During the first week living off the ration, I thought I would try my hand at making a meat pie. This was a risky proposition because I have never successfully made a pastry. I have tried countless times and failed each time – until now. I am happy to report that this recipe for pastry using left over mashed potatoes is a winner. Continue reading
Christmas is over for another year. One of my favorite Christmas activities is Christmas baking but I didn’t do as much this year as I usually would. What slowed me down this year was the cost of ingredients, specifically the cost of butter. Continue reading
This month’s Food in Jars Mastery Challenge was all about using fermentation to preserve food. Despite the health benefits provided by fermented foods, I have never really been a fan. At least I wasn’t a fan until I realized that both sour dough bread and yogurt rely on fermentation to develop their unique flavors. And then my neighbour gifted me with a jug of milk that would go bad before she returned from her travels. Clearly the universe was telling me to make yogurt. Continue reading
It is fall in my neck of the woods. Time to file my last garbage garden report. Continue reading
You can’t evoke great spirits and eat plums at the same time.
George William Russell
May 3 to May 8, 2017
May has brought with it warmer weather. The change in temperature meant that we could move some of our frugal activities into the great outdoors. Fortunately, we have not been directly affected by any flooding in our area, but my thoughts go out to all those who are. Continue reading