Welcome to PEI and a snowy Friday Fave 5!
We’ve had quite a time on the Island lately – four storms in nine days.
Even those of us who embrace winter are keeping quiet. There are too many people here who aren’t quite as fond of snow – and they’re all armed with shovels. 😉
Although the storms were wild, none of them matched the big blizzard of 1982. Roger and I were living in Mass. that year, while he attended seminary at Gordon Conwell Theological School. I remember hearing the reports from back home.
2. And he and I are both thankful for our neighbour who clears our driveway. I’m sure he, and all the snowplow operators on the Island, are getting storm-weary. They go above and beyond the call of duty. I’ve heard some heart-warming tales of snow-plow operators driving health-care workers and other essential service people to work in the height of the storms.
3. All that snow shovelling gives my beloved a good appetite. I made one of his favourite meals this week ~ fishcakes.
Fishcakes are a traditional Maritime dish. They’re easy to make and taste delicious, especially with Nannie’s mustard pickles. Some Maritimers use salt pork to make their fishcakes, but my mother always made them with a can of Chicken Haddie.Chicken Haddie is a boneless mixture of cod and haddock, along with hake and pollock. The recipe for fish cakes is simple – mix together about 2 cups of mashed potatoes, an egg, pepper, parsley and the whole can of chicken haddie. Form patties and fry in butter. Roger loves them.
4.. In between storms I was “out and about’ with my camera. I visited one of my favourite winter spots – historic Orwell Corner.
It’s the place where we did Dorothy’s maternity shoot just over a year ago. Such a special day to remember!
and now look – sweet little Oscar is 11 months old. (just a little Nannie digression – can’t help myself! 😉 )
Sorry boy, next time I’ll remember the sugar cubes!
Nearby is the road that leads to MacPhail Homestead. It’s a lovely country road for walking in every season, except early spring. (also known as mud season in these parts). It’s so quiet – you can almost hear the snow falling.
5. It’s been awhile since I’ve shared some of the sweetest blessings – the grands! Pictures all shamelessly borrowed from facebook.
Here’s Josie, Isaiah and Oscar having fun in the snow.
Well that’s a happy way to end my FFF this week!
Thanks so much for visiting.