baking garden life recipe

Choose Your Own Adventure Recipes

Hooray hooray!! The first Farmer’s Market of the year for us in Brampton was yesterday.  It was SO wonderful to stroll down the street surrounded by all this beauty & bounty. I love me my food; so forgive me if I wax poetic about it. It also made me realize how dang fortunate we are to live where we do. Our soil, our land, our climate. (Yeah; even the -40C winters) But that’s another topic for another day. Now, I love my backyard.  Except it’s kinda small. And veryyyyyy shady.…

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baking life stuff recipe

The Door

………………You hesitantly place your hand on the doorknob..and it seems like the buzzing is getting louder. Closing your eyes and taking a deep breath, you slowly turn the knob. You enter into a big kitchen, with white walls and a big patio door which shows you that the buzzing was just Jay with the lawnmower…….. Ha. Sorry. Slice of life there. My favourite part of summer is the fruit & veggies. And the warm. Oh, the glorious warm!!!! But I digress.  This is a crowd favourite and SO easy to…

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baking life stuff recipe

Rickety old Stairs

………………you tentatively place your foot on the first step, and your hand on the handrail, which jiggles in a not-reassuring way. Placing your full weight on the step – you hold your breath. Though the stairs groan protest, they hold you up and you gingerly continue up…………… Okay I *told* you I was all poetic-ky over the Farmers’ Market. So I had a lot of Rhubarb. A Lot. I have my Grandma Taylors recipe book; the “Laura Secord Canadian Cookbook”. It has all sorts of great stuff in there, and…

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baking recipe

Garlicky Lemony Pasta

  Yay Summer!! I am *not* a cold weather person. At all. I love summer. Sun, wind, heat, blue skies….cooking outdoors, and the FRESH PRODUCE….yummmm. And Lemons. Lemons? Lemons. They mean summer, right? Lemonade, Lemon ices, Lemon pasta….(it’s not just me, is it??) Sometimes however, it’s just too hot. Like, no, I’m not gonna grill over a 400 degree BBQ on my deck that’s also super heated. And no way am I gonna heat up the kitchen by using the oven. But pastas…pastas are perfect. AND you can eat them…

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baking recipe recipes

Baked Maple Donuts with Maple Glaze

…………I have a serious confession here folks. This might get me in trouble with a lot of people. It definately pushes me down the “How Canadian Are YOU” list. Here it is. *deep breath* THERE. I said it. (waiting for lightning to strike me down) No? Okay. I do admit I like Maple Syrup. The real deal though not that ‘maple flavouring’ stuff. But in general, I don’t like maple donuts, maple coffee flavour, or maple candies, etc etc. So when I was asked if I could do a special…

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baking life

Holiday Traditions.. Life!

The older we get, the more ‘traditions’ become important to us.Everyone has theirs…what are yours? Recently, I’ve had a lot of changes in my world. Moving countries, moving cities, ailing parent, career changes… you name it. So, traditions … now…. with all the changes, everything that WAS is now…Different. SO, time to create NEW traditions!!!!  In my NEW home!  With my NEW Fiance!!! ( Well, he’s not new. But being engaged sure is. 🙂 ) Me an’ Mr.J go out to skate in the park, and drive around and look…

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baking life wonderbunnie

A day off!

Woot. What is nicer than waking up in the morning and remembering it’s Your Day Off.                              Yay! Started off the day nice n easy, with coffee on the couch with the cat. 🙂Did some gardening….did some cleaning….the Best Electrician in the world came by to fix the bathroom fan, and we chatted fer a bit….and I made my List of Things to Do Today…which got me all excited cuz I’m gonna make my Tomater Sauce tomoro!I love to cook and to bake. I love to eat, so that seems…

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