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How To Make Your Own Chili Powder

How To Make Your Own Chili Powder

Drying and grinding your own chili powder is one of the easiest ways to preserve hot peppers. If you’re a spice lover, you know how important the freshness of your ground spices can be. So knowing you can have a good quality supply of chili…

Challah: My Not Traditional, But Very Yummy Version

Challah: My Not Traditional, But Very Yummy Version

The traditional Jewish bread Challah is definitely one of the most recognizable of the breads. It also happens to be delicious. Having not grown up in a Jewish household, my knowledge of the religious significance is thin. But as breads go, challah is one of…

Peach Tart with Almond Cream

Peach Tart with Almond Cream

When August and September roll around in Ontario, that means it’s Peach Time! Growing up in Southern Ontario I think I got pretty spoiled with peaches and other stone fruits. (For a Canadian). And I still get very excited for peaches every year, even though…

Mocha Chocolate Mousse

Mocha Chocolate Mousse

If you need a luxurious dessert, look no further than chocolate mousse. But don’t think that this delicious treat is only for the professionals. Chocolate mousse is actually a really simple treat that will always wow your guests or date. (Or a perfect treat for…

Drying Tomatoes: In the Oven or the Dehydrator.

Drying Tomatoes: In the Oven or the Dehydrator.

If you have an abundance of tomatoes and you aren’t big on canning, then drying them is a great way to preserve the taste of summer. Using a dehydrator is a great way to dry them, but it can be done easily in an oven…

Roasted Garlic Oil (& Storing roasted garlic!)

Roasted Garlic Oil (& Storing roasted garlic!)

Roasted garlic oil is a simple and delicious way to add an extra boost of flavour to any meal. By using a neutral oil you can get even more bang for your buck too! And once you have your delicious new flavoured oil, you can…

Lemon Pound Cake with Strawberry and Rhubarb Compote

Lemon Pound Cake with Strawberry and Rhubarb Compote

Pound cake is a very traditional (and old) recipe that I think doesn’t get the attention it deserves. These cakes are dense and soft, and easy to make. A good pound cake will be buttery, and just the right amount of sweet. The recipe in…

A Thick, Rich, and Delicious Roasted Tomato Sauce Recipe

A Thick, Rich, and Delicious Roasted Tomato Sauce Recipe

Tomato sauce is one of the best, and most common ways of storing your tomato harvest. And making tomato sauce doesn’t need any special cooking skills. Roasted Tomato Sauce became our go to last year. It has a rich and deep flavour, with hints of…

Perfect Tomato Salad

Perfect Tomato Salad

This Tomato Salad is one of our absolute favourite meals to make in the summer. To the point that we have to ration how many times we have it, so that we can still have enough tomatoes for other things. Seriously, it’s amazing. If you…

4 Simple Sun-Dried Tomato Sauces

4 Simple Sun-Dried Tomato Sauces

Sun-dried tomatoes are probably one of my favourite foods. Because they’re dry, the flavours of the tomato are intensified and they can add a delicious umami to anything they’re in. In our house we will add sun-dried tomatoes (or Sun Toms) to a lot of…


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How To Make Your Own Chili Powder

How To Make Your Own Chili Powder

Drying and grinding your own chili powder is one of the easiest ways to preserve hot peppers. If you’re a spice lover, you know how important the freshness of your ground spices can be. So knowing you can have a good quality supply of chili…

Drying Tomatoes: In the Oven or the Dehydrator.

Drying Tomatoes: In the Oven or the Dehydrator.

If you have an abundance of tomatoes and you aren’t big on canning, then drying them is a great way to preserve the taste of summer. Using a dehydrator is a great way to dry them, but it can be done easily in an oven…

Roasted Garlic Oil (& Storing roasted garlic!)

Roasted Garlic Oil (& Storing roasted garlic!)

Roasted garlic oil is a simple and delicious way to add an extra boost of flavour to any meal. By using a neutral oil you can get even more bang for your buck too! And once you have your delicious new flavoured oil, you can…

Lamb’s Quarters Pesto

Lamb’s Quarters Pesto

Summer to us means pesto season! There are so many yummy ways to make pesto and this summer, lamb’s quarters is growing in abundance. So that means, you guessed it, Lamb’s Quarters Pesto! This is a simple and delicious foragable sauce that you’ll be adding…

Our 1st 18 Months on the Homestead

Our 1st 18 Months on the Homestead

We’re 18 months into our homesteading adventure. I can’t believe it’s been that long, and at the same time, it’s flown by. Some days I still come home and just stare at our little house and everything we’ve managed to accomplish. This journey has been…