just a smidgen

Winter Cocooning

An hour’s delay at the airport,

Red Roses.. with reassurances from the wife of our pilot { who was also flying with us },

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another hour { ? } circling over Lethbridge airspace,

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with plenty of time to consider the condition of the runway back home..
would it be as white as this rose?

Dip 2We had all the time in the world to remember the tender petals of a garden left behind..

Dip 4and arrived home to this..

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Dip 8Dip 6No flowers will grace these gardens for a very long while..

but I have time to cocoon, catch up on my blog visits and reminisce

about the vivid color of friendships rediscovered.

There have been so many this year.. Lois, Shauna.. and now Deb

What wonderful full ” circling round ” has happened in my life and I wonder who will be next ♥ !

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Deb shared this recipe with our group of coffee friends about 10 years ago (was it ten?)
and now I’m sharing it with you..

It’s so quick.. and cravable, perfect for spreading hot on crackers..

Deb's Cheese Dip Recipe

Deb's Cheese Dip
  • 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup full fat mayonnaise
  • 1 cup swiss cheese grated
  • 4-5 green onions (scallions) finely chopped
  • 1 package slivered almonds
  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Cream together the first four ingredients until completely blended. Sprinkle over top with the slivered almonds.
  3. Bake for about 1 hour or until the dip is soft and melted and the almonds on top are lightly browned.
  4. Serve with crackers.
by Deb Bannerman

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Lois shared her guacamole recipe with us about 20 years ago (was it 20?)

Lois' Guacamole Recipe

Lois' Guacamole
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 small plain yogurt (about ¼ cup)
  • 1/2 small jar salsa
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • tabasco sauce to taste
  • handful grated cheddar cheese
  1. Combine all ingredients except cheddar cheese in a food processor. Pulse until you have the desired consistency. Remove to a serving bowl and stir in cheddar cheese.
  2. Serve with tortilla chips.
By Lois Milne

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And you’ll remember me sharing this lovely recipe from Shauna..
{ if you knew Smidge about 1 year ago }

She shared it with us back in the days of wind surfing and sunning on the deck
and mornings of pancake breakfasts at

” Camp Pow “

” It’s Spaghetti ” Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti Squash

I’ll be back later in the week with some indoor Spring inspiration and a burlap DIY! Until then.. stay warm!

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