I have photos buried all over the place. External hard drives, at least three different cloud services, and assorted old laptops.

My back up is good – in that I have back ups of everything – just finding the exact thing I want at the time I want it always isn’t the easiest.

I was looking for some old pics of Zacharie for a post this weekend and stumbled into a series of pics I didn’t know I had. I mean, I always knew there was a pic of Zacharie baking scones with Nan, I just didn’t know there was this many of them.

So, this blog post falls into the category of reasons why I created this blog nearly a decade ago: as a place to keep the things I want to remember later. This day, in January 2010, is a day I want to remember. My son baking scones with his great grandmother for the last time.

A few weeks after this picture, the family would move to Calgary to join me in my new career. A few months after that, my Nan would pass away.

This was one of the very last things my son and grandmother did together, and that very simple scone recipe of flour, baking powder, sugar, baking soda, butter, and milk is one we have made dozens of times since.

It’s a taste memory I have from when I was growing up, it’s a kitchen memory my son has too. It’s fitting I would find these photos around Dia De Los Muertos, a day set aside to remember family and keep their memory alive in our hearts.

So here are the pics, and the recipe, for no other reason than I want to be able to find them easier the next time I need to remember.


2 cups flour
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 c butter
1 c milk

Preheat oven to 450

Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Cut in the butter until mixture is crumbly.
Pour in milk.

Knead dough and roll out until it is 1/2 – 3/4 inches thick. Cut into shape. Baked 12 – 15 minutes.


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