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City foraging: Autumn Berries

Autumn berry time! Last year I foraged autumn berries (also known as autumn olives) for the first time. I found a few tall trees on the shared ground behind my house and the furniture store that lives there. I’m always on the look out for wild edibles. I love free, and I love new discoveries … Continue reading

Salmon Sweet Potato Chilli Croquets: experimentation

by Mireille Bourgeois I have a lot of recipe books. I try and make sure that each of them have value in my kitchen. I don’t “collect” recipe books per se, I mainly add to my repertoire. I think I’m at my limit for books, having received a pie making cookbook and a gluten free … Continue reading

Gardening Season: Setting Goals

by Mireille Bourgeois I’ve been trying for the last year to be a better year-round gardener. I think this will be my year. I feel like it took me a couple of years to first get a sense of the land, dig the land, establish what I may want for a design of the land. It’s … Continue reading

Candied Orange Peel – Orange Brandy Syrup – Orange Sugar Dust

by Mireille Bourgeois            A few years ago I was going through a heavy depression in a city and job I disliked, away from my friends and my budding relationship. I knew I had to find a way to get out of the depression or things would get a lot worst. I was in a … 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

Making Homemade Butter

by guest blogger Andrew Who doesn’t love a fresh warm baguette or biscuit smothered in melted butter? Follow these easy steps and you’ll have your own homemade butter without the additional salt or other chemicals you can’t identify. Prep time: About 15 minutes for a one litre carton What you will need: -Carton of Whipping … Continue reading

Baking with kids; spicy molasses marbled cake

by Mireille Bourgeois I love babysitting. It can be exhausting to keep kids entertained, especially since my friend’s kids sometimes come to our house instead of me going to theirs, and they are far away from their beloved toys. But I try to keep them occupied with some activities while I’m spending time with them … Continue reading

Spicy Meat Loaf and Masala Salad

by Mireille Bourgeois Here’s a quick blog post. My boyfriend’s parents gave me an Indian cook book and there are way too many recipes I now have to try. This is one of them. It’s straight out of the recipe book, but it’s one of those recipes I really feel can be adapted to many tastes. … Continue reading

Making your own yogurt and yogurt cheese

by Mireille Bourgeois My mother always made her own yogurt with this low-tech “machine” called the Yogotherm. It was weird looking, a big plastic container with a foam insert that was suppose to “cook” the yogurt. I didn’t really get the cooking part of it, I’m mean, it didn’t even have an electrical cord! She … Continue reading

Pumpkin soda bread, Spicy Pumpkin Seeds, Pumpkin Butter!

by Mireille Bourgeois I have to deeply apologize for these terrible photos! I’m in real need of an SLR camera. My point and shoot isn’t cutting it at all, and since I mostly cook in the evenings, or photograph my food in the evening… well, there you have it. The photos will improve I promise! … Continue reading

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