Category Archives: DIY

Blog Catchup… then transplant (repeat to infinity)

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I’ve been a little tardy with blog posts since I’ve been spending most of my evenings lately transplanting seedlings into larger pots (hooray!) so this is a catchup/roundup post which is heavy on photos and links and low on verb-age. … Continue reading

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Making Ketchup From Canned Tomatoes

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Like most people, I have always been a Heinz ketchup person. When I was young I can remember my Grandma buying IGA brand ketchup because it was cheaper – it did not taste anything like the spicy zip of Heinz. … Continue reading

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Growing ginger, vodka infusions and homemade garlic powder

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We had an unseasonably warm day today of 16 degrees Celsius (normal high of -2) and all the snow had melted so I put on my wellies and did a garden inspection. I was amazed to see the parsley and … Continue reading

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Homemade Red Wine Vinegar – Success!

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A quick recap from posts one and two. In the first red wine vinegar post I was lamenting that I hadn’t managed to find a supplier for a vinegar mother in Canada so after some research had decided I would … Continue reading

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Preserved Lemons

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There has been a definite upswing in the use of preserved lemons as an ingredient in recipes lately and we’ve been wanting to give them a try for a while. I checked a couple stores and came up empty handed … Continue reading

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Update on Wine Vinegar

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I was very excited when my vinegar of mother arrived from Northampton Wine and Beer this week. After not being able to find a Canadian source after much scouring of “the internets” I was very happy to come across an … Continue reading

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Kimchi

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Post by Andrew When I first heard of kimchi I dismissed the idea of eating rotten cabbage. But since my daughter moved to Japan and convinced me to try it I have re-assessed my view of this wonderful Korean staple. … Continue reading

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