Recipes for Life

Lentil Soup

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 . […]

Cucumber Chips

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 […]

Canning Zesty Salsa

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 […]

Canning Sweet Garlic Dill Pickles

Canning Sweet Garlic Dill Pickles

When I was canning dill pickles last year I got to the point where I had more than enough jars of dills and I needed to do something different. I used this recipe from Saving the Seasons to make some sweet dills. We really enjoyed these over the winter–they pair nicely with cheese and make […]

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