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HP Sauce from Scratch


As requested by Anna-Marie (Merry Christmas)…my latest recipe invention. Just because we don’t want all the preservatives and junk in our diet and are willing to go through the effort to make our own food. 1 tablespoon of water 4 tablespoons of white vinegar 4-6 tablespoons of molasses ( I used 4 but mine was dried […]

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Veggie Tails – Part 2


The root vegetables are safely in the cellar, and it’s time I shared their intriguing pictures.  I thought the rutabagas were huge, but then I heard about a guy from the past that grew giant ones in southern Alberta. He grew them like people now try to grow world record pumpkins. That would have been a sight. He […]

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and then…Tomato Basil Sauce


          3 lbs. peeled tomatoes (scald and remove skins) 1 cup chopped fresh basil                                                     2 teaspoons each of salt and pepper 1 cup dry onion flakes  2 teaspoons garlic powder 1 tablespoon olive oil 6 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup honey Optional: 1/2 cup mayonnaise or equivalent     Cook all together for 15 minutes. I put […]

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Soup de jour


I needed lunch and I needed it in a hurry. Soup or a sandwich would be quick…so what did I have hanging around? I was up to my armpits in tomatoes. I needed to use up some scabby onions that had burst from their hides. The floor is cluttered with every size of Zucchini and […]

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New Lettuce, Asparagus, Transplants in…phew!


This is where another great part of life begins, eating the new lettuce which has grown for about 6 weeks  already.        Mix in the asparagus and chives, strawberry and pansy blossoms, a few new Saskatoon leaves. I could live on my own if I don’t get too tired…it sure is a pile of work. […]

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