Spring Market Success

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Hosting our first ever Thistle Lane Spring Market this June  left us feeing inspired and encouraged. Together, with a very dedicated committee we managed to provide our visitors with a market filled with 17 vendors for a local shopping experience.

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The country ambience of a farm house bed and breakfast and horse barn setting was the perfect place to display our merchandise. The day could not have been any nicer, the weather was fantastic, the food at the canteen was second to none, and the customers were greeted by the artisans and farmers themselves who were more than willing to show their gifts, talents and products.

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The market hosted just over 300 people throughout the course of the day, with that being said, we will be looking into hosting future markets.

We are excited to announce that plans are already set into motion for our first ever Christmas in the Country Market. We look forward to sharing details on this event soon.

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This brings us to the possibility of an even larger Spring Market in 2018!

Thank you so much for sharing in this day with us. If you missed it, you may get another chance to attend a Thistle Lane Market soon!

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Pumpkin Cheesecake

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Thistle Lane’s Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake

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Ingredients:

Crust:

1 cup graham wafer crumbs,
1/3 butter
Mix crumbs and butter together. Press into 8 or 9 inch spring form pan. Bake at 350 F for 10 minutes.

Filling:

3 pkg cream cheese
3/4 cups sugar
3 eggs
3/4 cup pumpkin
1/2 tsp. Vanilla
3/4 tsp. Cinnamon
Dash of each: cloves, nutmeg and ginger

Mix together cream cheese, sugar vanilla and eggs. Divide mixture in half, too one half add pumpkin and spices.
Pour the plain batter over the crust, gently top with pumpkin batter.
Bake for approximately 50 minutes or until the centre is set.
Let cool completely!
Best taste for cheesecakes is the day after they are baked!

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Top with either a drizzle of chocolate or caramel and add a dollop of whipping cream! The next day call a friend and make yourself a pot of coffee. Enjoy!

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Thistle Lane Strawberry Cream Pie

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At Thistle Lane, strawberry season is one of our most favourite times of the year! There is nothing more delicious than a fresh strawberry cream pie. This recipe is amazing and definitely the most popular for our family!

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Ingredients:

  • 4 cups strawberries,
  • 1 pkg. strawberry glaze
  • 1 pkg. cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 (9 inch) baked pie crust

Directions:

Stir the strawberries with the glaze in a bowl and place in the refrigerator to chill. Stir the cream cheese, icing sugar cinnamon and vanilla in a bowl (if your cream cheese is cold warm up in microwave for easy mixing).
Beat whipping cream with electric mixer until thick and then add the cream cheese mixture to whipping cream; continue to mix. Pour the cream cheese mixture into baked pie crust and top with strawberry mixture. Chill for at least one hour before serving. Enjoy!

Photos By Gerik Parmele | gerik.com
Photos By Gerik Parmele | gerik.com
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