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Grateful for…..Strawberries!!

To me, there is nothing more beautiful than a perfectly ripe strawberry.   Growing up in SW Ontario, fresh strawberries always meant the start of summer. That bright tangy smell always takes me back. Gratuitous Strawberry Shot.   I remember hulling fresh strawberries with my Mom before she’d freeze them. Sitting at the kitchen table, fingers stained red from their juices. I probably ate more than I hulled.   So thankful that it’s summertime again! Fresh, local, Ontario strawberries abound!   Here is a link to my Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie post…

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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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life stuff recipe

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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