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10 Easy Ways to Start Living More Waste Free

10 Easy Ways to Start Living More Waste Free

Living waste free is something that we’ve been working towards in our house for a few years. We aren’t by any means fully waste free, but every goal starts with baby steps. The waste free lifestyle is becoming more common in daily life. And it […]

The Basics of Pressure Canning

The Basics of Pressure Canning

Canning is one of my favourite methods for preserving foods. But not everything is suitable to be canned using the traditional water bath method. Water bath canning restricts your preservation options to acidic foods. So unless you water to make a jam, jelly or pickle […]

Duck Prosciutto

Duck Prosciutto

If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at making your own charcuterie, it’s good to start small. If you got too big right out of the gate, there’s a risk you’ll get frustrated and give up. As with so many things, it’s easy to […]

Harvesting & Storing Leeks

Harvesting & Storing Leeks

Leeks are one of my favourite vegetables, and growing my own is such a pleasure. They’re one of those veggies that you can plant and basically just leave to their growth. In this quick post I want to go through how to harvest and store […]

Growing Garlic

Growing Garlic

Growing garlic is possibly one of the coolest things to do in your vegetable garden. Especially if you’re a garlic lover like so many people are! All it takes is time and patience, and you can grow an abundance of garlic in your own backyard. […]

3 Cheese Ravioli

3 Cheese Ravioli

Ravioli and stuffed pastas have been one of my favourite foods since I was a kid. There’s just something so fun about tiny little pasta parcels full of cheeses and meats. Learning to make my own therefore was a very exciting time. Homemade ravioli doesn’t […]

Fresh Pasta

Fresh Pasta

Making pasta dough from scratch is really fun. It’s a great way to spend a quiet afternoon, and the dough is also very simple. If you’ve never tried making it before it is well worth giving it a shot. Nothing makes your homemade Italian dishes […]

How to Season and Care for a Cast Iron Skillet

How to Season and Care for a Cast Iron Skillet

A well seasoned and cared for cast iron skillet will last you forever. Sometimes skillets are past down through generations like family heirlooms. And other times you just get lucky at a yard sale or thrift store. However you come about your cast iron skillet, […]

Storing Carrots the Easy Way!

Storing Carrots the Easy Way!

Storing vegetables from your garden can be difficult if you don’t have access to a root cellar or cold storage. And pickling is not always what we want to do. Thankfully, if you have a surplus of carrots I have a super easy fix for […]

Pickled Beets

Pickled Beets

Pickling beets is the favourite way of preserving them in our house. Sometimes I cook them into dishes like ratatouille and lasagne that can be frozen for later. But pickled beets find there way into our meals A LOT. So much so that we simply […]