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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Do you ever just wake up and realize you NEED peanut butter cookies? Me too. Phew, glad you agree. These cookies are soft and chewy, and simply loaded with chocolate chunks. They aren’t too sweet and have just the right amount of peanutty goodness. If […]

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 […]

Herby Shortbread Cookies

Herby Shortbread Cookies

Edible flowers are really fun to grow alongside your veggies and herbs. Calendula flowers have a gorgeous lemony flavour that can lend itself to all kinds of sweet and savoury dishes. It is particularly well paired in baked goods with a big collection of herbs […]

Salmon & Pesto Pizza

Salmon & Pesto Pizza

It’s Friday night, and that means, Pizza Time! Topped with some gorgeous summer flavours and ready for a relaxing evening. Since it’s Summer, it’s time to be cooking your pizzas outdoors when possible. You don’t even need a pizza oven if you don’t have the […]

Drying Chamomile for Tea

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 a blanket with a warm mug of chamomile tea. (And maybe a cat of dog to pet) This wonderful little flower is such a great […]

Rhubarb Jam with Farmgate Cider

Rhubarb Jam with Farmgate Cider

Early summer in Ontario is the time of the season when rhubarb is in abundance. And there are so many ways to enjoy it! We will eat rhubarb in as many ways as we can when it’s available but it can be sad to watch […]

Radishes: Growing, Storing & Eating them.

Radishes: Growing, Storing & Eating them.

The end of spring in my garden is radish time! Short season growing can be difficult and can feel like you’ve been dealt the wrong end of the stick. But short growing veggies like radishes sure do help. Radishes are the ultimate short season vegetable […]

Chocolate Stout Cake

Chocolate Stout Cake

There was a crooked man, Who walked a crooked mile. He found a crooked sixpence, Upon a crooked stile. He bought a crooked cat, Who caught a crooked mouse, And they all lived together in a crooked little house. That, is the Mother Goose rhyme […]