this morning: homemade chocolate walnut sticky buns with cinnamon. I used this recipe for naan bread. I rolled out the dough after it had risen for about 2 hours, brushed it with melted butter, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, toasted organic walnuts and chopped organic chocolate. After rolling it up like a jelly roll, I cut into 11 pieces and placed cut side down in a nine-inch round cake pan lined with parchment. The tops were brushed with butter and sprinkled with more cinnamon sugar. Very delicious and not too sweet!

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A day to celebrate love in all it’s glorious forms!

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Made a special dinner for Valentine’s Day, for which we felt teased along the journey to obtain the ingredients. Strawberries and a lovely bunch of daffodils at Niagara Market; a lovely bottle of Chilean Chardonnay. So I went with the old standard, chocolate-covered strawberries, along with yummy lemon squares from Cascadia Bakery, preceded by pasta tossed in a parsley and olive pesto with asiago cheese. A delicious meal and a lovely Valentine’s Day. Next year, I will try to be more organized and attempt the lovely cookies another blogger shared; I would be thrilled if they turned out half as beautiful as hers!

http://jenmaaninamman.com/2012/02/14/no-fail-sugar-cookies-just-in-time-for-valentines-day/

Yum!

 

Made these way too late to add to our Etsy shop, but I’ll be ready for next year!

Three new designs and one from last year.

Out and about in pink knit poncho with pink and white heart pin, I endeavor to find some Valentine’s Day things to photograph. Found some early cherry blossoms, which was a thrill, as well as a pair of red and white Miz Mooz at She She Shoes which might become my “must have!” of the spring.

14 February in Victoria BC: cherry blossoms.

My little felted heart pin out for it's Valentine's Day spin!

The Valentine's window at Rogers’ Chocolates.

One of my favourite windows in town, Violette Boutique.