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The Wood Stove

We live on 5 acres close to Winnipeg in Canada. The winters are brutal here! One of my favorite parts about the winter is our wood stove that warms our house. Every winter we go through approximately a cord and a half to two cords of wood to heat the house from late fall to… Continue reading The Wood Stove

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Creamy Roasted Garlic And Tomato Soup

Fall is soup season for us! Lots of veggies coming out of the garden, some we keep for winter and many end up in yummy warm bowls of love. Dad has canned 23 cans of tomatoes for the winter and now I get to cook with what's left. There was still a box of beautiful… Continue reading Creamy Roasted Garlic And Tomato Soup

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Cranberry And Apple Spice Oatmeal Muffins

Fall is here! I have pulled most of the garden, just carrots and potatoes left. It's been so busy I haven't had a chance to do much baking lately so today it was nice just to relax and lose myself in baking some yummy muffins. I bought some fresh cranberries at the store last week,… Continue reading Cranberry And Apple Spice Oatmeal Muffins

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Beets for the winter?

Today I pulled beets from the garden, and for the first time I have about a hundred left over after cooking with them all summer. I'm not sure how I should prepare them for the winter.  I've read about storing them in a box with sand, freezing cooked beets, or canning, I don't want to… Continue reading Beets for the winter?

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Harvest Time!

And the harvest season has begun at our house! Last week we had an unexpected frost that killed the plants in the garden so it was time to pull tomatoes, peppers, zucchini and cucumbers. We had a great growing year, however it never feels quite long enough! Dad has started canning the tomatoes and I'm… Continue reading Harvest Time!

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Little Quiches

Over the weekend we got to go to a neighbouring farm for a pig roast. My little boy got to ride a horse for the first time and he loved it! Everybody brought a dish, so I brought some little quiches made from day fresh eggs and garden veggies. I made the crust from scratch… Continue reading Little Quiches

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Zucchini Sticks, Fish Burgers With Salsa

The zucchini in our garden are going crazy, had to make something or many things out of this beast that I pulled out of the garden, it's almost as big as my 1 year old! So last night we had fish burgers on home made buns with salsa made out of garden tomatoes, onion and… Continue reading Zucchini Sticks, Fish Burgers With Salsa