Time at the lake – Friday’s phlog for July 22nd, 2016

manning 50's look

time at the lake

a timeless beauty

decades of wisdom

a diamond jubilee

secrets lie

beneath the ripples

in the water

hopes and dreams

trusted in the mountains

time at the lake

for future


 Johanne Fraser

Picture – Lightning Lakes, Manning Park Resort

Apple Pie Muffins

muffinsMade these with fresh apples picked from a friend’s tree…..delicious..

Ingredients:  – yield 18 – 24 muffins


1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter – melted


2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 cup buttermilk (or use 1 tsp vinegar in 1 cup milk)
1/2 cup butter  – melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
2 cups diced apples


Topping-mix all together, until mixture forms crumbs.

Batter- Whisk together egg, buttermilk, butter, and vanilla.
Stir in sugar.

Without mixing, add flour, baking soda, salt and apples.
Stir just until combined.  Do not over mix.

Spoon into muffin cups.

Sprinkle with the topping.

Bake at 375 degrees F for 20 minutes or until firm to the touch.

Recipe courtesy of food.com


bright lightsFriday night

bright lights

in honour of

our freedom

in a country

free to be

who you want

to be

watching bright lights

shoot into the sky

explosive delights

one after the other

when all was done

no building was falling

people with Canada flag

painted faces

followed a peaceful march

feeling safe for

at least another night

Johanne Fraser