The Redundant Chimney

Well, here we are, solidly into autumn! We haven’t had frost, nor even a frost warning yet. One morning the temperature went down to 3C, with heavy dew, and Attila had arisen at 4 a.m. to cover the garden with plastic sheets just in case. It was a false alarm on our part, but better… Continue reading The Redundant Chimney

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Personal Wealth

Mist Cottage, our little 600 square foot house, is not the stuff of dreams to most Canadians. It would never qualify for a photoshoot for Canadian Living magazine, nor would our lifestyle, most people would not even consider our home worth renovating. We know this because it was repossessed by the bank before we bought… Continue reading Personal Wealth

Mad Science in the Kitchen

Yesterday I pickled four jars of peppers, banana with cayenne. The day before yesterday I canned six jars of coleslaw, using the new growth of cabbage that came up on the roots that were left after the first growth of cabbage was harvested. I added purchased onions and carrots to the coleslaw. The day before… Continue reading Mad Science in the Kitchen

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I think it is me!

I’ve been struggling with flatbreads. I had thought I had found a recipe that would work for me, and it seemed to the first time using it. But I’ve made it twice more, and failed miserably both times. I think it is me that causes the failures, but can’t really pinpoint my issues. I’ve been… Continue reading I think it is me!

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Pickles Pickles Pickles

The sun is just peeking out of the clouds for the first time this morning. We had an all-day rain yesterday, the garden is lush with joy. Produce is coming into the house once more. The heat wave has ended, the air is crisp and cool and lovely on the skin. I am on a… Continue reading Pickles Pickles Pickles

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