Cookbook Binge

One of my favourite things about our new community is the annual book sale, which benefits our tiny local library. It’s makes for a great morning, sifting through the gymnasium full of books, chatting with neighbours about your respective finds, and hauling home an armload of new treasures (for a mere 50 cents to $2Read more

Happy National Banana Bread Day!

Okay, to be honest, I had no idea that February 23rd was Banana Bread Day. I just coincidentally happened to be waiting for a batch to come out of the oven when I stumbled upon this happy bit of news online. But really, what a brilliant idea; who couldn’t use a reason to celebrate inRead more

Deal of the day.

Look what I found at our local thrift store today – a brand new (still in the package!) Yolife yogurt maker for only four dollars! I have always relied on the warmth of my oven light when making my own yogurt, but the temperature isn’t always consistent, and this way, I don’t have to worry aboutRead more

Spilling the Beans

Sorry, this isn’t the confessional post that that title would suggest. Having been vegetarians for so long, our family has always eaten a lot of beans. We do eat meat these days, but beans are still a delicious, protein packed staple in our house. While canned beans are a quick and easy way to incorporateRead more

Wild Huckleberry Tarts

Red (highbush) huckleberries grow wild in our area, and we’re lucky to have an abundance of these bushes on our property and in the neighbouring park. My daughter went for a sleepover at a friend’s house last week, and those crazy girls spent the evening terrorizing the neighbourhood, stripping the shrubs of every last huckleberryRead more

Making Yogurt

Well, here it is: the long overdue yogurt post. I’ve been meaning to write about making yogurt for at least three years now, and you can see from the abundance of photos that I’ve been preparing for it for a long time. As I mentioned in my post about making butter, organic dairy products canRead more

Whole Wheat Apricot Scones

When it comes to food (well, it kind of applies to everything in my life actually), I tend to be a creature of habit. When I find a recipe that I like, I will make it over and over again until either the novelty has worn off, or I discover a new favorite.  I don’tRead more

Appliance Overload

With our house progressing, we’re frantically trying to finalize things like appliances and finishing details because we know we’re not going to have time to do so once we’re in the middle of insulating, drywalling, and all that fun stuff. I’ve been scouring Craigslist looking for a good deal, but we haven’t really settled onRead more

Grilled Eggplant

It’s been awhile since I’ve talked about anything other than the house, so I’ll spare you my thoughts on exterior doors/house colours/trim size for at least a few days and post a recipe instead. I’ve been wanting to share this one for a while, and since we managed to produce two lovely eggplants in aRead more

Rainy Days

We seem to have reverted back to the rainy winter weather that we only managed to get rid of a few weeks ago, getting six continuous days of rain, something that’s apparently only happened here in July four times in recorded history (and there’s wet weather in the forecast for at least one more day).Read more