So we went off to BC for 2 1/2 weeks and it was awesome.  The weekend after we were back was my son Eliot’s 20th birthday.  So, of course this entailed some cooking and baking.

I made these phenomenal biscuits from Joy the Baker cookbook.

I actually made them earlier in the day and left them on the pan and just popped them in before dinner.

I  had some chives in my garden so I traveled out there and cut some for the recipe.  They haven’t blossomed yet but I cut some that didn’t have buds on them and they were just fine.

I usually just use scissors to cut the chives to put in the recipe but I forgot and chopped with a knife, scissors are much easier…as long as you don’t run with them!

A lot of Joy’s recipes uses Buttermilk and when I am in the mood to bake, I will buy it but I didn’t have any this time so I made my own by adding a tablespoon of vinegar to milk and letting it sit.  It just looks so darn appetizing don’t you think?

I think I have only used jalapenos one or twice and the only thing I remember not to do is rub your eyes after touching, slicing or adding.  Not really sure why you would be touching your eyes at all but they always say this in recipes with jalapenos.  If you leave the seeds out of the recipe, it won’t be as hot.  I did this time as I wasn’t sure how they would turn out.  In hindsight, I would at least add a few for a bit of a zap.

Kind of the before and after…

You chop up the jalapeno, chives and cheese and basically you just mix everything together. Not rocket science! It is important to make sure all that flour that is in the bottom gets mixed up in the batter.

You then knead it about 10 times and flatten out to about 1/2 thick.

Then I just took a big sharp knife and cut them into squares and put them on the pan. Cook for about 12ish minutes and eat.

As you see, they got eaten so fast I didn’t get a chance to take a picture of them cooked.

Here are just a couple pictures of our trip to BC.

Some pretty cool cloud formations driving from Langley to Kelowna.  Amazing!

This WHOLE store was blue dishes, pottery, everything, I was in heaven but didn’t buy a thing!  In case you haven’t noticed, I love the colour blue.

This is actually in Seattle and is the gum wall. Apparently this is outside a Live Theatre and while waiting, people started putting their gum and so on and so on.  Just a wee bit nasty after the appetizing biscuits above.

This is Stanley Park in Vancouver and Meredith

I’m back

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