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One of the great things about winter squash is that it keeps for a long time without any care other than storing it in a cool place. I’ve got a handful of butternut and spaghetti squash in my laundry room–since it seems to be the coolest room in the house right now. The other night I prepared a quick meal with one of the spaghetti squash and a jar of my homemade spaghetti sauce.

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First, I cut the squash in half lengthwise and put the halves cut side down in a half-inch or so of water and cooked them in the microwave until they were tender.

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Then, I divided the squash among four oven-safe dishes (I love my Fiesta ware! It’s pretty and oven safe!) and spooned some homemade spaghetti sauce evenly over each of the dishes.

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Finally, I added grated mozzarella cheese and put all of the dishes on a large cookie sheet for easy transport to and from the oven. I popped them in at 350 degrees until the cheese was melted and bubbling.

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This makes a great meal one night and, since I cooked four of them, lunch the next day. Well, unless we are super hungry and consume it all at supper. This is a simple, delicious, and healthy meal that is reminiscent of the summer garden. You can’t ask for much more than that!


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It’s the second week of the Be Still – Fifty Two class I’m taking with Kim Klassen. I am loving this class and the gentle and quiet images from Kim and all of the students I have the honour of seeing every day.

This week we were photographing something simple and leaving room in the frame…for nothing. This has been a challenge for me. I’ve struggled to find a place of personal quiet and calm and I have snapped many photographs of all manner of things around the house that haven’t quite captured the essence of what I was looking for.

I found that elusive sense of stillness and peace when we were out for a walk on this beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon. And this. A single leaf in laying in the sparkling snow–a reminder of the autumn that was; a clear view of the winter that is; and, in my eyes, the promise of spring to come.



Vegetable Stock – Something From Nothing

January 21, 2015
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If I were living on a farm I might feed my veggie peelings to the goats or the hogs. If we didn’t live in bear country, or if it wasn’t the middle of winter, I might toss them in the compost bin. Instead I save my scraps to feed my worms and they, in turn, […]

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Chocolate: Not Just For Desert Anymore

January 19, 2015

From time to time I may bring you some information about products I use and enjoy–and I love to showcase Canadian companies like this one.  Please note that this post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through a link in this post I may receive a nominal compensation that helps support this site. It’s January and we’re […]

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Weekend Reading – January 16, 2015

January 16, 2015
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It still looks like winter outside but the days are gradually growing longer and I’ve got garden fever. The white and snowy landscape is doing nothing to deter me from dreaming of getting some seeds in the ground. Speaking of gardens, check out the beautiful gardens of Barefoot Contessa Ina Garten. I love her TV […]

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January 14, 2015
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When we moved into our new home last year we were blessed to have my husband’s brother and his wife come and help us. Andrea, I learned, is a kitchen organizer extraordinaire and I think of her often when I reach for something in one of my kitchen cabinets or drawers that is stored in […]

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