John Haisell’s Cake

Cake by Ivy and John Haisell.

Cake by Ivy and John Haisell

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Le Dîner en Blanc (Vancouver edition)

Le Dîner en Blanc held by Science World this year.

Le Dîner en Blanc held by Science World this year.

I had the pleasure of being Ivy’s guest to this once-a-year, highly demanded event.  To summarize what it is:  it’s a pop-up picnic event where everyone has to wear white, bring their own table with a white table cloth, chairs, plates, cutlery, wine glasses, food, and trash bag.  The waiting list is in the thousands!  Other Dîner en Blanc’s occur around the world.  They’re currently on 5 different continents.

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Canning Fruit For the First Time

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Cherries in red wine syrup canned in weck jars

Ivy said, “hey, let’s do canning!” and I’m thinking “ehhh” because I don’t really like jam and Ivy didn’t want to can asparagus.  Then she gave me a glass of carbonated water with canned cherries in a red wine syrup, and I’m thinking, “how soon?”. Continue reading