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Isobel Winters
Toronto Canada
Interests: Poppy,food,photography,being mom
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This past weekend was filled with fun adventures! We had bbqs and brunches with friends both new and old. We went on a ferry ride over to the island to introduce Poppy to the island clubhouse and explore the grounds then finished it off with dinner. Although it would be... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at ibbyandpop
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Sorry this isn't a proper post but I just wanted to wish my fellow Canadians a Happy Canada Day! And to let you all know how excited I am to soon be launching my newly redesigned blog! Ibbyandpop has gotten a beautiful makeover that is not just going to be... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at ibbyandpop
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Serves 4 Pumpkin Seed Pesto 1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds, roasted 1 large clove of garlic 2 tsp capers 1/2 cup of fresh italian parsley 1/2 cup fresh basil 3-4 tbsp fresh lemon juice 2 tbsp olive oil 1/4 cup water Preheat oven to 325. Evenly distribute the pumpkin seeds... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2014 at ibbyandpop
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I think the warm weather is finally here to stay. To celebrate I decided to whip up this super sweet and refreshing combination of mango, pineapple and banana. I hope you like it as much as Poppy and I did. Serves 2 1 Mango 1 banana, frozen 3-4 Pineapple spears... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2014 at ibbyandpop
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1.2.3 Exploring David French Lane, after the naming ceremony/4. Wilson family gathering to celebrate the brief return of two cousins, Sarah from Australia and Sean from China/5. Poppy petting her new friend rooster/6. cousins Sarah, Sean and Katie/7. Poppy trying to give back the handful of "messy" whip cream /7.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at ibbyandpop
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I came up with this recipe yesterday while brainstorming the millions of different types of tacos I could make for dinner. I just happened to have a butternut squash kicking around that needed to be eaten asap...and so the "pulled butternut squash taco" was born. This is another recipe in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at ibbyandpop
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Yesterday the Frenchs gathered to celebrate my great uncle David French and the lane that was named after him. It was such a beautiful day. I have never wandered down that lane before but Poppy and I will definitely be heading back for a stroll in the near future....Poppy was... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at ibbyandpop
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This little monkey woke in a great mood! Happy Friday! Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at ibbyandpop
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serves 8 3 1/2 pounds beef brisket 4 cloves of garlic 1 bottle of beer 1-2 cups beef broth 4 tbsp liquid smoke 1 tbsp salt 1 tbsp fresh black pepper 1 tsp smoked paprika 1 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp chipotle chili powder 2 bay leaves 2 large onions pickled... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at ibbyandpop
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3 cups sliced radishes 1 cup red onion, sliced in half moons 3 cloves garlic, lightly crush with the side of a knife 1 jalapeno pepper, halved length wise 1 cup apple cider vinegar 2 tbsp sugar 1 tbsp honey 1 -1 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup cold water In... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2014 at ibbyandpop
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This year for Kegan's birthday all he wanted was a simple bbq of burgers and dogs and a little of his favourite Greg's roasted marshmallow ice cream for dessert. So you can imagine my disappointment when I walked down to Greg's to pick up his ice cream and was told... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2014 at ibbyandpop
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First of all, let me apologize for my absence over the past 5 days. Now let me tell you what we have been up to. Kegan finally wrote the 3rd CFA exam that he has been studying for, for the past 6 months....I'm so happy to finally have my husband... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2014 at ibbyandpop
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Our backgarden in June....I will get around to planting those flowers I swear, but until I do I'm quite content with how pretty they look all gathered upon our table. Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2014 at ibbyandpop
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First ice cream cone. At first Poppy wanted nothing to do with it. I don't think she liked how cold it was. It only took a few minutes of watching me happily lick away at the ice cream for Poppy to make up her mind that she did, in fact,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2014 at ibbyandpop
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recipe adapted from a house in the hills I love meals like this. It is such a versatile dish that can be taken in so many delicious directions. I was running short on time...and groceries... so this time I didn't add a ton to this hash. Regardless of the lack... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2014 at ibbyandpop
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Poppy and I have been spending a lot of time up at my Dad's this past month. Kegan is busy studying to write the 3rd CFA exam and I want to give him as much "distraction free" time as possible. It's kind of a win win for us; Kegan gets... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2014 at ibbyandpop
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I have been craving this particular breakfast for months now but every time I would go to buy granola my health conscious conscience got the better of me. It seems even at the health food stores granola has a ton of extra crap in it that my body just doesn't... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2014 at ibbyandpop
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So we finally made it to the Peterborough zoo! We have tried and failed on numerous occasions over the past year or so, due to poor timing or weather or or or...but this time we made it happen. We went on a week day so there were very few people.... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2014 at ibbyandpop
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Happy Hump Day! Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2014 at ibbyandpop
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Recipe makes about 12 small/medium pancakes 5 cups of shredded vegetable, I used a mixture of red and green cabbage, carrot and brussel sprouts 3 scallions, thinly sliced 1 cup chicken, cooked and shredded 1 cup all purpose flour 1/4 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp sugar 1 tsp salt 4... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2014 at ibbyandpop
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This year on Mother's Day, Kegan put together and hosted a wonderful Mother's Day brunch at our home. He invited my mother and grandmother as well as Danie and my step father Andrew, also known as Grandad. The brunch was a feast of eggs benny 2 ways...for the meat eaters... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2014 at ibbyandpop
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outline hands. Decorate the hand prints. cut out the hand prints. paint the dowling draw the outline of your leaf and cut it out. Wrap the first hand print around the top of the dowling and fasten with glue. Wrap the second hand print around the first hand print and... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2014 at ibbyandpop
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Poppy and I are overjoyed with the sunshine and warm-ish weather we have been showered with in the past few days. Since the warm weather has finally decided to stay, our home is now in full blown juice mode. This morning Poppy enjoyed one of her faves...a big cup of... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2014 at ibbyandpop
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For some reason or another, last week Kegan and I managed to skip our weekly grocery shop. Luckily we had done a large shop the week before so I was able to just barely scrape by. This was one of the last meals I made that week, putting good use... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2014 at ibbyandpop
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Poppy and I try and go up to visit Gampy and Grammy ( or Gamp and Gram as Poppy calls them ) every month. We usually spend the week exploring the property, walking down the never ending dirt roads while checking out the cows, horses, pigs, chickens and even llamas... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2014 at ibbyandpop