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    “Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple.” ~ J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Canning meatballs today. We don’t eat a lot of meat but it is nice to have a few jars on the shelf for a quick winter […]

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  • Daily Bread

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    I remember coming home from school on days when Mom baked bread. Oh my, how good the house smelled! I can’t think of anything that tastes as good as a slice of fresh bread slathered with butter. When Mom baked bread it was an all-day effort. I know, because I began baking bread with her […]

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  • Lentil Soup

    I took advantage of the gift of quiet and snowy days in early January to pull out some cookbooks I collected many years ago. One of my treasured favourites is the Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen. It contains a recipe for lentil soup that is described as gentle. It is, indeed, simple and gentle . […]

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  • Cucumber Chips

    I can feel the change of seasons a little bit more every day. Cooler nights mean we’re closing the window a bit more in the evening. Spider webs everywhere (the biggest ugliest spiders I’ve ever seen!) and make me a bit more cautious when I enter my garden area. My canning shelf and freezer are […]

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  • Canning Zesty Salsa

    I decided to try something different with some of the garden produce this year since my pantry shelves have been filling up nicely with things I consider to be staples. We don’t eat a lot of salsa so I debated about making any but, as Gerry said, if we have some homemade we’re likely to […]

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  • On Retreat

    This post was first published at Story Circle Network’s One Woman’s Day blog. Once a year my husband goes on a salmon fishing trip with a few of his friends. It’s as much of a pleasure for me as it is for him. While he looks forward to fishing and fellowship, and anticipates the salmon, […]