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Diapering Dilemma - An Overwhelming Choice
2012-01-18 22:41
Trying to be somewhat responsible to the planet, and yet recognizing that life needs to be not too complicated, we have travelled down a convoluted path, working out what diapers to use. I… Read More
Winter Relief Update
2012-01-18 21:47
I originally posted a recipe for Whipped Shea Butter over a year ago, and we've been using it quite religiously ever since.  I've made a few changes, though, which I find quite effectiv… Read More
2012-01-06 17:34
We have been very busy in the garden & kitchen during 2011, I just haven't had a chance to share with everyone.  In quick summary:Despite the extremely slow start to the season and… Read More
2011-10-10 16:52
We've become huge fans of the "meat in jars" concept.  We started this last year when Dave got into making sausages, and we tried a pretty basic venison sausage recipe.  It's great… Read More
2011-10-10 16:51
Summer Preserves by chotda on FlickrWe've just spent the better part of this week on our feet, preparing food for the coming year.  Dave shot a small buck for us (more on that separatel… Read More
Canning Season Again
2011-09-03 15:54
Jars by nicholasjon on FlickrThis is just a brief note of a list of canning & preserving links that were mentioned in the Victoria Times Colonist on Sunday, August 28, 2011:Punk Domestic… Read More
Salmon Puff Muffins
2011-04-17 03:59
Red Runningby burnishings on flickrHaving given up dairy since about October, I have now decided to try eliminating obvious sources of gluten from my diet, to see if that further helps with… Read More
2011-04-17 03:37
Soueee! by burnishings on Flickr.We discovered a wonderful source for local smoked pork products at the Duncan Farmers' Market in the Square a couple of weeks ago: Ravenstone Farm. We'd bee… Read More
2011-02-10 23:02
We're now pretty much past the weather-critical work, so we'll see how it progresses, but we're so excited that we've got to this point. Len has worked very hard constructing the pieces and… Read More
2011-01-12 04:25
OK, we are totally hooked!! All of us are thoroughly enjoying this baby led weaning thing. Kate is having fun, we're amazed at what she'll try and what she actually manages to consume, and… Read More
2010-12-19 19:02
We are hugely enjoying parenthood. Yes, we're exhausted, yes it's an enormous challenge physically, mentally and psychologically, yes it is overwhelming. And it's fantastic. It is so much… Read More
Winter Relief
2010-11-25 02:57
We had our first snow of the season (Kate's first snow!) and it's still sticking around as the Arctic outflow is keeping temperatures down. Rather unusual for here in November; that's more… Read More
Pickle-y Goodness
2010-11-25 01:07
Dave & I visited family in Ottawa a couple of years back, and while we were there, we went to the Canada Agriculture Museum. While we were there, one of the demonstrators was canning up… Read More
Impossible Pie
2010-11-15 20:04
I had this dessert for the first time at my best friend's house when I was in my early teens, and thought it was just so awesome that I got the recipe from her mum. What makes this impossib… Read More
2010-11-09 08:21
One of my favourite chores at the end of the growing season, once the hectic pace of harvesting and preserving is over, is to take stock of what we've got on our pantry shelves and create a… Read More
2010-11-09 08:19
We had an overabundance of cucumbers this year (they went a little nuts in our greenhouse), so aside from doing pickled cucumbers (we had a bit of a glut left over from last year as I couldn… Read More
2010-11-09 08:05
This year we did a much better job of using the lovely venison that Dave got. We've become a little more adventurous, so we saved the heart, liver and tongue, along with the meat and bones… Read More
2010-11-04 04:28
I don't have an enormous sweet tooth, but I do love dessert, and I adore halva, a Middle Eastern sweet. We had some fantastic tahini in the cupboard, and some local honey, so I figured what… Read More
Handsome Visitor
2010-11-04 03:40
We had a barred owl visit us this afternoon - he sat on our orchard fence at least long enough for me to snap some photos. I think he was looking for our meadow voles, I hope that he got di… Read More
2006-06-07 11:16
We had some friends visit with us and they left us a delightful tart pan (like this).  They also made a spectacular almond peach tart for us, with a cookie-dough like crust, and that go… Read More
2006-06-07 11:16
Thanks to our friend Maarten, we were provided with a bag full of spot prawn heads and tails.  The tails were sautéed with butter & garlic and served with a pesto pasta, and… Read More
2006-06-07 11:16
 Got Milk?  Nope, we don't. While avoiding wheat is not a new thing in this household, we've now got the list of allergens or foods to avoid up to quite a challenging tally:da… Read More
2006-06-07 11:16
Now that I'm at the "what on earth do I feed her" stage of Kate's development, compounded by complications of multiple allergens, I've been scouring the interwebs looking for dairy-, egg- an… Read More

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