Only in Newfoundland….

Newfoundland is known for it’s beautiful scenery ~ ocean vistas, small quirky colorful villages, uninhabited wilderness, miles and miles of awe inspiring beauty, whales, icebergs, and puffins to name a few ~ a photographer’s dream!

Newfoundland is also known to have the friendliest people and most hospitable people!  They enjoy a good  laugh, telling a great tale and are truly interested in where you are from and who you are and want to give you the best Newfoundland Experience possible!

If you are visiting Newfoundland for the first time, one of the 1st things you will notice is the use of Newfoundland Slang across the Island.  We have our own sayings that you will find  “Only in Newfoundland”. To help you navigate your way around the island, here are some saying that you will hear on a daily basis!  Get ready for some amazing yarns (stories) and some amazing memories! Bring an extra memory card for your camera….will will definitely need it!

Ows ya gettin’ on b’y?~ How are you doing? ususually followed by Me Ducky, Me Love, Me Buddy meaning My Friend

Whadda y’at?  What are you doing?

Where’s y’long to? Where are you from?

Who owns ya? ~ Who are your parents?

Yes B’y ~ this saying could mean anything ~ No way, Something is hard to believe, that’s good, right on

Long may your big jib draw ~ A good wish for the future

Take a load off ~ Have a seat and relax

Oh me nerves! ~ something / someone is driving you crazy

What Odd’s! ~ who cares

Go on B’y or Go Way B’y ~ Not true / hard to believe

Proper Ting ~ That’s right

Give me a bitta dat Luh ~ I’ve have some of that, usually food.

See ya da once ~ I’ll be right over to see you

Stay where y’re to ’til I comes where y’re at  ~ Stay where you are until I get there.

Wadda ya at dere Buddy? ~ What are you doing my friend?

Some Shockin’ good! ~ Delicious!

You’re some crooked – you’re hard to get along with, grouchy

Cookin’ up a scoff ~ cooking food, usually Cod Tongues, Newfoundland Jiggs Dinner, Toutons, Caplin!

Enjoy your time in Newfoundland and “Long May your Big Jib Draw!”

Loving this Life Living “Around the Bay” ~ DD

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No Bake Blueberry Dessert

This dessert is so easy and delicious and since it’s no bake, it comes together in no time ~ and no heating up the house by having to turn on the oven to make this “No Bake Blueberry Dessert“.  A layer of coconut cookie crumbs, a blueberry cheesecake layer, a pudding blueberry layer and topped off with Cool Whip and more blueberries! A perfect “make and take” summer dessert for potlucks, bbqs, or to have in the fridge for company and those sweet treat cravings!

This will be perfect for those Wild Newfoundland Blueberries when they are ready for picking! In the meantime, use fresh blueberries from your local store or farmer’s market.  I wouldn’t use frozen blueberries in this recipe as they would release too much juice once thawed.

No Bake Blueberry Dessert

  • Servings: 15 - 20 depending on serving size
  • Difficulty: easy
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“A layer of coconut cookie crumbs, a blueberry cheesecake layer, a pudding blueberry layer and topped off with whip cream and more blueberries!  A great Summer Dessert”


  • 1 pkg of coconut cookies or just use graham crackers (about 2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup + 2 TBSP butter, melted
  • 1 8oz pkg of cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 2 TBSP blueberry jam
  • 1 1/4 cup Cool Whip
  • 2 pkg vanilla pudding (small pkg)
  • 3 cups milk (I used skim milk)
  • 1 1/2 cup Cool Whip
  • fresh blueberries for garnish


Put cookies into a food processor and blend until fine crumbs form.  Add melted butter and blend until combined.  Press crumbs into a 9 x 13 pan and evenly spread on bottom of pan. Put pan in fridge for the crumbs to firm up.

In a stand mixer, beat butter and cream cheese until nice and creamy and butter is incorporated. Mix in icing sugar and blueberry jam.  Fold in 1 1/4 cup of Cool Whip. Carefully spread over prepared crumbs.

In another mixing bowl, add vanilla pudding and milk.  Mix until pudding starts to thicken – about 1 – 2 minutes.  Gently stir in the blueberries.  Spread over the cheesecake layer.

Top pudding layer with remaining 1 1/2 cup Cool Whip and garnish with blueberries.  Put dessert in the fridge to set up for a couple of hours.   Cut into squares and serve.  Enjoy! 🙂

NOTE:  Use Fresh Blueberries as frozen blueberries will release too much juice once thawed.

Loving this Life Living “Around the Bay” ~ DD

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