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Easy Four Loaf Whole Wheat Bread

This is my year to get back into bread making! I started off the year with a brand new Kitchenaid Professional 600 575 Watt Stand Mixer. After being unable to make a simple small batch of all white flour rolls, and stinking up the house with…

Cayenne Peppers in bloom

This is the extent of my gardening this year, but even this little bit makes me happy!   2 cayenne chili blooms. They're so cute. #alberta #canada #gardening #garden #tinygarden #cayenne #chili #growing #plant #organic A post shared…
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Years of our lives

That moment when you realize it was 2014 when you posted last, and it's somehow now 2017.... How did that happen? Looking back over all the year's posts, my poor garden blog went from frequent excited posts to sporadic random recipes and "want…
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Compost that scrap - or regrow it?

If you're tossing all your scraps into your compost pile, read this before you toss any more! Here's some of my favourite things to regrow, though many more plants can be regrown. Potatoes Romaine Lettuce & Cabbage Celery Onions  I'd…

2014 Veggie Garden offically started!

Finally - it's been years since I got to really get into doing a veggie garden, but I got a start on it today! It didn't take much work to get the container/raised beds cleaned up from the winter, and I planted onions: And a lonely rhubarb…
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Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake A simple, but completely delicious and frosting smothered carrot cake. Doesn't include yucky stuff like pecans or pineapple (which are fine on their own, but not in carrot cake). For the Cake4 eggs1/2 cup applesauce3/4…

Winter Gardening: Embracing the Cold and Preparing For the Growing Season [Guest Post]

Break out your earmuffs and heavy coats --winter is upon us! Even though the majority of people prefer to spend the cold months cuddled up inside their toasty abodes, diligent gardeners know it’s the perfect time to be out in the garden…

We get winter like Florida gets sun

Well, it's been winter since the second week of November here (it was winter early October last year though, so I am happy fall stuck around a little longer) and it just keeps getting more and more wintery. And I'll tell you a secret, I can…
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Quick & Easy Chili

Quick & Easy Chili This is a super fast chili recipe and tastes great. Use a good salsa, the salsa and the seasonings are the key to making this chili so good. 2 pounds ground beef1/2 onion (, chopped)1 tablespoon minced garlic2…
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Banana Bread

Banana Bread A super banana-y bread made with whole wheat; chocolate chips optional but yummy! Reduced sugar from many banana breads, the banana provides the rest of the sweetness. 2 cups whole wheat flour1 teaspoon baking soda1/4…
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Ice Cream Pumpkin Pie

Ice Cream Pumpkin Pie This is THE pumpkin pie to make for the holidays! I usually have to make 4-6. Another yummy find at Allrecipes. 1 1/2 pints vanilla ice cream (, softened)3 eggs1 3/4 cups pumpkin puree3/4 cup white sugar1/2…
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Chili Seasoning

Chili Seasoning Much better chili seasoning than store bought packets. 4 teaspoons chili powder1 tablespoon dried minced onion1 tablespoon dried (, minced garlic)2 teaspoons ground cumin2 teaspoons dried parsley2 teaspoons salt1…