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Yesterday was an absolutely stunning day on Salt Spring Island!! Despite spending a lot of time here – good weather always makes it feel like a vacation spot. Since it was Saturday – Dave (my husband) and I drove into Ganges to take in the Saturday Market. Here’s a few shots from the market and Ganges Village yesterday:

Saturday Salt Spring Island Market in the park in Ganges

Saturday Salt Spring Island Market in the park in Ganges

Salt Spring Market Gyozas - Best Gyoza Ever!

Salt Spring Market Potstickers - Seriously the Best Ever!

Our favourite place for coffee (and they have amazing soup and baked goods too!)

Our favourite place for coffee (and they have amazing soup and baked goods too!)

The Harbour in Ganges

The Harbour in Ganges

Another picture of Ganges Harbour - this one shot from the road driving out of Ganges

Another picture of Ganges Harbour - this one shot from the road driving out of Ganges

Visit Salt Spring Island and Save!! Annes Oceanfront Hideaway has great rate specials and package deals on right now.

– call Rick & Anne for details: 1-888-474-2663.

Happy Mother’s Day Menu

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What you need:

  • 9 slices cubed white bread with crusts removed

    Ingredients

    Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups aged Cheddar Cheese, grated
  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • 2 ¼ cups half n half cream
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon Mustard
  • 3 drops of hot sauce
  • 6 Tablespoons Green Onions, chopped

What you do:

1. Preheat oven to 450oF

2. Butter 9 x 9″ square pan or six ramekins

Ready for the oven

Ready for the oven

3. Layer bread and cheese, bread and cheese.

4. In a large bowl, mix remaining five ingredients.

5. Pour over bread and cheese.

6. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

7. Bake at 450oF for 35 – 50 minutes, depending on whether a pan or ramekins.

8. Remove from oven. Leave to set for five minutes.

9. Sprinkle with cheese and serve.

10. Serve with Turkey Chicken Sausage or ham slices.

Table ready

Table ready

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The Mother’s Day Menu:

Juice: Orange Banana Frappe
Bun Basket: Whole Wheat Cheese Breadsticks & Chocolate Cheesecake Muffins
Fruit & Cereal Dish:
Blueberry Crannachan
Main Hot Entre: Breakfast Strata with Turkey Chicken Sausage

Chocolate Cheesecake Muffins Recipe

Chocolate Cheesecake Muffins shown here with the Cheddar Cheese Breadsticks

Chocolate Cheesecake Muffins shown here with the Cheddar Cheese Breadsticks

What you need:

Ingredients for the Chocolate Cheesecake Muffins

Ingredients for the Chocolate Cheesecake Muffins

  • 1 Cup of Sugar
  • 1 ½ cups Flour
  • ¼ cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 2 Eggs
  • ½ cup Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla

Topping

  • 8 oz. Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 beaten Egg
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla
  • ¾ cup Chocolate Chips

What you do:

1. In a large bowl mix dry ingredients together
2. In a different bowl, mix the wet ingredients together.
3. Finally, in yet another bowl, mix topping ingredients together.
4. Preheat oven to 350oF
5. Grease or spray 12 large muffin cups.
6. Mix wet ingredients into dry and stir to moisten
7. Spoon into muffin tins – filling ½ to 2/3 full.

Mothers Day Brunch Menu Item Step 1
8. Top each muffin cup with cream cheese mixture.

Mothers Day Brunch Menu Step 2
9. Bake 20- 25 minutes at 350oF.
10. Remove and cool on rack.

Perfect for a brunch treat or even dessert later - DELICIOUS

Perfect for a brunch treat or even dessert later - DELICIOUS


Makes 1 dozen large muffins.

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