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Homesteading with Mental Illness

Homesteading with Mental Illness

Mental illness has held a lot of stigma around it for most of human history. In the last few decades, and the last ten years in particular there has been a growing movement to remove that stigma. To re-educate people who may not fully understand…

Bacon Blue Cheese Burgers

Bacon Blue Cheese Burgers

Summer time means Burger Time! At our house, but also I think for most folks burgers are a true summer staple. When we make burgers at our place I always want them to be top notch. And these Bacon Blue Cheese Burgers do not disappoint!…

Simple Chocolate Tart

Simple Chocolate Tart

Don’t you just love a recipe that looks super fancy but is actually super easy to make? It’s like a magic trick! This Chocolate Tart is a great example of that. And as the weather warms it’s nice to have a recipe that doesn’t involve…

Steak Tartare

Steak Tartare

Steak Tartare can be a scary sounding meal, I get it. But with a little knowledge and safety precautions taken it can be a delightful, classy meal. I love it as a posh Sunday lunch (ideally on a long weekend) alongside a fruity glass of…

Breakfast Cookies with Cranberries & Cocoa Nibs

Breakfast Cookies with Cranberries & Cocoa Nibs

Quick and healthy breakfasts are something that I seek out and love to have in my arsenal. In the darker months, I find I have less energy in the mornings. So having something that I can grab and go, while still feeling like I’ve made…

DIY Winter Dust Bath for Chickens

DIY Winter Dust Bath for Chickens

Dust Baths are a crucial part of any happy chickens life. Keeping chickens healthy, clean and comfortable is always important. If you have a small coop and a small flock, winter can be a tough time. Having a clean and dry coop, that’s draft free…

Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup was the first soup I ever learned to make. Winter squash are such rewarding plants to grow, and they’re great storage crops. Butternut squash in particular are some of the veggies that last the farthest into the winter for us. So being…

Beef & Barley Soup

Beef & Barley Soup

Beef & Barley Soup is another total classic comfort food recipe. Filling, and warming, it also happens to be a great choice for a healthy winter soup. Since I’m always looking to make great meal prep worthy recipes this soup is great for lunches. It…

Leek & Potato Soup

Leek & Potato Soup

Leek & Potato Soup has become one of our homestead go-to recipes in the winter. Growing both leeks and potatoes throughout the summer, and storing them away allows for this ultra comfort food in the cold months. This soup is rich, and hearty; perfect for…

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…


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Homesteading with Mental Illness

Homesteading with Mental Illness

Mental illness has held a lot of stigma around it for most of human history. In the last few decades, and the last ten years in particular there has been a growing movement to remove that stigma. To re-educate people who may not fully understand…

DIY Winter Dust Bath for Chickens

DIY Winter Dust Bath for Chickens

Dust Baths are a crucial part of any happy chickens life. Keeping chickens healthy, clean and comfortable is always important. If you have a small coop and a small flock, winter can be a tough time. Having a clean and dry coop, that’s draft free…

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…