Kim's Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

Kim's Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

October 16, 2018

KIM'S BEST EVER CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Today is my Dad's birthday so I thought I'd share these today because he has always been a cookie monster and these are absolutely THE BEST EVER chocolate chip cookies you will ever eat.  I guarantee it, email me if I'm wrong because I have never been so sure of myself in my whole life. 

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Art's Borscht

Art's Borscht

September 10, 2018

ART'S BORSCHT

Borscht can be made in so many different ways, there seems to be variations for all different cultures but it's a very basic soup that is so hearty and delicious.  This recipe comes from my father-in-law and he always makes it in the late summer and early fall with fresh veggies from his garden.

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Rhubarb Oatmeal Cookies

Rhubarb Oatmeal Cookies

July 13, 2018

RHUBARB OATMEAL COOKIES

It's rhubarb season!  I especially love rhubarb in pies and tarts, one of my favourites is raspberry rhubarb.  It's almost raspberry season so that'll be showing up next but today it's rhubarb oatmeal cookies with white chocolate chips. 

 

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Farming 101: Calving

Farming 101: Calving

May 03, 2018 1 Comment

FARMING 101: CALVING

This is the story of Derek and Eric and their mom, Delilah.  They're two twin bull calves we had three weeks ago and they have happily agreed to help me help you understand the miracle of calving.

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Farming 101: Feed

Farming 101: Feed

April 12, 2018

FARMING 101: FEED

We have three types of bales we handle for our herd: silage hay, hay and straw.  The ones I have pictured here are all round bales we make with our round baler but we also have smaller squares we make up of hay and straw for hand feeding and bedding in the barn.  

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Kim's Pecan and Butter Tarts

Kim's Pecan and Butter Tarts

December 21, 2017

Kim's Pecan and Butter Tarts

Just in time for Christmas, this is THE BEST pecan and butter tart recipe you will ever taste.  It's not too sweet, just the right consistency and melts in your mouth every time.  They're very easy to make as well so even if you're a beginner baker, you can master these tarts and everyone will be raving about them after Christmas dinner.

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Homemade Mincemeat Tarts

Homemade Mincemeat Tarts

December 18, 2017

HOMEMADE MINCEMEAT TARTS

This is one of those recipes you either really love or really hate.  As a kid, I didn't like it but I wasn't a big raisin fan so that's why but now I love it!  It's so spicy and festive!

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Grandma's Cinnamon Buns

Grandma's Cinnamon Buns

November 24, 2017

GRANDMA'S CINNAMON BUNS

The Athena Collection was inspired by my Grandma Verna Athena who also came up with this bread and cinnamon bun recipe when I was a little girl.  It's one of the best you'll ever have! 

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Aunty Cathy's Dill Pickles

Aunty Cathy's Dill Pickles

August 27, 2017

AUNTY CATHY'S DILL PICKLES

For some reason canning, pickling and making jam or pie filling seem to be really intimidating to a lot of people but if you have the right tools it's really not that difficult to do.  And who doesn't love dill pickles?  Just like cookies, I find that homemade are never the same as store-bought either - they're always better.  

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Grandma Evelyn's Ginger Snaps

Grandma Evelyn's Ginger Snaps

August 15, 2017

GRANDMA EVELYN'S GINGER SNAPS

This is a great recipe for ginger snap cookies, our whole family loves them!  It's another one from Grandma Evelyn, she always said the way to someone's heart is through their stomach!

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Arizona Lemon Pie

Arizona Lemon Pie

August 15, 2017

ARIZONA LEMON PIE

My parents are snowbirds and they live in Arizona for the winter.  We love to go down and visit them every year, the retirement lifestyle is one for me.  I love the pace of everything and the sun keeps me smiling.  My Mom got this recipe from one of her neighbours a few years ago and it's the best lemon pie recipe you will ever taste.  It's also made in the blender so it takes minutes to do.  

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Nana's Bucket Pickles

Nana's Bucket Pickles

August 15, 2017 1 Comment

NANA'S BUCKET PICKLES

We call these bucket pickles because of how we make them but they're also known as bread and butter pickles, sweet pickles or sweet mustard pickles too.  My favourite way to eat these is on a plain saltine cracker with a piece of marble cheese!

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