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Thursday, April 12, 2012

ABC's of Me

I belong to the blogging community, voiceBoks.  It's a great community for parents, I've met such neat people through there - so glad that I was invited to be part of all their fun!

One of our "challenges" this month was to blog the "ABC's" about us.  If you haven't tried to do this before, you should - it is a harder than you might think.  And fun!  I'm pretty excited to read the other ABC posts that my blogging colleagues put together.  Since I write a food blog, I thought it would only be suiting if I write my ABC's a little about me and a little about food! 

Here we go:

Apple pie and ice cream, a traditional dessert, and one of my (many) favourites!  We live in an apple producing region and we are very fortunate to be surrounded by an abundance of apples each fall.

Blueberries.  I love blueberries.  I love baking with blueberries.  I love eating fresh blueberries.  Blueberries and ice cream, oh yum.

Cinnamon Buns...I love my Mom's cinnamon buns, I can smell them them from miles away.  I'm not kidding...we live a 5 minute drive from my parents, and I often just seem to know when my Mom is baking cinnamon buns!

Dawn.  The time of day that I was born at.  Also, my first name.

Eggs Benedict.  Classic eggs benny with tomato added in, one of my favourite breakfasts.

French toast...another fabulous breakfast favourite of mine.  Wow, that was a lot of "F"s!

Grilled vegetables.  A staple in our home.  We love to chop up a bunch of fresh vegetables, toss them with spices and grill them in a grilling basket on the BBQ.  So good.

Husband.  I have an amazing husband.  Love you!

Ice Cream.  We are ice cream junkies at our house.  Really a good thing that we don't have a Dairy Queen within walking distance to our house anymore!

Jotting things down.  I keep lists.  Lots of them.  In little notebooks.  Things to do.  Things to remember.  Ideas.  It's genetic I think.  My Grandpa used to do it.  My Dad does.  I do too.

Kids.  I've always wanted them!  We are so lucky to have our boys.

Lasagna. One of my favourite dinners.  With garlic bread.  And caesar salad.  Yum!

Mustard.  My favourite condiment.

Neurotic. I am sure my husband thinks I am sometimes.  Me and my crazy ideas! 

Onions.  I use them a lot when cooking. I seem to chop some up and throw them into a lot of our meals.

Peaches.  Millions of peaches, peaches for me.  Fresh Okanagan peaches are my absolute favourite.  Oh I can't wait for August!

Quinoa - I've only had it once.  It was delicious.  But my husband might be allergic to it. Darn it!

Raspberries.  I love raspberries.  Fresh raspberries.  Raspberries in smoothies.  Raspberries and ice cream.  Made a fantastic raspberry pie last year.  Planted my first raspberry bush in the garden last year.  Can't wait to see how well it does this year.

Sons.  I have two of them.  They are amazing!

Tomatoes.  Last year our garden went crazy with tomatoes.  We planted 6 cherry tomato plants, different varieties, and we harvest more than 1500 tomatoes.  Not kidding!

Uber-organized.  That's me.  Most of the time.

Vegas.  As in Las Vegas.  Where my husband and I got married!

Wine.  Love white wine.  We live in a wine region.  We are very lucky.

Xercise.  OK I know I am cheating here.  But "X" is tough!  And really, I should exercise more!  So that's my "X" and I'm sticking to it!

Yard.  I love our back yard.  I love our flower beds, I love our garden. I love picnics on the lawn with the kids. 

Zodiac Sign - Virgo.  If you follow that stuff, it does describe me pretty well!


  1. Dawn I like your ABC's of Fun, I hope when I do mine it will come out as awesome as yours.

    1. Thanks Pamela! It was harder than I thought it would be, but fun! Enjoy the challenge :-)

  2. How very fun! I too hope mine is as well done! Nice to get to know you!

  3. Hhehe I like that you stuck with the food theme. Delicioso!

  4. This is a great idea! I'm not part of the group, but I may just have to steal this idea for my blog! Thanks for sharing, it's always fun to get to know other bloggers!

  5. What a neat idea!! Love the ABC's of fun!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and following, I'm returning the follow :) Have a great day!!


  6. New Follower from Blog hop! Great ideas. Glad I stumbled across your blog. My blog is Hope to have you follow back ;)

    1. Hello Julie! Following you back! Thanks for stopping by!

  7. New follower from the blog hop!
    Hope you stop over and say HI!

  8. Hey, I'm a Virgo too :)
    I love lasagna, but I'm not too fond of cinnamon :)
    Nice to get to know you better...

  9. Awesome job on your abcs! I'm posting mine tonight! I didn't even think of zodiac sign!

  10. Wine and peaches, luv it! And how sweet, luvn your husband :)

    Really liked your ABC's

    1. My hubby is a pretty good guy! Deserves a little shout out from me!

  11. How cute! Lots of interesting little tidbits of information in there!

  12. So very creative to write your ABC's a little about you and a little about food. I absolutely love reading these posts. I really liked "G" and "J". I could not survive without my lists. Nothing better than crossing off an item. Hope you have a great week!

    1. Thank you Marisa! I appreciate you coming by- have a great rest of your day!

  13. So fun to read especially like d and u!


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