Blog-Cation is Over!

Since we last posted, we have been on a mini-blogation.  *We were totally un-plugged for 5 days!)

Besides writing the blog, trying to update our website, facebook posts and apply for new festivals and events,  and cooking all the stuff that Beary Good Stuff sells, I also write Penelope – The Cat From Hell blog.

GE DIGITAL CAMERAPenelope has a demanding, Siamese voice and is hard to ignore. Penelope (known to her followers as Nellie), has not taken kindly to have a new cat/kitten in the house and has been on a “Run Away World Tour” visiting a number of her furrends in various countries across the world. This was NOT allowed to stop during the last month, Even when we were extremely swamped with Canning and farm markets and labeling.

This, combined with getting ready for the Hill’s Garlic Festival  (in New Denver, BC) has kept us extremely busy and I have not had an opportunity to do much more than updates on what we have for sale each week.  We are hoping (now that things are less of a frenetic pace) we will continue to post recipes, photo montages and details of creating and using our Stuff.

What we did on our Blog-Cation

We went to New Denver 2 days early (this was our first major event), as we knew we would be excited and extra time would help settle our nerves. When Sunday was all over, we stayed an extra day so we could do some sight seeing and get to know another part of the wonderful area we live in –better.

We saw the Toad Migration at Summit Lake and continued up Hwy 6 to visit the Hot Springs at Nakusp, BC. If you ever get a chance to see this part of the world, jump at it!

Whilst in New Denver, we went through the Nikkei Internment Centre. The Nikkei Centre is one of the Japanese Internment Centres that has been reconstructed as a museum exhibit.

The Campground where we stayed is very close to the Kohan Refection Garden. It has been built and maintained by the citizens of New Denver. We are lucky to have such a wonderful piece of authentic Japanese Culture available in our country. We will include some shots of the festival the Garden in a later post!

Thanks for continuing to read our blog and expect some exciting posts, including how we make Hot’n Candy!


Barb and Dave

(and Nellie and Kozmo and Jo-Jo and the Hairy Slobbery Sisters – Bob and Cinnamon)


About badkowalik

Prepared by hand and cooked in small batches – our preserves are cooked slowly. There is an average of 1.5 pounds of fruit in every 8 oz jar. Not only can you taste the difference – you can see the difference. Beautiful natural color and unmatched textures – that can only be achieved by the patience and experience of the Confiseur (the maker). There is alchemy to what we do. Like fine wines, each season has it’s own specific style. We create preserves with exceptional taste. Capturing these flavors is the craft of our business. Beary Good Stuff is a collection of seasonal, sustainable, artisinally made preserves. The collection is made (in limited quantities) from local fruits using traditional cooking methods. We use the freshest ingredients we can get. The small batch production insures a taste and texture that is unmatched in the commercial market today. The collection includes preserved fruits & vegetables – marmalades, jams, fruit butters & salsas, pickles and gift collections that reflect the bounty of the season and spirit of feasting. Although not necessary yet, we have received a letter from the BC Heath Authority. We submitted a package detailing how and where we made our products, what each recipe contains and how we prepare it. This letter is displayed in our tent at the Farm Market. We have our BC MarketSafe and FoodSafe certifications.

Posted on September 10, 2013, in Unique and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. wow–I had no idea there was an internment camp in your area.. I had heard we had one somehwere in the NW part of the country. Can’t wait to see your pictures. Nellie, please try to get along with little Jo-Jo. Here we have SEVEN kitties…so I know of what I speak. It would make life for your mommy so much better ,and then she’d have more hugs and kisses to give you!!! (less wasted time!)…we love you all!

  2. Sounds like it was a great time and break too! (PS: We still didn’t sample our goods, we are saving them for company or a special occasion!)

  3. We think your blogcation sounds fun and fascinating. My parents were in internment camps here in the U.S. (Mom in Idaho and Dad in Wyoming and Arizona), but I did not know about the camps in Canada! I will have to read about them now.

    Looking forward to learning about Hot’n Candy!

    Hugs to you all!

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