Category Archives: Food preservation

Saturday Garden Inspiration – August 8, 2015 (Gratitude)

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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Saturday Garden Inspiration – August 1st, 2015 (and little side note)

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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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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Around our home

  Things are finally picking up here. It’s hard to believe that a month ago, everything was bare and now, I’m thinning (and eating) greens and eating asparagus everyday.  All our flowering trees are in bloom, our fruit trees as … Continue reading

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Polar vortex and staying warm

It is bitterly cold this week. The wind chill factor has brought the temperatures down to -6’C tonight (21’F) and tomorrow should be even colder with half an inch of freezing rain. The gusts of wind have been reaching 45 … Continue reading

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First round of colds

It was just a few degrees above freezing when we all woke up from a harsh night sleep this morning : 3 out of 4 of us seem to have caught our first seasonal bug. Poor super dad, my angel, … Continue reading

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A day of making.

  Today was all about making… It was about dad making muffins for big and little people (vegan apple pumpkin muffins to be precise) and starting our journey down the sourdough starter road. It was about expanding on our own … Continue reading

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