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3 Cheese Ravioli

Ravioli and stuffed pastas have been one of my favourite foods since I was a kid. There’s just something so ...
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Fresh Pasta

Making pasta dough from scratch is really fun. It’s a great way to spend a quiet afternoon, and the dough ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Pickled Beets

Pickling beets is the favourite way of preserving them in our house. Sometimes I cook them into dishes like ratatouille ...
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Drying Chamomile for Tea

Chamomile tea is the quintessential relaxation drink. After a long, stressful day, there’s really nothing quite like cuddling up under ...
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Starting and Keeping a Sourdough Starter

Sourdough bread is such a magical food. And a sourdough starter, or Levain, is what allows this delicious bread to ...
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Tomato Trellis

The Fool Proof Way Every gardener who grows tomatoes has been through that one season of absolute tomato jungle. Trying ...
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Strawberry Wine

Preserving the summer is one of the main reasons that most of us garden right? I know it is for ...
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Essential Wine Making Equipment

Making your own wine and cider at home is a really fun hobby. It's easy and can save you a ...
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Garden Box Construction

Before you learn about our garden boxes, if you haven’t already, you should check out Part 1 of the Garden ...
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Garden Construction Part 1

We moved to our little homestead in the summer of 2018. It was a dream come true. I had been ...
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