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Small Scale Maple Syrup Making

This is how we spent many of our days in late winter and early spring this year. Advertisements

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Temporary Root Cellar Update

After a long, snowy, Canadian, winter it is early April and I have a report on how our temporary root cellar  worked out…. FANTASTIC!  We constructed our temporary root cellar in the drainage ditch of our unfinished, permanent, root cellar.  … Continue reading

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Split Pea Soup With Spring Garden Vegetables Recipe

I like to make this hardy soup for lunch after working outside during these cold, early, spring, days.  Only the hardiest plants like kale and leeks have survived in the garden over the winter and they taste strong and sweet. … Continue reading

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Root Vegetable, Cheddar Cheese, and Kale Soup Recipe

I started off to make this soup without the kale but on way to dig the leeks out of the garden I couldn’t resist the green temptation of my over-wintered kale.  It is soooo sweet and so full of life … Continue reading

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Root Cellar Gingerbread Recipe

This bread gets better as it ages and the spices flavors infuse into the bread 125 ml (½ cup) butter 2 ml (1/2 tsp) salt 125 ml (½ cup) sugar 1 ml (1/4 tsp) nutmeg 2 eggs 1 ml (1/4 … Continue reading

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Spicy Winter Vegetables

1000 ml (4 cup) cubed root vegetables Potatoes, turnips, carrots, beets mixed up or select just one kind 500 ml (2 cups) sliced cabbage or kale 10 ml (2 tsp) ground cumin 60 ml (4 Tbls) oil 5 ml (1 … Continue reading

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Mash Potatoes With Garlic And Onions Recipe

Version #1 This is a tasty, low calorie version of the classic comfort food dish 900 gr (2 lbs) potatoes cut into 2.5cm (1-inch) pieces (leave the skins on) 1 large onion, coarsely chopped 4 large garlic cloves, peeled and … Continue reading

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