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Scottish Oat Scones


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups rolled oats 1/4 cup white sugar 4 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup dried currants 1 egg, beaten 1/2 cup butter, melted 1/3 cup milk


In a large bowl, mix the flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, salt, and currants. Make a well in

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Blackberry BBQ Sauce

What can we do with so many blackberries? Make BBQ sauce of course!


1/2 cup blackberry preserves 1 1/2 cups ketchup 1/8 cup brown sugar 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/4 teaspoon mustard powder 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar


In a medium bowl, mix together blackberry preserves, ketchup, brown sugar, cayenne pepper,

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Giraffe Horse Show


We were given passes to Silverwood Theme Park compliments of Shorel’s sister and brother-in-law who both work there, but it seemed that yesterday’s Route of the Hiawatha tuckered the little guy out more than expected.

By the time Shorel finished his scanning project (the albums were due back today) and Schäfer woke up from

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Route of the Hiawatha


In 1908 the great rail line between Chicago and Seattle was completed. Made of steel, timber and blood the line allowed freight and passengers to traverse the vast wilderness of the northwest. A century later, a 15 mile portion of the rail, passing through nine tunnels and seven mile-high trestles was converted so that

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Discovered: The Pie Hut


Grandma Huckleberry had the day off so we headed to Sandpoint which ended up being a good thing since she needed to stop by her work. After we enjoyed a yummy lunch at Connie’s restaurant, we hopped over to City Beach on beautiful Lake Pend Oreille.

Grandma Huckleberry.

After City

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A Mighty Fine Day to Stay at Home


After a very busy Monday and Tuesday, it was nice to take a day to stay at home and continue work on the gazebo.

Since yesterday began with french toast and ended with huckleberry pie, I decided to begin a much needed diet. Even after just returning to one day of “normal eating” (normal

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