Entries by Amy

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They move in…

If you follow me on facebook, you probably noticed a few pictures I’ve posted of our recent “guests”. They are gypsy moths (or the caterpillars that will turn into them) and they don’t want to move out. Google says that BTK is “the thing” to get rid of them. We are in very rural Alberta […]


Unbelievable Cinnamon Rolls

Print Unbelievable Cinnamon Rolls These are so incredibly good it’s unbelievable! Course: Dessert Servings: 12 -14 Author: Amy Garrett Ingredients 1 teaspoon white sugar 2-1/4 tsp active dry yeast 1/2 cup warm water 1/2 cup milk 1/4 cup white sugar 1/4 cup butter 1 teaspoon salt 2 eggs , beaten 4 cups all-purpose flour 1 […]


Pinterest Thursday

Pinterest has fast become the go-to place for ideas and inspiration. We’re building a house and will have a large garden next year, so most of my pins are garden and house design! My top picks for this week from my Gardening Board So I can plan where to plant: Source: fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net via Amy on […]

Well, maybe 2013?

7 flats of dead starts later, the garden won’t be what my inlaws or I had hoped. Live and learn! Communication was the main problem, everyone thought someone else was going to take care of them, so they froze… then got sunburnt 🙁 Poor little plants 🙁 So, I’m going to be prepared for 2013 […]

More on avoiding GMO

Some links updated May 17, 2012 to reflect new pages on the Seminis site. I get so many emails asking if XYZ company is “safe” or if some list from some person is accurate, and lots of other questions, I actually don’t have time to answer them all, let alone do the research for dozens […]

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“A chicken in every pot” – 1928 Rep. Party campaign slogan “Don’t have a pot to put it in” – 1928 Dem. Party response slogan It’s time to get back to more regular posting! There’s been so much going on that I haven’t had the brain power to formulate a coherent blog post, but I […]

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GMO Honey

Bees + GMO crops = GMO honey. I was thinking about this the other day and Google Alerts was so kind as to send me this. Honey that contains traces of pollen from genetically modified crops needs special authorization before it can be sold, the European Union’s top court said Tuesday, in a judgment that […]


In the zone

Here’s a clue (less of a clue and more an obvious answer, thanks to some paperwork being finalized) where I’m going to be gardening at next spring: http://www.plantmaps.com/interactive-alberta-plant-zone-hardiness-map.php But according to this, I’ll be in zone 3b to 4a, where the official Canada hardiness map indicates 1b to 2a: http://atlas.agr.gc.ca/agmaf/index_eng.html#context=phz-zrp_en (yeah Alberta is a big […]


Stuffed Pork Chops with Smoked Gouda & Bacon

Print Stuffed Pork Chops with Smoked Gouda & Bacon Prep Time 20 mins Cook Time 20 mins Total Time 40 mins   We couldn’t get enough of this. I baked these instead of grilling and they were divine. Can’t wait to try them on the grill. From Allrecipes. Course: Main Cuisine: American Servings: 2 Author: […]