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Meatballs in Red Pepper Sauce

Meatballs in Red Pepper Sauce

Meatballs are a favourite around here, but we don’t actually make them that often. So when we do, it’s important that they’re yummy. After all, as a favourite, we have high expectations! On busy weeknights, when both of us have come home from long shifts,…

Simple Pickled Onions

Simple Pickled Onions

Pickling onions was one of the first things I ever tried in the preserving world. And the result obviously led me to a super fun world of canning! This very simple recipe will leave you with a few jars of yummy pickled onions, that are…

Chocolate Biscotti

Chocolate Biscotti

In cold weather, you deserve a hot drink and a tasty treat. As a creator of tasty treats, I am an authority on who deserves treats, and it’s definitely you. Also, why not feel a wee bit fancy with your treat? Biscotti is a wee…

Autumn Coleslaw

Autumn Coleslaw

The Autumn might be cold, but it’s also colourful. Which means we should all add to that colourfulness with bright and zesty food! Right? Yes. Coleslaw is always pretty wonderful, either as a side dish or a main course. And what makes it even more…

Thanksgiving Menu for Two

Thanksgiving Menu for Two

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! With so many people stuck at home this year, unable to gather in large groups, lots of folks are looking for two person meal ideas. It can seem daunting to cook a full thanksgiving dinner for only two people. Since we’ll be…

Stuffed Pork Loin with Cider Pan Gravy

Stuffed Pork Loin with Cider Pan Gravy

As we’re coming up to Thanksgiving in this very strange year, I know a lot of people who are celebrating differently. In our house, that means just the two of us. With only two people eating it can seem like a lot of excess work…

Baked Sausage Stuffing

Baked Sausage Stuffing

As we’re coming up to Thanksgiving in this very strange year, I know a lot of people who are celebrating differently. In our house, that means just the two of us. With only two people eating it can seem like a lot of excess work…

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

As we’re coming up to Thanksgiving in this very strange year, I know a lot of people who are celebrating differently. In our house, that means just the two of us. With only two people eating it can seem like a lot of excess work…

Kale & Pumpkin Salad with Cider Herb Dressing

Kale & Pumpkin Salad with Cider Herb Dressing

As we’re coming up to Thanksgiving in this very strange year, I know a lot of people who are celebrating differently. In our house, that means just the two of us. With only two people eating it can seem like a lot of excess work…

Simple Charcuterie Board for Two

Simple Charcuterie Board for Two

As we’re coming up to Thanksgiving in this very strange year, I know a lot of people who are celebrating differently. In our house, that means just the two of us. With only two people eating it can seem like a lot of excess work…


Homesteading Fun

Simple Pickled Onions

Simple Pickled Onions

Pickling onions was one of the first things I ever tried in the preserving world. And the result obviously led me to a super fun world of canning! This very simple recipe will leave you with a few jars of yummy pickled onions, that are…

Green Tomato Salsa

Green Tomato Salsa

The end of the growing season in Ontario means lots and lots of green tomatoes. And that means, Green Tomato Salsa! It’s just like regular salsa, but it’s green! When you only grow a small amount of tomatoes each year, making sure you’re using every…

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…