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Farmhouse Scones and Strawberry Shortcake (Vegan)

Farmhouse Scones and Strawberry Shortcake (Vegan)

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, 

Nutritional Yeast Salad Dressing (Low Oil)

Nutritional Yeast Salad Dressing (Low Oil)

I’ve never been a fan of store-bought dressings; they’re often too sweet, too fatty, or just plain boring. The only exception is a local one made by Little Creek, which was our go-to for a long time. That is, until I discovered the recipe for 

In Search of Simple

In Search of Simple

First off, if you’re coming here from the “Things We Love” section of Harrowsmith’s spring issue, thank you so much for taking the time to stop by! I have been a huge fan of their magazine, books, and TV show since I was a teen, 

Eggless Benedict

Eggless Benedict

Eggless Benedict? I know it sounds a little crazy to attempt to recreate a recipe without using the featured ingredient (I mean, it’s right there in the name!), but what if you don’t want to eat eggs, or can’t for health reasons, or your feathered 

Gomasio (Sesame Salt)

Gomasio (Sesame Salt)

I’ve always had a bit of a savoury tooth. While some people crave sweets, I would much rather scarf down a bowl of popcorn or potato chips. If you combine the flavour of roasted sesame with that, I’m done for. I can’t keep those sesame sticks 

No Knead Oatmeal Sandwich Bread (Vegan, Oil-Free)

No Knead Oatmeal Sandwich Bread (Vegan, Oil-Free)

Bread is the cornerstone of any good farmhouse kitchen. It’s such a simple thing, made with the most basic of ingredients, but is pivotal to so many of our most memorable family meals. Like rice, corn, potatoes, and other starchy staples, it is the foundation 

Furniture Rehab: Turning Cast-Offs Into Family Heirlooms – Antique Restoration and Repair

Furniture Rehab: Turning Cast-Offs Into Family Heirlooms – Antique Restoration and Repair

My husband and I started our family shortly after graduating from university, so there was never really a time when we had extra money for things like interior decorating. Our apartments were furnished with hand-me-downs gathered from generous family and friends, and we were totally 

Vegan Truck Stop Pancakes

Vegan Truck Stop Pancakes

Vegan truck stop – now that’s an image I enjoy more than I probably should. Having grown up with truck-driving uncles (I’m talking Smokey and the Bandit era truckers), I can’t help but laugh at the thought of them pulling in to fuel up at 

Tangy Cheddar Sauce for Nachos (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Oil Free)

Tangy Cheddar Sauce for Nachos (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Oil Free)

To say that I love nachos would be an understatement. Corn chips are arguably the perfect snack food, and if you smother that deliciousness with refried beans, some good salsa, and a mountain of cheese, you’d be hard pressed to find anything I enjoy more. 

A Year With Dany, the Accidental Farm Cat

A Year With Dany, the Accidental Farm Cat

During the first week of January last year, our sweet old cat, Shadow, passed away. With both of our cats now gone, the house felt strangely empty – I’ve had at least one feline companion throughout most of my life, so this was new for us. At about