Category Archives: How-to-Basics

Basil Pesto – it’s like Green Gold

Intensely flavourful, herbal, cheesy, and garlicky – what’s not to love about fresh basil pesto? If you’ve got a bounty of basil in your garden, you’ve got the makings for this classic Italian sauce that livens up every dish you … Continue reading

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Homemade Chili Powder

Raid your spice cupboard and quickly stir up this flavourful homemade chili powder. Ten ingredients that make a rich and complex mix. You won’t want to buy the commercially-made stuff again. (Skip straight to recipe) Chili powder seems to be … Continue reading

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My Favourite Gluten Free Flour Mix

This basic all-purpose gluten free flour mix works great in baking! (skip to recipe) Gluten free baking sucks. Well, that’s what I used to say. But in the five years since I first had to start baking without wheat flour, … Continue reading

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Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix

It’s so easy to stir together a few spices to make homemade pumpkin pie spice mix; convenient to use and always fresh. At this time of year I’m making all kinds of warm and comforting fall dishes, lots of them … Continue reading

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How to Pit Evans Cherries

Here’s a nifty little trick for easily pitting the juicy, tart Evans cherries. Every year I play Russian Roulette with the picking of our Evans cherries. I think they taste the sweetest and best if I wait until after a … Continue reading

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How To Make Homemade Deodorant – Simple, Natural and Effective

Make your own all-natural, homemade deodorant with ingredients from your kitchen – it’s quick to make, works like a charm, and you never need to use a chemical-laden commercial concoction again! Today we’re going to talk about something that’s easy … Continue reading

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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds (and how to make a Jack o’Lantern)

It’s almost Halloween. Have you carved your pumpkin yet? The ghosties and goblins are gearing up, the witches are stirring their bubbling brew, and the jack o’ lanterns are grinning their crazy grins. Our pumpkins are rarin’ and ready to … 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 Juice – and How to Easily Clean Your Saskatoon Berries

It’s easy to make up a batch of tasty saskatoon juice from those unique saskatoon berries. Also – my mom’s handy dandy way to easily clean saskatoons! I’m at the tail end of our saskatoon picking – with purple fingers … Continue reading

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Super Easy Bison Roast Technique – and a Profile of a Canadian Bison Farmer

The Canadian Food Experience Project (April, 2014) The Canadian Food Experience Project began June 7, 2013. As we, the participants, share our collective stories across the vastness of our Canadian landscape through our regional food experiences, we hope to bring global clarity … Continue reading

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