Bacon Jam

I shared this link on Facebook yesterday, but it would be such a good addition to any New Year’s Eve party that I thought I’d share it here too. I know I’ve spoken quite a bit about being at least a partial vegetarian (I was vegetarian/vegan for almost half of my life), but that hasRead more

The Must Make Jam of Summer

If you’re a fan of peach and raspberry jams, then you’ve got to give this recipe a try.  It’s the perfect blend of the two flavors, which go together unbelievably well, and the color of the resulting jam is amazing. I made this for the first time a few years ago, and my kids lovedRead more

Jamie at Home

Has anyone else seen the new Jamie Oliver show called Jamie at Home? We’ve got full cable here at my mom’s place, so I’ve been enjoying watching the food channel on occasion, and this show is by far one of the best cooking shows I’ve ever seen, it’s so homey and inviting. The focus isRead more

Pear Ginger Jam

While the pumpkins were cooking down yesterday, I used the last of my pears to make a batch of pear ginger jam. I’d never had this particular combination before, but have heard good things about it, so I thought I’d give it a shot. Not knowing any better, I went out and bought myself aRead more

Blackberry Jam

Blackberry bushes are one of the most invasive plants that we have around here. Any untended space is quickly overrun with these opportunistic brambles – but you won’t hear me complaining! As far as I’m concerned, there’s nothing that beats the flavour of a fully ripe, sun-warmed blackberry. I’ve been a blackberry gleaner for asRead more

We’re Jammin’

I recently finished reading Well Preserved: A Jam Making Hymnal (on Tammie’s recommendation). It’s a lovely book, and I’ve been itching to try out some new recipes ever since. Having just picked up some gorgeous peaches and blueberries at the market on the weekend, I spent the morning making a couple of batches of jam.Read more

Farmhouse Scones and Strawberry Shortcake (Vegan)

Vegan Strawberry Shortcakes on Farmhouse Scones

Every farmhouse kitchen needs a basic scone recipe, and this one is as good as they come. I’ve made others over the years that are perhaps more impressive due to their various embellishments (debatable), but this one is perfect for showcasing homemade jams and spreads, and is my go-to for strawberry shortcakes. You’ll want toRead more

Today’s Post Is Brought To You By The Letter “S”

Just a few quick photos from my day in the garden yesterday. The strawberry patch is suddenly bursting with flowers and fruit. Now as long as I can keep the robins in check, it looks like we’ll have a bumper crop. The wild salmonberry bush on the edge of my garden is also loaded withRead more

The Case of the Missing Berries: A Garden Caper

  After threatening to rip out my strawberry patch last year due to lackluster production, I think I’ve finally figured out the key to getting a good crop. Despite having 60+ strawberry plants, I never seemed to get more than a handful or two at a time, barely enough for a nice dessert, let aloneRead more

A Chocolate Valentine Treat

Happy Valentines day! I hope everyone is enjoying a break from the February blahs, and that you’re taking the time to indulge yourself in the obligatory V-day chocolate binge. If you haven’t yet made it to your local chocolate shop, all is not lost. In a matter of minutes you can whip up a batchRead more