Ginger Root to the Rescue

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  It’s heerrreeee... holiday treats, large dinners, indulgent baking and seasonal snacks- the days of rich feasting are upon us! I don’t know about you, but I am foodie in…

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Mulled Wine

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It was Saint Nicholas Day this week and what better way to celebrate this holiday season than by a glass of wine. I love red wine and even more, I…

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Farm Flowers and Soup

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How do these things go together particularly in the fall? Easily. Have a workshop making beautiful arrangements or wreaths out of the last of the garden flowers and farm fauna…

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Fall Soups

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  Fall is my favourite time of year for soup. There is something about the cooler temperatures, we all yearn for the warmth of comfort food. The colours of the…

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Leftovers the South Pond Way

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When my brother and I were kids we often spent summers at my grandparent’s house in Michigan. The soil was rich for many things - particularly fruits being so close…

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Epic Adventure, Epic Daughter

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Carlyle is off on a truly epic adventure. She is finishing her degree in biology from Western in New Zealand and has fully embraced the local culture of “tramping” (hiking)…

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Mushrooms Woodsy and Wild

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January is a time that I enjoy changing things up a bit with food. Yes, I love stews and soups and all things comfort. I like to have dinner by…

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Cooking in Tante Nati’s Kitchen

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I’ve decided to try to cook a German meal every week - or at least two times per month. I recently visited my godmother, Renate and her husband Eberhard at…

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