Don't you just love this time of the year with all it's autumn colour, the crisp fresh air and if you live here in British Columbia... rain! That's okay, we get used it and I have to admit the weather here has been quite lovely, although for the next couple of days we will need our umbrellas for sure.
The prompt for the Studio OnLine course with Kim Klassen from Oct. 12 to Oct. 26 was "Find. Forage. Create. Most of the finds were from our own backyard and a few from walks around our neighbourhood. I really enjoyed this prompt and hope you enjoy my photos.
Taken in our living room on my antique desk with side lighting.
Taken in our office/studio on my prop cabinet with backlighting. Loving my new Anthropologie mug and bowl.
These are all from our backyard and I used a white foam core board on the the coffee table beside the window.
Taken the same way as the photo above. I bought the cute little place from one of our local thrift stores for $1.50.
This photo was taken in our office/studio on a table with foam core for the background with side lighting from a north window. Our granddaughter picked out this pumpkin from the pumpkin farm.
The background is our coffee table and side lighting was used.
For this one I used some linen for the background and also taken in our living room with side lighting. Totally in love with my Anthropologie teacup... I'm sure you will be seeing it in lots of my photos.
The background is the bag from Anthropologie. Side lighting used.
Instead of going outside to find leaves, etc., I chose to use my indoor plant. I used a linen background hung over a foam core board. The table I sometimes use is one from IKEA that has slats and the spaces in between are perfect for holding the foam core boards in.
Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend. Happy Halloween!
In 2003, Jim and I stayed at the beautiful Olde Manse Bed & Breakfast in Clayburn Village, Abbotsford, BC. The people sold it a while later and it is now a private residence. The gardens though are still kept in pristine condition. Every once in awhile we love to visit the Clayburn Village and we always stop in at the Clayburn Village Store and Tea Shop. The food is very well prepared and presented, while the ambience of the store brings you back to the 1900s with its vintage look and feel.
Anyway back to the B&B. For breakfast, the lovely lady had prepared for us these amazing Gingerbread Pancakes with Lemon Sauce. It was a family recipe that had been passed on to her and she loved making them. We enjoyed them so much that I asked for the recipe and was glad she shared it with me. These pancakes have become a tradition for our family at Christmastime and other special occasions during the year. Seeing that the prompt for Kim Klassen's Studio OnLine course for this past week was "pancakes", I decided to share this recipe with you.
Gingerbread Pancakes with Lemon Sauce
The dry ingredients: 1 1/2 cups flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ground ginger, 1/4 tsp baking soda, 1/4 tsp salt
The wet ingredients: 1 egg, 1 1/4 cups milk, 1/4 cup molasses, 3 tbsp cooking oil
In a medium mixing bowl stir together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda and salt.
In a large mixing bowl beat the egg and milk until combined. Then beat in molasses and cooking oil.
Add the flour mixture to the milk mixture and stir just until blended but still slightly lumpy.
Pour about 1/4 cup batter for each pancake onto a hot, lightly greased griddle or heavy skillet. Cook over medium heat until browned, turning to cook second sides when pancakes have bubbly surfaces and slightly dry edges.
Serve with hot Lemon Sauce... Makes about 15 pancakes.
In a small saucepan stir together 1/2 cup sugar, 4 tsp cornstarch and a dash nutmeg. Stir in 1 cup water. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Then cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Add 2 tbsp butter, 1/2 tsp finely shredded lemon peel and 2 tbsp lemon juice. Stir just until butter melts. Serve warm... makes 1 1/4 cups.
If you decide to make these, we hope you enjoy them as much as our family has over the years.
Happy Thanksgiving from our home to yours!
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