Potato and Leek Soup

Potato and Leek Soup

By cait on October 7th 2012 in Recipes

Potato and Leek Soup Ingredients: 2 tablespoons oil (olive or grapeseed) 5 -6 medium russet potatoes (1 pound), peel and cubed small very quicker cooking 2-3 large leeks (1 pound), well washed and thinly sliced 6 cups vegetable stock Salt & Peper, to taste 1 cup Milk ( whatever you have in the house will work, or a heavy cream for a rich soup) 1/3 cup minced parsley or chives… (Read More)

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Let’s Talk Squash

Let’s Talk Squash

By cait on September 22nd 2012 in Backyard Farming, General Stuff, Recipes

It’s squash season! I think lots of people don’t quite know what to do with squash. That was the case for us, up until a few years ago, it was something we saw in the store but had no experience cooking with. We experimented and found some recipes we enjoy, so I thought a post about squash types and uses would be a good idea. A little about squash: The English word… (Read More)

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A few Tips for Living Frugally

By cait on September 16th 2012 in General Stuff, Tips & Tricks

A Few Frugal Tips: 1.Eat out less – It is fun to eat out, but regular visits to restaurants add up and drain the bank account. Meal plan, whether it be a couple weeks in advance, using flyers to plan your meals, or plan the month. Make sure to add one meal out every once in awhile so you can enjoy not having to cook and do dishes. Groupon/Couvon etc:… (Read More)

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Homemade Pizza

Homemade Pizza

By cait on September 7th 2012 in Recipes

After a fun day at the park with a friend and her 2 kids, I decided on a easy dinner, Homemade Pizza. We didn’t realize what time it was, and I found myself a little short on time when we walked in the door late afternoon. My lack of time before dinner meant I was on the hunt for a new pizza dough recipe. My usual recipe I get set… (Read More)

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Pizza Dough

By cait on September 7th 2012 in Recipes, Uncategorized

Super Easy Pizza Dough 1 (.25 ounce) package of active dry yeast 1 teaspoon sugar 1 cup warm water 2 1/2 cups flour (all purpose or bread) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspooon salt ——————————————————————————————————————————————- Instructions: Preheat oven to 450* F In a medium bowl , dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Let stand until creamy, approximately 5 minutes . Stir in the flour, salt, and oil. Mix until the mixer… (Read More)

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Local Apple & Blackberry Muffins

By cait on September 7th 2012 in Recipes

Apple Blackberry Muffins (Makes approx. 12) Ingredients: 1 egg 1/2 c. milk (120ml) 1/4c. vegetable oil (60ml) 1 1/2 c. flour (165g) 1/2c. sugar (100g) 2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1 cup blackberries (fresh or frozen) (100g) – I added a few more because they are simply delicious! 1 grated apple Directions: Pre-heat oven to 400 F (200 c) Beat egg, stir in oil and… (Read More)

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Zucchini Muffins

Zucchini Muffins

By cait on September 3rd 2012 in Recipes

Zucchini Muffins: Ingredients: 3 cups grated fresh zucchini 2/3 cup melted unsalted butter 1 1/3 cup sugar 2 eggs, beaten 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 teaspoons baking soda Pinch salt 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1 cup walnuts (optional) 1 cup raisins or dried cranberries (optional) Method: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). In a large bowl combine the sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Stir in the… (Read More)

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FuN EaTs

FuN EaTs

By cait on September 3rd 2012 in Backyard Farming

Fun Eats! We are fortunate to have two lovely boys that thouroughly enjoy spending time outside. The backyard has come a long way since moving into the house just over 3 years ago. Raised garden beds, fresh soil, and a bigger chicken coop are a few of the improvments. Not bad while caring for our very busy boys. Ben is 3 this October, and his love for the outdoors is… (Read More)

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My top 5 picks for Veggies to grow with kids

My top 5 picks for Veggies to grow with kids

By cait on September 3rd 2012 in Uncategorized

My top 5 picks for Veggies to grow with kids: 1. Snap Peas: They come in many different varieties, some require something to climb and others are called bush, meaning they can support themselves. They are easily planted by little fingers and require nothing more than a little water and some sun. The entire pod is edible, eat them right off the plant, cook them, or if you have to… (Read More)

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KODA

KODA

By cait on August 27th 2012 in Uncategorized

Our latest family addition is just over 100lbs, loves to cuddle and is wonderful with the kids! Meet Koda! He is a 4 year old Rhodesian Ridgeback, that we adopted. I have wanted a ridgy for many years, after working in the kennel after high school, I learnt which dog breeds I liked, and which breeds I disliked. There were a few Ridgebacks that stayed in the kennel, their calm,… (Read More)

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