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Moist And Delicious Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

June 19, 2017

As it was Father’s Day I thought I would bake a cake for that special someone. I rummaged around in my recipe box looking for the ideal delight. In case you’re wondering what a recipe box is, that’s the old-school method where you actually wrote recipes on an index card and put them into a […]

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My Favourite Sandwiches Are Called Jeanmakes

June 14, 2017

Have you ever had the unshakable feeling that you are right and the rest of the world is wrong? All my life until I was in my teens when mom asked us what kind of sandwich we wanted, often it would be jeanmakes. Any of my friend that grew up around us knew what jeanmakes sandwiches […]

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Time To Test The Soil

June 4, 2017

Like the saying goes… “time to test the waters” I figured it was time to “test the soil“. The soil in my garden that is. Turns out I have 5 different types of soil right now in the raised garden beds and I thought it would be interesting to do some comparisons using my handy […]

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How To MacGyver A Raised Garden Bed With Modified Hugelkultur

May 30, 2017

I call it a raised garden bed with modified hugelkultur as a true hugelkultur garden is made up almost entirely out of logs and wood and just a little bit of dirt (2 inches). Doing a bit of reverse, but hoping to still get the benefits we did a raised garden bed with a layer […]

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First Crop Of Hay Off My Raised Garden Beds

May 23, 2017

Not that I was going for a crop of hay off my raised garden beds. Because, why would one? Well maybe if you had a goat or some other livestock, but it’s much more productive to raise food in them. You have to know that there is a story around it. My 2017 garden story […]

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12 Tips For The Growth, Care and Uses Of Lavender

May 19, 2017

I love Lavender. I love the smell, the colour, the texture and everything else about it. Lavender and roses are on the top of my flower list. I was having trouble growing it, so I contacted Elizabeth Riceman Rowe of Leelanau Lavender who in answering my questions gave me some tips for the growth, care […]

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The Secret To Planting Potatoes In A Raised Garden Bed

May 10, 2017

Ever wonder the best way to go about planting potatoes in a raised garden bed? Here is a solution that I’ve come up with over the years for a simple, easy way to get the most from your potato harvest. First some interesting facts about potatoes 1) In planting potatoes, the smaller and the larger […]

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Rhubarb – From Garden To Rhubarb Crisp

May 3, 2017

Going out to the garden, I noticed that my rhubarb was getting out of control so I decided to make up some rhubarb crisp. It’s always nice to see things growing in the garden and the rhubarb is definitely one of the first things that come up in the spring. The leaves were bright green […]

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When You Are Allergic To Onions, Make Onion Soup

April 26, 2017

Being allergic to onions is a love hate relationship. Onions are wonderful. I grow them, harvest them, store them for the winter and what is left over in the spring I dehydrate them. But I do this at a cost. When I say a cost it’s because of how they affect my body and cause […]

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Dehydrate Onions For A Simple Storage Solution

April 25, 2017

It’s that time of year again to dehydrate onions. The onions that were stored last fall are beginning to get soft and sprout letting me know that my least favourite job is upon me. The reason it’s my least favourite job is because I’m allergic to onions. It’s not just that my eyes water, but […]

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