Canada Garden

Monday, September 12, 2016

Who Needs to Cheat When You Can Have Cheesecake?!?

Keto Blueberry Cheesecake
Crust:  1.5 cups pecans, 1 tsp salt, 1 Tbls swerve, 6 Tbsp butter
--Crush nuts and mix together.  Press in pan and bake 300 for about ten minutes, til browned and toasted.

Filling:  2 blocks cream cheese, 1/2 cup heavy cream, 1/2 cup sour cream, 3 eggs,  1 Tbls vanilla, 1/2 c swerve or to taste.
--Mix together well, pour into crust.  Put a pan of water on bottom shelf of oven.  Bake 300 degrees on top oven shelf for about 40-50 minutes until middle is just past jiggly stage.  Let sit out til room temperature, then cool in fridge.

Topping:  Simmer one pint blueberries in a saucepan with a little water til soft.   Add a tablespoon over each slice before serving.

If I can do this, you can do this!  To get more info and support, join the Ketogenic Success group on facebook or go to
55 pounds gone--I can hardly believe it myself!

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Keto Update

The year 2016 is going down as our Keto discovery year.  Mark's recovery from diabetes and high blood pressure has been incredible.  He's down to one med for his blood sugar and off blood pressure meds entirely.  I've lost 55 pounds and am off all anti inflammatory meds for pain.   And best of all, this is something we can live with--we're not hungry, we're eating great food, and we feel so so so much better.

There's lots of info out there about this way of eating. You may not hear about it from mainstream media and health care professionals yet.  But if you're on the lookout, you'll see healthy fat making a comeback.  The success stories  are amazing.  If you're interested in learning more, here are some resources:  

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Front Door Makeover

 A little facelift for the front door.  
And now I don't have to worry about someone falling off the porch. 

Sunday, August 21, 2016


Isaac & Jenna's cute garage apartment includes a balcony.  
It's a beautiful place to live.  So happy for them.
Maybe they'd hire me?
Yubas River.  It was 100 degrees and 14% humidity.  
Maybe next time we'll avoid the month of August.
Still, it was gorgeous. And of course the company was awesome :)
We toured Empire Mine, the gold mine that started it all.

Crystal Junction

California Coffee Shop
 Miss them something awful.  
Hope they will be home sometime soon

Friday, August 19, 2016

Isaac's Studio

I loved visiting Isaac's studio!  I want a studio like this :)
 Lots of cutting & grinding & polishing goes on here.  Doesn't he look happy?
Cute community kitchen included
LoVe the bathroom sink too!