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Monika G
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Long time, no see
Yup, it's been ages since I've posted anything; I've been working 6 days a week for just over a year now which leaves little time to do anything else aside from eating, sleeping, cleaning, cooking. I need to be more like my animals, snoozy and carefree (don...

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Experiments
It's freezing cold outside (woke up to minus 26), so no pup walks this morning; he is currently contentedly sleeping on the bed. A new year invites new beginnings and experimentation in your life; sometimes they work out, sometimes they don't. We don't make...

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Trying to save even more food
When it comes to food, I like to think we do pretty well. We have a large garden for fruit, veggies and herbs, I can a bunch of stuff when it comes in season, as well as freeze it too. 3 years ago I bought an electric smoker (best thing I ever bought!) so w...

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A Sunny Sunday and Dog Biscuits
Even though it's cold out, at least it's sunny which is wonderful. Sunday is usually my catch up day; you know, laundry, cooking, cleaning, etc. If I had a sunroom off the back of the house instead of a rickety old deck that needs replacing, I might instead...

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Carrots!
After canning all those apples (and still having a ton left over for just eating), my next project is carrots. This year was pretty good for the carrots, I grew different coloured ones: purple skinned with orange interior, orange, yellow and white. After ea...

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And Another Apple Recipe!
So now that I have 2 canning apple recipes down (plus I also dried a bunch of apples), I went ahead and did another one. Taking inspiration from my various canning cookbooks, a few of the recipes included the use of alcohol; in the case of apples, they reco...

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Art in the City
This Saturday is the annual Frederick Street Art Walk. I usually have to work on the Saturday it is held, but the universe has conspired that I have this one off, and a friend of mine wants to go. It is an amazing community experience. The surrounding neigh...

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