recipe recipes

Have your Applesauce and CAN it too!

Home made applesauce! I love the fall!   Anyone else remember cooking with Mom or maybe Grandma in the kitchen as a child? Of course. So many of us cook/bake BECAUSE we are trying to recreate or capture that feeling, that taste of comfort, of home, of a good meal enveloping us like a warm homey hug. Too much? Sorry. My Grandma Taylor in her kitchen. I get my knife skills from her. Today I attempted my very first Canning Adventure. Now, growing up we weren’t rich. My parents had…

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life stuff recipe

Hearty Beefy Onion Soup

I must be really attuned to my Inner Furry Woodland Creature Instincts. That’s gotta be it. Why else as soon as Fall hits do I have this incredible urge to gather & preserve food for the winter? So yeah, that must be it. Last week was the Gumbo this week it’s Soup. Warning; there may be more posts to come…..:) This recipe is yummy, smells great whilst cooking, and is unbelievably easy. And especially take advantage of your local farmer’s markets as fall staples are SUPER cheap right now. Perfect…

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life patterns sew

Fell down go boom. Ow. No quilting today.

Well, no sewing for me tonite. I was takin’ out the garbage, and there’s this ONE sidewalk stone that I know is raised up a bit. I know it’s there. I know you know I know it’s there. I forgot it was there. Ow. Ah. The moment when you are happily skipping along and then the next you are mid-air, flailing…. Then, you are dazed with pain, scrambling back up the steps to get inside as soon as possible…..hoping that no neighbour witnessed your graceful descent…. Hoping no one is…

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