In like a lion, out like a lamb.

Happy New Years to all.
Welcome 2022, glad to see you!
I hope this year brings all health and a wealth of energy to navigate the challenges and joys that the year might bring.

I hope too, in regards to the Covid-19 Pandemic, that since the virus is coming in like a lion in many parts of the world, that it will go out like a lamb everywhere in 2022!

We are quietly carrying on here at Mist Cottage.

Our New Years dinner this year will consist of Sausage Patties on homemade Whole Wheat Bread, topped with assorted condiments, including home canned Dill Pickles. On the side will be home canned Coleslaw, and homemade Egg Rolls (commercial egg roll wraps). The dipping sauce for the Egg Rolls is a new recipe to me, Thai Sweet Chili Sauce. The commercial product is full of glucose/fructose, which I avoid. I canned three jars on Thursday, so that it would be ready for dipping the Egg Rolls today. The steam canner is worth its weight in gold, as projects like canning three 250 ml jars of sauce can be easily accomplished. Using a water bath canner for this project, the amount of water used, and time spent, would be a deterrent.

Today Attila harvested the last of last years produce from the garden. This is the last of our 2021 garden produce, harvested on January 1, 2022.



Updated on Sat, Jan 1, 1:55 PM
2 °C
Wind 11 N km/h
Humidity 97 %
Visibility 6 km
Sunrise 7:43 AM
Wind gust 16 km/h
Pressure 100.5 kPa
Ceiling 300 m
Sunset 4:39 PM


“All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.”
Galileo Galilei
1564 – 1642

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I hope your meal was tasty! I wasn’t feeling much enthusiasm for our dinner, as I’d forgotten to put out meat to thaw. I just was NOT in the mood for canned sardines! When I took out the ground bison (so I wouldn’t have this lament tomorrow), I was so happy to see we had some frozen tamales in the freezer. So we had pork-cheese tamales, mixed vegetables and organic baked beans. Not too shabby! Happy New Year!

Eileen Barton

Happy New Year to you and Attila, Maggie! Hope 2022 brings wonderful things!


Maggie, all best wishes to you and Attila for health and successful projects in 2022!

Stubblejumpers Cafe

I keep forgetting that you live in the tropics, compared to here where Scott’s garden is covered by a foot of snow. Harvesting in January! I tend to think that Ontario is on a lateral par with my part of Saskatchewan, but of course where you are is much further south and obviously it makes a huge difference.
All the best to you and your handsome dude in the year to come,


Happy New Year!
We had a tasty New Years Eve with a charcuterie board and a Dirty Chai Cheesecake that DH had made. Then for dinner on New Year’s Day we had some wonderful Monte Cristo Sandwiches made from charcuterie leftovers and topped with maple syrup. So tasty!
Well, looks like we will be cancelling our January 29th cruise. COVID is spiking and our cruise company has re-started their cancellation policy, so now we won’t lose our thousands of dollars in credit that we have with them. We’ve learned our lesson with trying to vacation in the winter with covid and will try for NS/NB/PEI cruise at the end of August or September. The cruises are fully vaccinated, though right now that doesn’t matter much with omicron. But Pfizer says it can have an omicron vaccine within 6 months, so that should make things s lot better too. I don’t think there would be much more COVID could do to out perform omicron. Even viruses have natural physical limitations.
Wishing you and Attila a healthy, happy new year bright with promise.