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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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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

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Jalapeño, Cardamom, Chocolate Chip Muffins

I was craving chocolate and something spicy, there is a few jalapeños in the garden that have been calling my name!  These muffins will warm you from the inside without being too spicy, and the cardamom gives you a bit of a burst of freshness. Jalapeño, Cardamom Chocolate Chip Muffins Cream together in large bowl:… Continue reading Jalapeño, Cardamom, Chocolate Chip Muffins