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Saturday, June 29, 2013

We are going to Cheam, United Kingdom

GramaBarb's Strawberry Shortcake Recipe left for Cheam, UK -- Let's follow it.....

First of all we will want to know where Cheam is located:
Cheam's roots can be dated back as far as 1018, when Chertsey Abbey owned the area. The park that caught my attention in Cheam is Nonsuch Park. I had to find out more about this Park as I'm sure it has a colourful history. This is an excellent video giving a brief overview of the history of Nonsuch Park in Cheam.
Near the entrance to Nonsuch Park is a lovely shopping area in Cheam Village.
A delightful visit that will be complete by stopping for dinner at The Grumpy Mole Restaurant I would like to try The “GRUMPY MOLE” PIES!
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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

To Calabasas, CA and the Movie Set of M*A*S*H

Four recipes travelled to Calabasas, California
This is my first time to armchair travel to this region of California and I am excited to also visit Malibu Creek State Park where the movie and TV show,Mash, was filmed.

You will recognized the Goat Buttes in the background from many movies that have been shot in Malibu Creek State Park (source wikimedia)

Have you been to Calabasas?
Calabasas is an affluent city in Los Angeles County, California
A quick video introduction to Calabasas, California
The Commons at Calabasas is a upscale retail and entertainment complex that is absolutely world-class! It is designed with landscape architecture complete with a river, live turtles and frogs.

I enjoyed visiting Calabasas very much! We followed these recipes:
2 Dessert Recipe Card
GramaBarb's Carrot Cake
AnnaRuth's Carrot Cake
GramaBarb's Apple Cake
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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

To Abbotsford, BC, Canada

It is Louises's Zucchini Chocolate Cake Recipe that takes us to Abbotsford and I am excited to see what I can find that is interesting and even unusual.
photo source wikipedia
Abbotsford, BC is well known for it's International Airshow held every year in August on the second Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the month.
A short video of the Canadian Snowbirds
You will quickly learn that Abbotsford is known by the logo - "City in the Country" When you drive to Abbotsford you can't help but notice all the different types of farms surrounding the city. You can't help but wonder what they produce and will you be able to buy any of their fresh produce?
Take this quick video tour of some of the farms that will whet your appetite:
Put these farms on your itinerary:
This farm is set up for visits from families to tour groups yet they have maintained the feeling of visiting a 210 acre working farm with 180 cows and they also have a petting area for adults and kids. Birchwood Dairy Farm
You will want to visit real live bee hives in Abbotsford: They offer educational tours for groups of 5 or more throughout the year but encourage these to take place from May to August when they are able to take the group to see the live hives Campbell's Gold Honey Farm
They also have Honey Wine. Honey wine tastings are 6 days per week during their open hours, to those 19 years and older. ID required.

List of other recipes that also travelled to Abbotsford, BC:
Grace's Chocolate Cake
Old Fashioned Raisin Bread
Grace's Chocolate Pudding
Swedish Rusks
Panoramic view of the Fraser Valley as seen from eastern Abbotsford looking northwest - Thank you for visiting.
photo source wikipedia

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Lemon Recipe goes to Toronto, ON, Canada

Follow The Lemon Recipe to Toronto
When you visit Toronto you will want to tour the city which should include a drive down the famous Yonge St. and enjoy the history along the way. My last trip through Toronto we drove by the Canadian "shrine" - the Maple Leaf Gardens! Everyone in Canada listened to "Hockey Night in Canada" on Saturday night often broadcast from Maple Leaf Gardens. We listened to the hockey games on the radio long before we finally owned a TV in Northern BC, Canada. I will never forget listening to Foster Hewitt on the radio and his famous phrase "He shoots, he scores!" Hewitt was part of the opening night ceremonies for Maple Leaf Gardens in November 1931, and the broadcast gondola where Hewitt would broadcast from.

Watch this Maple Leaf Gardens history video:
You will want to schedual a day to go to Toronto Islands. They are located just offshore from Toronto city centre. They are an are an archipelago of 14 islands, some 325 hectares in size. This looks like a perfect place to take your family for a day away from the hot city if you are visiting during the summer months. You can take a short ferry ride of about 15 minutes...enjoy the view of the city from the ferry
A view of Toronto Islands from the famous CN Tower:
photo source wikipedia
Keep your Toronto City Guide book handy so you don't miss other wonderful attractions