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Cheezie goodness

Oh Cheezies…I love you

So, I emailed the Cheezie company a few weeks ago.

They responded with some very sad news:

Thank you for your e-mail regarding our product, Hawkins CHEEZIES®.
We were pleased to hear how much you enjoy our snacks.
Unfortunately, we do not ship or retail outside of Canada.
We are a family run business with only one plant to supply all of Canada.

But, fortunately, my good friends back home keep me in a steady supply of them (and maple syrup, Frank’s hot sauce and other delicious noms)!

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Raspberry-infused vodka

We have a huge thicket of raspberries in our yard and today I picked a bunch of them so they could be a part of my first infused vodka trial.

When I lived in Lesotho, we would cross over to South Africa, to a small town called Ladybrand. Jon and Audrey introduced me to David and Lynn and their glorious life at Greenock. Greenock had horses, dogs, cats, pigs (that played fetch alongside the dogs), chickens, ducks… It’s beautiful there. We would often stay the night after a day of horseback riding and a huge meal that Lynn slaved away at in the kitchen all day. She also made her own fruit-infused alcohol beverages that I could never get enough of. So, in memory of Miss Lynn, I gathered the raspberries today and started the process for myself. I’m really looking forward to sipping it in a few weeks.

Cheers to David, Lynn, Jon, Audrey, Caroline, Jacs and Bill!!! To all the fun we had in Ladybrand!

Our raspberry patch

Snails are not raspberries.

Freshly picked raspberries!

This will be raspberry-infused vodka. Mmmmmmm

Our safe haven at Greenock, after escaping the civil war breakout in Maseru. Thanks to Lynn and David.


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