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Seed Starting Basics

Seed Starting Basics

Starting your own plants from seed is one of the best ways to save money when gardening. It is also, in my opinion, far more fun than buying pre grown plants. There is something extremely satisfying about nurturing a tiny plant into a big strong […]

Herbes de Provence

Herbes de Provence

My favourite recipe and a little history The cuisine of France inspires me. The variety, the passion, the sheer abundance of available ingredients, the butter! Oh, the butter. “French Cuisine” as a term is one I’ve found amusing since working with some French chefs. That’s […]

Winterizing the Chicken Tractor

Winterizing the Chicken Tractor

If you keep your chickens in a fully fledged building with insulation and real walls etc. then you’re all set for winter. When we built our little tractor this summer, I knew that I wanted to keep the hens through the winter, but still hadn’t […]

How to Make a Basic Stock

How to Make a Basic Stock

Meat or Veggie Making stock at home is one of those fundamental skills that sometimes get hyped up more then it should. A lot of people I have spoken to about this tend to say that they don’t have enough time to make stock, or […]

Hearty Wholegrain Bread

Hearty Wholegrain Bread

A good hearty bread is a wonderful thing. There are days, especially cold winter days like today, when I could happily eat toast with jam all day long and not be unsatisfied. In my opinion really good whole grain breads have a lot going on […]

Drying Herbs In a Dehydrator

Drying Herbs In a Dehydrator

How and why to use a Dehydrator to preserve your fresh herbs. It’s not as hard as you might think, and will save you time and money in the end!

Anything Pesto!

Anything Pesto!

Plus a Yummy Pesto Chicken Pizza Anything pesto? What do you mean by that Eliza? I’ll tell you! If you are already a pesto aficionado, then you already know that pesto gets a lot of hype but is actually ultra simple at its core. Combine […]

Basic and Delicious Pizza Dough

Basic and Delicious Pizza Dough

Pizza is definitely up there on my favourite foods list. Partly because it involves melted cheese, but also because it can be as versatile as you want it to be. It’s no uncommon for me to get very over complicated with my pizza toppings, to […]

Homemade Hard Cider Making: Part 2

Homemade Hard Cider Making: Part 2

A continuation of our Cider Making Part 1 post. We will look into Fermentation and Bottling in this part.

Homemade Hard Apple Cider: Part 1

Homemade Hard Apple Cider: Part 1

Why make cider? In Ontario, apples are a big deal. We have a particularly good climate for growing them. So in the Fall, making cider is a great thing to try. I like cider a lot, but usually stick to wine in my home brewing […]