Category Archives: Food

Homebrewed Kombucha

When I was visiting a dear friend a few weeks ago, she introduced my husband and I to kombucha. Now, we knew what kombucha was, we had just honestly never tried it. I don’t know what was stopping us : … Continue reading

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The season I love

Summer you may think? But it goes beyond that. The season I love is the season of food and herb preservation. The moment I have frozen or canned my first food, my heart feels lighter. The moment my first oils … Continue reading

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Saturday Garden Inspiration – June 13, 2015

Sharing a little glimpse of my garden that makes me happy. Wishing you a very peaceful day. Once again this year, I’ll be sharing little glimpses of our gardens. Although so much is growing all the time, there is always a little moment … Continue reading

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True signs of warmer days to come and little kinks

I’ve said it many times before, but I dream of having my own little family of hens. Honestly, the laws around here a bit foggy and we are yet to get clear answers on whether or not we would get … Continue reading

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Breakfast smoothies – another true sign of Spring

Breakfast and Little Miss don’t always go hand-in-hand around here. Unlike my son that eats twice as much as I do, she will peck at food like a bird. That is, until Spring comes around and the weather isn’t so … Continue reading

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The River (Part 2) – On the road and under the ice

About 3 times a year (maybe more now that we make our own bread), we take a trip East to La Seigneurie St-Roch-des-Aulnaies, a grain mill dating back to 1739 and still producing flour today. Why do we drive over … Continue reading

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Spring is truly here…

  I always know there is no turning back when the tomato seeds go in the dirt. When at first we are planting herbs and early spring greens like lettuces and kale indoors, we are still in the deep of winter. … Continue reading

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Taking companion planting a bit more seriously – Guest Post

Oh March, how you bring out the dreamer in me… My daughter keeps looking at me saying “Mom, I miss Summer.” To which I reply “But in Summer, all our seeds will be planted! How about we start with Spring?” … Continue reading

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Banana-Coconut pancakes – Gluten-Free & Vegan

In our home, pancakes are their own food group. We make them healthy, we make them decadent, we make them sweet, we make them savory… Anything works in form of a pancake! So when you have little ones that are … Continue reading

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Cold and more cold…

It was another one for the books this week-end. Temperatures ranging from – 18’C (0’F) during the day to -38’C (-36’F) at night made the inside seem so much more pleasant than anything going on outside. Seems February is starting out … Continue reading

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