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Freezer veggies.. from the garden

by Mireille Bourgeois Just a quick post about freezer food preservation. I’d be lost without my freezer. Well, maybe not LOST, but seriously inconvenienced. My freezer was one of the domestic appliances that I proudly bought for myself when I moved in with my boyfriend. It reminded me of the first spatula I ever bought. … Continue reading

Pickled Jalapeño Peppers

by Mireille Bourgeois There’s nothing better than having that extra special condiment in your cupboard to take out once in a while, sundried tomatoes or basil pesto (recipe coming soon), roasted garlic, pickled eggs, salsa or capers (yes most of my adored food items are pickled or oil-preserved). One of my favourites is pickled hot … Continue reading

Quick Tip: save money and preserve parmesan cheese

by Mireille Bourgeois This is just a quick tip on how to save money on typically expensive parmesan cheese. I looooove cheese but it can sometimes be expensive and doesn’t really last very long in my fridge! Parmesan is one of the most economical cheeses; a little goes a long way because of its sharp … Continue reading

Dehydrating Food! Cranberries and Sundried Tomatoes

by Mireille Bourgeois Here’s a quick post about food dehydration. I know I know, sundried tomatoes are SO nineties 😉 but I still like them in some dishes and in principle! I just planted my indoor seeds of tomatoes, peppers, and herbs. I’m hoping that I’ll have about 8 tomato plants this year, and am … Continue reading

Kimchi and Sauerkraut

by Mireille Bourgeois A few months ago, my brother and I took a Food Preservation Workshop through Transition Bay, an interesting group that helps look to the future by way of the past, for feasible techniques to sustainable living, agriculture, and the family kitchen (and cold storage as it were). You can find some of … Continue reading

Basic Salsa for those Garden tomatoes!

by Mireille Bourgeois Here is a really quick post about basic salsa for preserves or eating right away. We had a bit of hurricane weather in Halifax recently, lots of rain which I’ve learned can cause gourds and tomatoes to split. I was waiting to pick my tomatoes until more of them were red but … Continue reading

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