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Garden Construction: Part 2

Garden Construction: Part 2

Wow. What a busy couple weeks this has been. With both of us working full time jobs, getting the construction finished has been tricky. We did manage to get a big chunk done, and only have a wee bit left. If you missed Part 1 […]

Garden Box Construction

Garden Box Construction

Before you learn about our garden boxes, if you haven’t already, you should check out Part 1 of the Garden Construction to follow on the adventures of building a vegetable garden on a hill. I decided to do this separate post about how we built […]

Garden Construction Part 1

Garden Construction Part 1

We moved to our little homestead in the summer of 2018. It was a dream come true. I had been growing my own vegetables in my small garden in the city up to then and though it was so much fun, I couldn’t wait to […]

Breakfast Stacks

Breakfast Stacks

These stacks in one form or another are our go to weekend breakfast. Mike and I only have one full day home together per week. It isn’t enough and we are both hoping to change that soon. But in the meantime we try to make […]

Perfect Spring Pizza

Perfect Spring Pizza

Spring has finally arrived! Annoyingly in Ontario this means a long drawn out end to the winter. The snow takes ages to fully melt and the risks of frost carry on well into May. Sheesh spring! But that doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy at […]

Scones

Scones

Buttery & Flakey Jump to Recipe Scones are wonderful. They’re one of my favourite additions to brunch or a cup of tea, and they have a subtle classiness to them that I love. There’s something about the flaky, buttery scone that can really perfect those […]

Growing Sweet Potatoes

Growing Sweet Potatoes

This year will be our second season growing sweet potatoes. The first time I grew them was on a whim, because I love them so much. I vaguely remembered an old flat mate of mine had accidentally sprouted one that she’d left out on a […]

Chicken Salad Sandwich

Chicken Salad Sandwich

(But not boring or bland!) Jump to Recipe A few years ago I tried Whole30 for the first time. It was a great eating experience and I was pretty happy with the results. It’s hard to not eat bread for a month, but if it […]

Chicken Caesar Salad

Chicken Caesar Salad

Jump to Recipe Ah Caesar salad. One of the most classic salads. It’s a great side dish for steaks or burgers, but it’s also great on its own as a main. I used to joke that loving Caesar salad was genetic in my family because […]

Rich & Creamy Drinking Chocolate

Rich & Creamy Drinking Chocolate

For those of you that don’t know, my day job (when I’m not planting things, cooking things, or brewing things here at DLH!) is making chocolate from bean to bar at Hummingbird Chocolate Makers. A New Passion Making chocolate turned out to be a passion […]


Homesteading Fun

Garden Box Construction

Garden Box Construction

Before you learn about our garden boxes, if you haven’t already, you should check out Part 1 of the Garden Construction to follow on the adventures of building a vegetable garden on a hill. I decided to do this separate post about how we built […]

Garden Construction Part 1

Garden Construction Part 1

We moved to our little homestead in the summer of 2018. It was a dream come true. I had been growing my own vegetables in my small garden in the city up to then and though it was so much fun, I couldn’t wait to […]

Roasting a Whole Chicken: A Beginners Guide

Roasting a Whole Chicken: A Beginners Guide

The first time my younger sister roasted a whole chicken she called me up with a lot of questions. She had been following a recipe online that talked about how to season the bird, and gave a generic roasting time but there was a lot […]

How I Deal With Leggy Seedlings

How I Deal With Leggy Seedlings

Leggy Seedlings. They are a reality a lot of us end up dealing with at least a few times in our gardening life. And if you’re like me, at least once a year you get a couple seedlings that just need to be leggy. So, […]

Mascarpone

Mascarpone

Mascarpone is a wonderfully simple cheese to make, and can be eaten on its own or added to recipes. Definitely a good starting point for new cheese makers!