Monday, June 7, 2010


We had some friends over on Saturday night and they taught us how to play cribbage!
So we finally put our Christmas Gift from our downstairs neighbours to good use! Isn't our little cribbage dory gorgeous? We had a blast breaking in the dory...probably had nothing to do with this... ;)
I enjoyed the Maple bubbly but I think the jury is still out for everyone else who enjoyed a glass (or 2)! It sure took the edge off the bumps and bruises from my first fall off my scooter on Friday. Yes, I am a fearless scooter rider...which means I travel at high speeds and the pothole ridden sidewalks in Halifax are no longer my friend... :( I promised (17 times) Diego to be more careful while riding. Lucky for me I was wearing my helmet and nothing was broken (other than my pride that is...). Unfortunately, we don't have photos or a video because I am sure it would have been hilarious (especially since I wasn't seriously injured!). After a few days of calm, my shoulder is feeling much better and I will be back in yoga class on Wednesday! Thank goodness because I have been eating all the (DELICIOUS) brownies I made for Saturday's game night! :) (The tupperware was full 2 days ago...)

Batter (~24 brownies)
4 squares (113 g) of unsweetened (or very dark) chocolate
3/4 cup of butter
2 cups of sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp of vanilla
1 cup of flour
1 cup of coarsely chopped toasted pecans (optional)

4 squares (113 g) of semisweet chocolate
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp water

Lightly grease a 13x9" baking pan. Melt chocolate and butter in a large bowl in a double boiler (or microwave chocolate and butter on medium for 2 minutes). Stir in sugar until well blended. Mix in the eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour and nuts and spread in the pan. Bake in a preheated 350F oven for 25-35 minutes (mine only takes 25 but it depends on your oven). Check them after 25 mins with a knife, if it comes out clean they are ready! Make sure you don't over bake them. For the icing, melt the chocolate and butter together (microwave or double boiler). Then blend in the water until smooth. Spread over cooled brownies and ENJOY! :)

Best when shared! :)


  1. YES we had SO MUCH fun playing crib with you guys Saturday night. Andrew wasn't really a fan of the maple bubbly- but I thought it was tasty :)

    also- your brownies were YUM :)

  2. Ouch! I'm glad you weren't seriously hurt. I'll have to see if I can find that Maple bubbly when we're in Vancouver. I doubt I can find it where we live.

  3. Oooh those brownies look delicious!! I'll have to try to whip up a batch! :) Enjoy yoga wednesday!!

  4. Yoga for me tonight ! I love it. I also love Grand Pré wines. Although I haven't yet had the Maple bubbly but I've seen it. Don't know if I've ever mentioned it on my blog - I LOVE brownies. They have to be my fav dessert (tops cheesecake). I tried a new recipe last week and they stayed super moist until they were all gone and that was for about an entire week.

  5. Cribbage brings back some of the rare fond memories of my mom's parents. They used to play a game of cribbage every day at noon, and it always looked like a great time! The brownies and wine look amazing---and I'm sure took the bumps and bruises right off your mind. :)