I have a bone to pick with you…

On June 5th 1873, two brothers James and Gilbert (G.W) Ganong founded Ganong Bros., Limited in St. Stephen New Brunswick.

In 1885, Ganong candy maker Frank Sparhawk invented the “Chicken Bones”, a pink,spicy cinnamon flavoured hard candy shell filled with bittersweet chocolate. Do you remember these?

Ganong Original Chicken Bones  is a Canadian Holiday treat, passed down through family traditions and Holiday memories. This year celebrates 130 years of tradition. A Canadian tradition!

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Yum! I just had to pick some up.

Deep fried Turkey Day!

This weekend is Thanksgiving and many Canadians will enjoy family feasts of turkey, cranberries, pumpkin and apple pie. This year we’re switchin’ things up! Oh for sure we are still going to enjoy cranberries and pie and definitely turkey is on the menu BUT …instead of hours roasting in the oven. Tonight, a few days early ( because of family work schedules on the weekend) we are deep frying our turkey in a pot in the backyard!!


It’s been a few years since we’ve done this and our kids don’t remember doing it so, we will give them this fun experience. And…it only takes 45 minutes!! Crispy on the outside, tender and juicy on the inside.

Table is set
Table is set
Turkey ready for the pot
Turkey ready for the pot
Some of the fixins' ready
Some of the fixins’ ready

NOW…it’s out to the back yard to the Turkey cooker.

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Deep fried Turkey for our early Thanksgiving Dinner!!


Location location location

It’s all about the location. And…what do we wear?

Every year I like to do a family photo for Christmas. And every year we do it when it’s FREEZING COLD!!!! Usually in November or even December. So this year I wanted to help with the complaints of COLD and switch it up.

Today was a lovely Fall day and everyone was off this evening so off to the country we went back to a location from a few years ago. This was taken December 2012.


We just need to figure out what and how and what to do different this time.

We had fun. I love hanging with all my family. These are just some random, selfie, fun pics…

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IMG_8248A couple of locations. Some different shots and a wardrobe change. Coming in December ( I always wait til then)…the good pictures ( that James took) and our annual family photo!IMG_8244Gotta love a September sunset…