Household Notes December 2018

Bake your way through December
It’s a cold, windy, snowy, rainy day. All the little ones are making snowmen and asking if it’s time to get a Christmas tree. I do concede it’s a good day to start baking. I’m not in any kind of holiday spirit; I just hope it might warm up the house. And therefore we have mostly baked yummy recipes this month. The one exception is this salad using fresh local produce from the farmers’ market and a dressing I want to add to everything.

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Household Notes September 2018

We are jammed and in a pickle!

It is August as we put this issue together, and there are zucchinis and cucumbers and tomatoes hiding under every leaf. And the blueberries are producing faster than we can pick them; especially since every handful of blueberries is accompanied by an equal number of mosquito bites. Now I can see the daily growth of wild blackberries, and the apples are ripening. Oh dear, time to breathe.

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Household Notes December 2017

   It’s almost December and people are getting their holiday baking planned, prepped, and packaged. Full disclosure: I don’t like gummy anythings – not in food, on food, or even sitting on a plate staring at me with their little gooey eyes. Some people love their traditional gum drop cakes, cookies, squares, breads, and even martinis. Not even alcohol can bring gummies to my lips. But that’s okay. I’m here to share readers’ favourites, and I’m happy to offer two gum drop recipes this issue.

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Household Notes July-August 2017

We are offering some not-too-labour-intensive foods and tips this issue. It’s summer and we should be outside doing things or not doing anything. Soak up that healing summer sun and air while we have it. Any of the great fresh food available now that you can put in a crock, or freeze for later processing – do it. And for the rest, eat fresh fruits, berries, and vegetables.

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Household Notes May 2017

Lots of vegetables, a few sweet treats, and some help cleaning up the kitchen. Who could ask for more? Well, I could. Anyone with hens will be finding more golden eggs from now on. Or white, or green, or even pink.  And those who don’t have eggs will have easier access to farm fresh orbs at farmers’ markets and from neighbours with their “fresh eggs for sale” sign at the end of the driveway.

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