September 9, 2016

 Right now, my kitchen looks like a pickle factory and I'm up to my elbows in sugar, vinegar and basins of fruits and vegetables waiting to be preserved...not to mention my fingernails look less than hygienic and feminine from rooting around in the garden...

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September 1, 2016

 *This is a recipe that I posted last year but I thought it was quite fitting to re-post it, as tomatoes are coming out my ears and I'm sure your garden is doing the same!!

There is nothing better than walking into the house on a cool, crisp, fall day and being met with...

August 24, 2016

 It's that time of year again when our gardens and farm stands are overflowing with fresh fruits and vegetables, but one can only eat so much produce during this season. Preserving the tastiest fruits and vegetables at the peak of their freshness and flavour is a great...

December 22, 2015

 Every Christmas, my husband requests this classic British dessert, among others...and we're talking about 10 others...I rarely leave the kitchen this time of year! This sweet and gently spiced filling for pies, tarts and cakes is full of fruity goodness and is a perfe...

December 4, 2015

 One of the things that I look forward to about the Christmas holidays, is the food...I'm quite happy to stuff myself delirious with cakes, cookies, roast meats, chocolates and of course, lots of appetizers!

One of my favourites is this red pepper j...

September 9, 2015

 It's canning season and it wouldn't be fall unless I "put down" some tomatoes, chili sauce and salsa!

I've been asked a few times how to peel tomatoes for canning, so I thought I would do quick tutorial on that...If you are thinking "who does this young chippy think s...

June 24, 2015

  It just isn't summer for me until I dig out my wooden, 6 quart berry baskets and go pickin' !

My Mom took me when I was knee high to a grasshopper and taught me everything I know...when the berries are ripe for the harvest, how to pop each juicy berry off the ste...

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