July 28, 2017

 Usually in the summer when most people have whittled down and are strutting around town in slinky summer attire, I am busting seams left and right after gorging on my favourite ice cream treats...I can't help myself, I blame it on the heat!! These homemade Nutty Cones...

July 16, 2017

 Not that many years ago, canning and preserving was a way of life for most people and a necessity for a lot of families to get through the winter....for me, it just wouldn't be fall if my counter tops weren't loaded with bowls of prepared fruits and vegetables and the...

July 1, 2017

 Happy 150th. Birthday Canada!! The other day at work, my friend Lesley and I were talking about the upcoming long weekend, which happens to be today...Canada Day!. There is never usually a lull in our conversations but this time, it was especially rapid fire as we bre...

June 23, 2017

When I was a kid, we had a bread man that would drive around the countryside in an old truck peddling baked goods and various packaged treats to farm and country folk that were too busy or had no means of transportation to venture into town.  Every Saturday morning, my...

April 30, 2017

 Our second season of maple syrup production has once again come to a close and left our freezer with an abundance of bottles filled with liquid gold! Some of you might remember my post from last year called "Our very own Maple Syrup...I hope!" when I optimis...

April 2, 2017

 Have you ever gone to a "certain" Tex/Mex restaurant and gorged yourself silly on the salsa and chips they bring 'round to your table? If we are speaking truths here, I must confess that I have but there is something special about the fresh flavours of...

March 30, 2017

  I was going to post a segment on our little maple syrup operation but that program has been interrupted by the arrival of this little cutie and I just felt the need to brag about our new addition to the family!! 

 Saturday morning, Isabel and her friend Lily...

March 16, 2017

 More often than not, you will find my family rooting around in the woods, hiking with a camera in tow or paddling down a river somewhere taking in the beautiful scenery and local wildlife...but, before I step one toenail out the door, you will find me in the kitchen p...

February 25, 2017

 Not only are these decadent pastries delicious but they are an absolute cinch to make too! The easiest part of this recipe is that it starts with fresh store bought croissants!

...now, I'm sure it is very rewarding to pull these warm, buttery French...

February 18, 2017

 Who doesn't love a good thrift shop, yard sale or auction?! I know I do...a couple of weeks ago, Isabel and I went to a localauctionfor a look around and I scored a box full of these antique kitchen utensils for $6! I know you're thinking "whatchu talkin' bout Willis?...

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