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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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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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Happy New Year and Chicken Soup!

Okay so I know it’s not exactly NEW Year’s anymore but…hey, we’re only ten days in, so it’s still pretty new. It’s been a crazy couple of months here – with holidays, ice storms, snow storms, working retail, then WOOHOO getting a icky yucky cold. I hate being sick. Who doesn’t! A few quilt finishes for gifts – one super bright Holiday theme for my Mom; to brighten up her room. Institutions are so drab and grey ( and don’t even ask about the smell….ack) so I found  some super…

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Happy New Year, and Chicken Soup!

Okay so I know it’s not exactly NEW Year’s anymore but…hey, we’re only ten days in, so it’s still pretty new. It’s been a crazy couple of months here – with holidays, ice storms, snow storms, working retail, then WOOHOO getting a icky yucky cold. I hate being sick. Who doesn’t! A few quilt finishes for gifts – one super bright Holiday theme for my Mom; to brighten up her room. Institutions are so drab and grey ( and don’t even ask about the smell….ack) so I found  some super…

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Maple Syrup & Sweet Onion Chicken

Uh….what’s for dinner??? I have a shortish commute; usually around half and hour. So I like to think up what’s for dinners on the way home. But sometimes….I get nuthin’. So when I come home I open the fridge doors and take stock of what’s hiding in there….and some experiments work better than others! Here’s one that worked really, really well. I didn’t take pics, sorry. This dish wasn’t around long enough! Maple Syrup Chicken with Sweet Onion and Rice Ingredients: Rice ( I used basmati)Chicken bouillion cube 2 Skinless…

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Summer Strawberries!

I love summertime. It’s my favourite, for many reasons. One of which not the least of which is STRAWBERRIES!!!!!!!!!!  I love love love strawberries. Love them. Could eat them everyday (and I have been.) And I don’t mean the shipped-from-California or Florida ones that have sat on truck for 5 days after being picked and processed etc etc.  I mean the grown 10 minutes from my house kind that you get in the local market for those three magical weeks late June to early July. The smell of fresh strawberries…that…

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Cake Batter Sugar Cookies!

YUM I found the easiest fastest yummiest little sweet treat recipe the other day; courtesy of Sallys Baking Addiction….  I like her title for her blog as I seem to also have a slight addiction to baking….and now sprinkles too!  These little gems are  “Cake Batter Sugar Cookies” They’re teeny, they’re tiny, they’re delicious! Recently I’ve noticed the trend of “cake batter” in a lot of baking recipes. And hey; who doesn’t like licking the cake batter during the mixing stages right off the spoon? (Please tell me it’s not…

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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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HappyThyroid Soup

………..Or, as I like to call it ““What was in the Cupboard and about to Expire Gumbo” In any case; after my radiation thing to work on my Graves’ Disease, I am now one of the millions of folks struggling to live day to day with an underactive thyroid gland; I’m now Hypothryoid. And what fun, as the medications have to be adjusted so your mood swings are legend, your hands shake, your hair falls out, alternating sweating like a pig or freezing like an iceberg….oh and the weight gain,…

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Everything is Not Always Perfect in Blogland

Doesn’t it seem sometimes that everything in Blogland is perfect? Everyone’s baking wonderful things, their pics look like they are from a glossy magazine. Stuff you make looks like it came from a box. Cuz….it did. Everyone’s feeding their kids wonderful organic meals they whipped up from a local wonderful organic market, and you just shopped at your local Freshmart. And don’t get me started on the perfect lines and seams of quilting and clothing and super cute accessories these incredibly talented ladies just finished whilst their children played quietly…

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