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August 18, 2017

The lettuce in our garden is out of control, it's coming on like a chia pet and it just doesn't stop...so salads every night for dinner it is! I definitely can't complain because every off season, I am yearning for fresh plucked produce when imported vegetables taste like plastic..and besides, who doesn't love a fresh summery salad, especially when that salad is loaded with crunchy, homemade croutons?! 

 Croutons are...

October 8, 2016

This is a recipe that I posted last year and since Thanksgiving is this weekend, I thought you should try these delicious dinner rolls to share with your family!

I made these dinner buns on Thanksgiving Sunday and contemplated not taking them to my Mother-in-law's house...greedy, yes...but I couldn't stop eating them! I thought about calling them "Damn Good" skillet rolls or "Melt in your Mouth, Billowy Clouds of Goodness" roll...

October 1, 2016

 I know it has been roughly 2 weeks, 5 days and 3 hours since I last posted anything on my blog but I've been busy man! Lots to do around here in the canning department, not to mention work, lots of family birthday functions, chicken run construction and my honey bees got robbed!!  Yep, robbed...those poor little souls almost had their honey ripped off by some other bandit bees and hornets, but luckily with just a mi...

August 27, 2016

 Two weeks ago, we piled our camping gear into the car and headed up north for another canoeing trip on the Missinaibi River...okay, James piled the gear into the car, while Isabel slept in and I frantically stuffed travel snacks into a bag! 

My point of this whole story is, that since we were in northern Ontario, I made it my mission to find wild blueberries at the height of this summer's drought...and, it was a...

June 4, 2016

Each year, when the landscape starts to show signs of spring, I look forward to rootin' around in the dirt, searching for tiny shoots of rhubarb that are just emergingfrom the ground...my life is complete at that moment because I know it's just a matter of time before I am marching back to my kitchen, arms loaded with tender young stalks of rhubarb, ready to transform these treasures into tart, juicy p...

May 1, 2016

There is something comforting about the smell of cinnamon and sugar wafting from the kitchen when you bake up a batch of sweet rolls...

 ...warm, soft and sticky, these cinnamon rolls are perfect with a cold glass of milk or a hot cup of coffee...either way, you will be glad you made them...and even happier to eat them! 

 In a large bowl or in your KitchenAid mixer, combine 2 cups of all purpose flour, 1 tsp. of salt and a...

April 9, 2016

 Today, we are back at it...boiling maple sap for syrup...and since we are doing it over an open fire,  my mind wandered to food and I quickly decided that I needed to haul out my cast iron pan and make some fry bread! I have never made fry bread before, but it seemed like a "fry bread" kind of day!

 A few simple ingredients are needed for this recipe and then you are off to the races! First, you will  need: all purpose fl...

March 12, 2016

 St. Patrick's Day is coming soon, so I thought I would type this post in an Irish accent and share this recipe from a family friend, Martha Johnson.  Mrs. Johnson came to Toronto from Ireland in 1918 and worked for Lady Eaton before marrying a handsome young chap and moving to a farm in Guelph, Ontario (I'm just guessing he was handsome...they were all handsome and polite back then...and chivalrous...and sincere...and like Ja...

November 24, 2015

 When you are in the mood for down home comfort food, these donuts definitely fall into that category.

Every Christmas, my Uncle Lorne burns the midnight oil and makes up several batches of these simple, yet delicious treats for the family...I have been known to hipcheck my cousins out of the way at the dessert table to get my mitts on them first!

Whether you dunk them in a cup of hot coffee or enjoy them with a cold glass...

August 19, 2015

 It has been stifling hot lately and you may think I'm crazy for suggesting that you turn on the oven but a woman cannot live on popsicles alone! I need some real food man! Something that I can slather butter and jam on and bite into!

These cranberry, orange scones are great for breakfast, as a light lunch with fruit and cheese or to toast the next day and serve with tea!

 Preheat your oven to 375 degree...

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