Author Archives: Margaret

Magic Method for Never-Fail Easy Dill Pickles and a Peek at the Late-Summer Garden

Our cucumbers are doing their thing. Every time I look under the prickly leaves, a few more have ripened from little green dashes to overgrown submarines. I don’t know how it happens – I can pick them all off in … Continue reading

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Kitchen Frau Weekly Meal Plan

  My weekly menu plan has been featured over at Food Bloggers of Canada this week. I’ve put together seven days of easy gluten-free meals to give you a break from meal planning – or just to give you some … Continue reading

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Wowee! Watermelon Salsa

Don’t you love it when old (not in age or spirit – just in the fact we’ve known them since high school!) friends drop in to visit? This past weekend we had ¬†a lovely unplanned barbecue with Don and Shirley … Continue reading

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Grilled Chicken with Romesco Sauce (and How to Roast Peppers)

If last year was the summer of Chimichurri Sauce, well, then this year it’s the summer of Romesco Sauce. And I need to ask . . . again . . .¬†Romesco Sauce – where have you been all my life?!!! … Continue reading

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Saskatoon Slump

No, that title does not describe how you feel at about three o’clock in the afternoon after picking saskatoons in the heat for the whole day. It describes a lovely saskatoon berry dessert – sweet, flavourful saskatoons combined with melting … Continue reading

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