sledding hill lavender shortbreads

Adam said, "They taste Victorian. I can see how someone might love them."
I said, "These are amazing. They taste like Anne of Green Gables and perfection."

I had an excellent weekend. So I'm going to tell you about it. On Saturday, there was a Fall Harvest Festival market, and it was so much fun. There were kids activities, all kinds of new vendors from further afield than the usual crew, and tons of locals, aong with a smattering of people here for Nova Scotia Music week. It was really, really, really great. Really. It made me happy in the same kind of way that Old Man Luedecke's music does. (Incidentally, you can listen to one of his concerts here.) Maybe I should send him some cookies.

I met the guys from Sledding Hill, who made the lavender shortbreads pictured. Oh. My. They are even more delicious than they look, and they don't really taste as flowery as you might imagine. It is a gorgeous, subtle, light flavour that will make your tastebuds sing. Really. And you can order your very own! They had a beautiful array of other lavender products; salt, jelly, sugar, and pepper. They currently only ship in Canada.

On Saturday night, we went to see Wintersleep. I went to high school with Paul and Tim, so it was really great to see them. I feel all motherly and proud of them. Just about everyone we know went, and we had a great time. You can have a peek at their tour dates - it's worth seeing the show if you can!

And on Sunday afternoon, we and a bunch of our friends took our toddlers and babies bowling. Really, can you think of anything cuter than that?

Sigh. I'm a lucky lady, indeed.


  1. Ha! Your weekend sounds about 3 billion times more awesome than mine!

    I had planned to go to the market Saturday morning, but the water in my basement (and my Tuberculosis) had other plans. :)

  2. Oh my, is Ingrid sick or is she being sarcastic about something ? I hope she doesn't have TB.

    I had plans to go to the market Saturday morning but we went to Yarmouth Friday evening instead. Sounds like you had a fab weekend. And that shortbread sounds (and looks) delicious.

  3. Not to worry, Vickie - she's had a cold and has a cough, but no TB to my knowledge. :)


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