Tag: cooking

Post #3173: Autumn food thoughts

Photograph of Willows Inn cookbook, small loaf of sourdough wrapped in paper and a jar of stone fruit jam.

For the last few years, Brian and I have put aside $100 a month so that for our anniversary at the end of September we can purchase a piece of artwork for our home. This year we decided that instead of artwork, we would…

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Post #2033: A feature every house should have

Months after starting this project, Brian and I finally got this done over the weekend. Behold the life-changing spice cupboard! What started as a poorly placed ironing board in the kitchen (by the back door, it was a cramped place to iron out anything…

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What fava beans are good for.

One has to really like fava beans to grow them in their annual veggie garden…. despite being incredibly simple (watch out for the aphids!), they take up a lot of room for a yield that might get you three meals at best. Still, nothing…

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Under Pressure!

I am a little embarrased to admit that more than a year ago, my co-worker “leant” me a pressure cooker which has remained under my desk all this time – manual, weight, and all. Now, my co-worker has downsized and since she hasn’t asked…

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My weekend in photographs.

I woke up Saturday morning with the unmistakeable feeling of relief. A gladness that instead of getting on a plane to Ottawa today, I had the whole weekend before me to do with as I pleased (not to mention the stuff I needed to…

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