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Beef Stock: A Rich & Hearty Soup Base

Beef Stock: A Rich & Hearty Soup Base

During the cold months of the year, soup is on a lot of people’s minds. A good rich soup that warms you to the core just isn’t the same without a high quality stock as it’s base. Beef stock can be made as easily as…

Double Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

Double Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

It’s been a chocolate filled week! Sometimes I just need to get a little extra with my chocolate obsession. So Double Chocolate cookies seemed like the way to go. And since it’s the holiday season, Double Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies!! Jump to Recipe Finding Softness…

Shortbread with Cacao Nibs

Shortbread with Cacao Nibs

I’m a huge fan of shortbread. There’s something about a buttery, soft, not too sweet cookie that just sounds perfect to me. Adding things to shortbread mixes is fun, but I don’t tend to like changing it too much. Because one of my favourite things…

12 Days of Breadmas: Recipe Round Up!

12 Days of Breadmas: Recipe Round Up!

Hooray! Breadmas Success! I hope your freezer is full of breads, and your kitchen smells delicious! But if you missed any breads, or want a quick reference I’ve gathered all the recipes plus the prep post right here. So anytime you are needing 12 days…

Potato Sourdough Bread

Potato Sourdough Bread

On the Twelfth day of Breadmas my Baker gave to me, Potato Sourdough Bread! Hooray! You made it to day 12! That means it’s sourdough time. I adore potato bread. There’s no Irish in my family tree, but there’s English, German, and Scottish, and I…

Oat & Honey Bread

Oat & Honey Bread

On the Eleventh day of Breadmas my Baker gave to me, Oat & Honey Bread! If you’re a fan of French toast then this is the bread for you. It’s ultra soft and fluffy, and absorbs everything very well. It’s also excellent fried into croutons!…

Brown Butter Beer Bread

Brown Butter Beer Bread

On the Tenth day of Breadmas my Baker gave to me, Brown Butter Beer Bread! Who else loves alliteration? I will sometimes change the name of a recipe just so that it’s an alliteration. But enough about my oddness, it’s time for bread! And oh…

Pesto Pull  Apart Bread

Pesto Pull Apart Bread

On the Ninth day of Breadmas my Baker gave to me, Pesto Pull-Apart Bread! Okay, okay. I know we can’t be gathering right now, so a bread meant for sharing isn’t what you might be looking for. But I don’t see the point in depriving…

Round Rye Bread

Round Rye Bread

On the Eighth day of Breadmas my Baker gave to, Round Rye Bread! I’ve always loved rye bread. I think it’s the combo of the yeasty, breadiness with caraway. This recipe is based on the two best rye breads I’ve had; Traditional Swedish limpa bread,…

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

On the seventh day of Breadmas my Baker gave to me, Irish Soda Bread! Have you ever eaten a really good scone, and thought “damn, I wish that was a whole loaf!” Well if you have, never fear! This buttery, crumbly, rich, Irish Soda Bread…


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Beef Stock: A Rich & Hearty Soup Base

Beef Stock: A Rich & Hearty Soup Base

During the cold months of the year, soup is on a lot of people’s minds. A good rich soup that warms you to the core just isn’t the same without a high quality stock as it’s base. Beef stock can be made as easily as…

10 Gift Ideas for the Foodie in Your Life

10 Gift Ideas for the Foodie in Your Life

This year has brought about a lot of new things in our lives. And though a lot of those things are stressful or scary, there is always a light in the darkness. This year has seen a huge number of people take up new hobbies,…

6 Garden Prep Steps to get ready for Winter

6 Garden Prep Steps to get ready for Winter

Here in Eastern Ontario we are not lucky enough to have garden friendly weather through the winter. So when the frosts start to get bad, and the weather turns wintery it’s time to take down our garden and prepare for next season. We’re still a…

Yoghurt Cheese

Yoghurt Cheese

Yoghurt Cheese is a really fun, and easy alternative to cream cheese. It doesn’t take any special skills or techniques. And leaves you with a tart, smooth, and versatile spread. It was one of the first “cheeses” I ever made, and it’s been something I…

Canning Beans at Home

Canning Beans at Home

Beans canned at home is one of the newest additions to our homestead pantry, and it’s a great one! Most folks are aware that buying dry beans is a big money saver from buying canned beans. But for busy nights or last minute meals they…