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Butter Tarts

Butter Tarts

I think as a Canadian who cooks, it’s obligatory to know at least some sort of butter tart recipe. Like when you decide you’re going to cook or bake for a living, as a Canadian, someone just assigns you a butter tart recipe. If the […]

Bolognese Sauce

Bolognese Sauce

Meat sauce for spaghetti would be the more commonly found North American term. That’s what I would have called a meaty sauce on top of pasta until I spent some time in Scotland. Inspiration My mom used to make spaghetti with meat sauce lots and […]

Pork & Ramen Miso Soup

Pork & Ramen Miso Soup

All this winter weather means a warming, spicy ramen soup is in order.

Butchering a Chicken

Butchering a Chicken

It’s easier than it sounds. First of all, this post is about butchering a chicken not slaughtering a chicken. There’s a difference. Though I will likely write a post in the future about dispatching, plucking and gutting a bird, this is not it. Butchering is […]

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

Jump to Recipe 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 […]

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

Jump to Recipe 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 […]

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!