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I am jetting back today from my “surf and turf” holiday with my family out in Calgary, Alberta. I spent week one salmon fishing with Dad and my brothers on the west coast, and week two on the family estate (farm), complete with horses and hay, dogs and other working animals. In our travels we did see the devastation the floods did to the Calgary area, but with help of volunteers come “hell or high water” the Calgary Stampede went ahead, attracting over one million visitors this year.
Going home certainly reminds you of what made you the person today. Growing up I often found myself in the kitchen preparing family meals, freeing up mom and the others to tend to outside chores. The result was an early love of cooking. This week was no different, and I reveled in cooking again in my original test kitchen for the family that I love dearly. Yup, I baked up a couple of pies before heading out into the fields to help bring in the hay.
As you may know, Tea Tuesday is a weekly tradition I started, dishing about Downton Abbey, featuring a new “Downton” era recipe. Refer to my Online Guide to Afternoon Tea, helpful in understanding traditions and recipes to help you host your own tea party with family and friends. During Downton Downtime I only post once a week so not all the dishes here will be served at tea, but we can still put the kettle on and share Downton gossip over a nice cup of tea.
Today’s savoury dish is beef rolls. A great dish made from your Sunday night beef dinner leftovers.