Snow day – Part II

It snowed again last night.  And all day today.  Again.

"Not again!"

“Not again!”

It started around bedtime.  It woke me at 1:30.  And 3:00.  And 4:00.  I would say it was the windiest storm we’ve had since arriving on PEI.  They were predicting 35-45 centimeters of snow but it’s hard to say exactly how much we actually got.  The snow falls sideways around here.  I think it’s got something to do with the gravitational pull on the east coast.

Our backyard is relatively bare of snow, but the front is another story.  We have two driveway markers at the end of the driveway – they’re almost 3′ high and are currently buried under the snow.

Back yard/Front yard

Back yard/Front yard

So today, as usual on a snow day, we spent our time in the kitchen.  Vanessa was baking – biscotti and coconut tea buns.

Collage biscotti

I made another batch of the pickled radishes I wrote about on our last snow day.

Collage radish

 I also dehydrated some fruit.  The supermarket had apples on sale, so I made some apple chips….

Collage apples

….and some banana chips.  I also love dehydrated pineapple – dried until just chewy.  The flavors are so more intense.  You really only need/want a couple of pieces.

Collage pineapple

Dehydrating these fruits takes anywhere from 8-16 hours.  Once done, I’ll post some pictures of the final product on Facebook – so be sure to find Our Old Island Home on Facebook and “Like” it (if you haven’t already).

For now, I just keep reminding myself Old Man Winter’s days are numbered.   Spring is only a month away.  Tomorrow we shovel.  Then demo will continue upstairs.  Until then, I will conserve my energy and nourish myself on biscotti and tea biscuits.

Happy Family Day / Islander’s Day, everyone!

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