Sometimes I Just Want What She Has

Let’s take a break from growing gardens, canning food and all the good stuff happening on the mountain farmstead. It’s been too long since we had a heart-to-heart, and I want to tell you what I’ve been thinking about, stewing over and examining in myself. Yes, it has to doRead More…

The Cabinet Boxes Are In!

I’m here in the kitchen, writing and watching our meat ducks in the front yard. They’re creatures of hilarity and personality! Right now they’re gobbling down feed, waddling over to their water for a drink, then waddling back to gulp down more food, back and forth, until their little cropsRead More…

How to Soften Hard Honey

Have you ever laid in a supply of honey for your kitchen? Ever opened a jar from your stash, only to discover the golden liquid has turned into a hard mass? It’s terribly frustrating, isn’t it? The stiff, sticky stuff is not only difficult to dig out, but its hardRead More…

That's How You Freeze Fresh Strawberries

That’s How You Freeze Fresh Strawberries

When the first strawberries of spring appear, I load our vehicle with my largest tin bowl, the grey totes I inherited from my mum, small buckets, little boxes and whatever else I can scrounge up. The strawberries are on, I aim to get my share of the harvest! There’s aRead More…

Come See My Canning Room!

When my man and I designed the mountain cottage, we knew we needed a good set up for all our food handling and food preserving activities. While we had plans for a root cellar (and still do!), I wanted a place just off the kitchen where I could keep ourRead More…

A Way to Deal With Sticky, Wooden Drawers

Have you ever found yourself frustrated with the drawers in your old wooden furniture? Are you tired of dragging them open, then fighting the old wooden runners as you close them back up again? Ever wondered if there’s a way to deal with sticky wooden drawers? Me too! Here’s whatRead More…