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Harvest Veggie Chowder (Vegan/GF Option)

Harvest Veggie Chowder (Vegan/GF Option)

When the autumn rains hit, there’s nothing more comforting than a warming bowl of soup loaded with chunky vegetables (except maybe a long bath followed by stretchy pants), so we’ve been eating this one a lot lately. The timing is perfect, as gardens, larders, and 

Pesto Portobello Burger (Vegan)

Pesto Portobello Burger (Vegan)

Mushrooms are a vegan flavour-seeker’s best friend; their savoury earthiness is a godsend for those craving the comforting richness of stewed meats and broths, but not the meat itself. Even before I became a vegetarian, I was all about the mushrooms; a burger just wasn’t 

Beyond Soap

Beyond Soap

I’ve mentioned my struggle with sensitive skin a few times over the years, so when I was invited to take part in an online book tour for Dr. Sandy Skotnicki’s new book Beyond Soap, I jumped at the chance. I was a teen during the 80’s. 

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)

Iโ€™ve never been a fan of store-bought dressings; theyโ€™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 muchย 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