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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…

Yoghurt Cheese

Yoghurt Cheese

Yoghurt Cheese is a really fun, and easy alternative to cream cheese. It doesn’t take any special skills or techniques. And leaves you with a tart, smooth, and versatile spread. It was one of the first “cheeses” I ever made, and it’s been something I…

Canning Beans at Home

Canning Beans at Home

Beans canned at home is one of the newest additions to our homestead pantry, and it’s a great one! Most folks are aware that buying dry beans is a big money saver from buying canned beans. But for busy nights or last minute meals they…

Simple Pickled Onions

Simple Pickled Onions

Pickling onions was one of the first things I ever tried in the preserving world. And the result obviously led me to a super fun world of canning! This very simple recipe will leave you with a few jars of yummy pickled onions, that are…

Green Tomato Salsa

Green Tomato Salsa

The end of the growing season in Ontario means lots and lots of green tomatoes. And that means, Green Tomato Salsa! It’s just like regular salsa, but it’s green! When you only grow a small amount of tomatoes each year, making sure you’re using every…

How To Make Your Own Chili Powder

How To Make Your Own Chili Powder

Drying and grinding your own chili powder is one of the easiest ways to preserve hot peppers. If you’re a spice lover, you know how important the freshness of your ground spices can be. So knowing you can have a good quality supply of chili…

Drying Tomatoes: In the Oven or the Dehydrator.

Drying Tomatoes: In the Oven or the Dehydrator.

If you have an abundance of tomatoes and you aren’t big on canning, then drying them is a great way to preserve the taste of summer. Using a dehydrator is a great way to dry them, but it can be done easily in an oven…

Roasted Garlic Oil (& Storing roasted garlic!)

Roasted Garlic Oil (& Storing roasted garlic!)

Roasted garlic oil is a simple and delicious way to add an extra boost of flavour to any meal. By using a neutral oil you can get even more bang for your buck too! And once you have your delicious new flavoured oil, you can…

Lamb’s Quarters Pesto

Lamb’s Quarters Pesto

Summer to us means pesto season! There are so many yummy ways to make pesto and this summer, lamb’s quarters is growing in abundance. So that means, you guessed it, Lamb’s Quarters Pesto! This is a simple and delicious foragable sauce that you’ll be adding…