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Spicy Sesame Noodles

  My niece is one of those crazy vegetarians.  Not the total nutjob vegan type but your average every day vegetarian.  I, on the other hand am one of those freakshow  meat eaters.  Meat, meat, meat.  I. Eat. Meat. I […]

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How to store plastic bags.

I have spent the past 2 days looking at every possible way to store plastic bags on the Internet. Pinterest, for example, has about 10 really cool looking ways to store them that are linked to over and over again. […]

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Long term produce storage.
How well does it work?

  5 or 6 months ago I  stuck my hands in a patch of dirt and pulled out all of my vegetables.  Today I’m doing the same thing. Last September I wrote a post on How to store Carrots and […]

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How to Fit twice as much into your freezer.
Organizing week continues!

    People are always asking me how I get so much done.  Part of it is because doing things is literally my job, but mainly it’s because I’m a doer.  I like to start, do and finish things.  That […]

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Add Some Spring to your Winter Salad.
Grow Fresh Pea Sprouts.

I think I made a pretty good point the other day about how, even if we know better, we can make absolute pigs of ourselves over the holidays. Yeah sure, we hear the advice “Don’t overindulge. Don’t wake up in […]

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Hot Buttered Rum
Get drunk & fat in record time.

Certain things just sound delicious.  It’s in the name.  Like clotted blood sausage. Sorry, clotted blood sausage is actually proof of the opposite fact; that certain things just sound undelicious.   If you drizzled a crisp, light, pastry with chocolate and […]

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Learn how to make Spun Sugar.

  There are a couple of reasons why you want to make some spun sugar this holiday season and a couple of reasons why  you don’t. Let’s go through the list of why you DO want to make it first. […]

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Chili Con Carne.
The Recipe!

  There’s something deliciously comforting about a cold night and a warm bowl of chili. The minute the trees begin to rustle I start aching for the kind of food that warms you from the inside out. I’ve been meaning to put […]

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Fermenting Pickles.
The Old Fashioned Way.

I made some pickles earlier this summer.  I told you about the one batch of Bread and Butter pickles I made and even gave you the recipe. It wasn’t only one batch I made.  It was many batches Only a […]

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Tomato Taste Test
Heirloom VS Heirloom

Heirloom tomatoes taste better than hybrid tomatoes. Blah, blah, blah. Heirloom tomatoes are more spectacular than hybrid tomatoes. Blahdee, blahdee, bloo. Heirloom tomatoes are superior in every way and could probably cure cancer if given a bunsen burner and a […]

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Corn on the Cob. Off the cob.

    There is no elegant way to eat corn on the cob and that’s what I like about it.  I love a food that a) comes with a built in handle and b) exudes enjoyment.  Everyone who is eating corn […]

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Your FIRST look at my new kitchen in Canadian Living Magazine!
Plus a giveaway.

The last time I was this excited over something it was covered in gravy. Here’s your first glimpse of me in my new kitchen.   The October issue of Canadian Living magazine is on stands now!  And if it’s not where […]

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