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Garden Update: June 2024

After getting through the garden hibernation period—AKA winter—life is starting to appear in our yard again. Many, many years ago, ...

How to Make Sourdough Bagels (with Three Flavour Variations!)

Over the last few years I've fallen in love with bagels for breakfast again. I remember when the bagel craze ...

How to Juice Cherries Using a Steam Juicer

After hearing multiple times on food preservation blogs about the convenience of a steam juicer and how passionately people appreciate ...

Garden Update: December 2023

It's been an unusual winter so far for Winnipeg. We've had very little snow. For quite a while, it was ...

How to Make Pumpkin Butter

For fans of pumpkin and all things autumn, pumpkin butter is a treat. I made a batch last year and ...

Making and Preserving Pumpkin Puree

Cans of pumpkin puree are something I generally don't have on hand and when I set out to make something ...

Two Ways to Dry Hot Peppers (and What to Do With Them!)

In summer of 2022, I tried growing hot peppers for the first time. We had a few jalapeño pepper plants, ...

Garden Update: October 2023

With an unusually warm October for Winnipeg, our gardening projects have continued a week or two longer than they normally ...

How to Make Butter Chicken Sauce (with Canning Instructions!)

Tomatoes are always a problem in our garden because we always have too many. In summer of 2022 we somehow ...
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