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 l...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 hi...

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 s...

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