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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 […]

Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

Jump to Recipe If you haven’t already checked out my post about roasting and preserving bell peppers, you definitely should here. But if you have you’ll know how much I love roasted peppers. Buying them pre roasted is great as well, but if you’ve got […]

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!

Sausage and Sweet Potato Pizza

Sausage and Sweet Potato Pizza

I’m not sure how many times I can say this without sounding like a crazy person but, I love pizza! This love didn’t actually start with pizza, since I live in north america and have no italian in my family at all. And for quite […]


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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!

Our Raised Bed Soil Mix

Our Raised Bed Soil Mix

One of the many benefits to using raised beds is that you get to pick your soil mix yourself. This saves a lot of time that would normally go towards amending bad soil. The mix we use for our raised beds is pretty straight forward […]

Roasted Bell Peppers

Roasted Bell Peppers

Bell peppers are so wonderful fresh. But just like so many things, they are possibly even tastier when they’ve been roasted. All of the juices and sugars caramelize and make for a perfect addition to pretty much any dish you would otherwise put peppers into. […]