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Dark roast of the decade


One day just after Christmas I was shopping at Whole Foods. I’m particular about what I buy there because they are quite expensive. They do have nice flowers at a reasonable price and bulk goods as well. I was there for panettone, which I just discovered this year, where has it been all of my life? It’s so delicious we ate 2 loaves and I had to go back for another one! Panettone French toast is to die for!

Unfortunately, we ate it all up before taking a photo. Even the third loaf was gone before we knew what was happening. Suffice to say that it was slathered with fresh butter and drenched in real maple syrup! Yum!

I stumbled across this coffee and thought…there’s only few more days left to this decade, if I don’t get it now it will be too late!

The year 2020 is going to be a year that I pay more attention to how I do self-care. So on Monday I went and got a pedicure. It felt wonderful and my toes look much prettier.

As you can see, Tucker, Joe and I had a nice quiet New Year’s Eve. I took this picture from my place on the couch…we were all in bed and sound asleep quite a bit before the ball dropped.

Today is my first day back at school/work since just before Christmas. The lovely thing about being a teacher is having Christmas break! I’ve spent quite a bit of that break walking all over town and starting the process of getting myself back into some sort of healthy shape. This is one of the little boat yards just around the corner.

Yesterday I spent the day at my daughter’s house. Her birthday is next week and I brought up the ingredients for her favourite dinner and a delicious oatmeal spice cake with chocolate cinnamon ganache. Bonnie went out to spend an afternoon sans children and Verne, Abigail, and I spent the day cuddling up on the couch watching movies. Verne helped me make the ganache and dinner was ready when Bonnie and my son-in-law got home. It was a win-win for everyone!


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8 thoughts on “Dark roast of the decade

  1. What yummy sounding bread and coffee!!!! I love me a good dark roast! I shop at Whole Foods about every other month for certain items. But their general stuff is overpriced for sure.

    Happy birthday to your daughter ….those children are cute!
    I teach special ed preK in a private agency. We don’t go back until Monday. The last two weeks have been so relaxing. And winter has been so mild for our walks!

    Happy new year!

  2. I always love your seaside photos!
    I’m sure your daughter enjoyed her break while you kept the home fires burning.
    I was in bed before the ball dropped, too.
    There are no Whole Foods where I live, but now you have me wondering about that panettone bread …

  3. What a lovely time you have been having. Now I want Pannetone! Probably too late to find any, but I shall try. I hear there are many different flavors. I love the picture with the boat. Looks like you live in a lovely fishing village?

  4. The day with your grandkids sounds so nice. That little one is sooo adorable. They all are! We enjoyed a quiet new year’s eve, too. I think it’s becoming the trend, don’t you? Or maybe I’m just old and my friends are, too. We don’t go out anymore. Your walk by the water looks so nice.

  5. Happy New Year! I’ve heard Panetonne french toast is awesome but have never tried it. I’m going to have to make a point of it this year. We had a quiet New Years too. Just the way I wanted it this year. The kids are so cute! Happy Birthday to your daughter.

  6. I have not heard of Panetonne, but it sounds delicious! Your NYE sounds cozy. My son, d-i-l, and grandson came over for a bit but wanted to get home before too late. I usually stay up and turn the TV on just long enough to see the ball drop, but I fell asleep on the couch about 10:30. The oatmeal spice cake with chocolate cinnamon ganache has my mouth watering. What a fun time with the grandchildren and a special thing to do for your daughter.

  7. Your neighborhood is so beautiful! I always love seeing your photos!
    Happy New Year to you! Self care is important–I have my list of goals (NOT resolutions) for the year and one is to pursue some artistic ventures–watercolors and sketching.
    What a fun day you had–snuggling with the grandkids!

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