Preserving Summer Squash (Zucchini) and Tomatoes

Preserving Summer Squash (Zucchini) and Tomatoes

It always happens. Inevitably we end up with more zucchini that we can possibly eat in time before the next batch is ready. I like summer squash, don’t get me wrong. But using up the excessive volumes of zucchini can be hard. My mother in law freezes grated...
Simple Canned Salsa – Using up the Summer Harvest

Simple Canned Salsa – Using up the Summer Harvest

If you are like me, all the Summer produce comes ready to harvest all at the same time. One of my family’s favorite meals is Pork Carnitas which is best made with homemade salsa! This delicious but simple salsa uses up onions, garlic, heritage tomatoes and bell...
Gluten Free Dairy Free Traditional Christmas Fruit Cake

Gluten Free Dairy Free Traditional Christmas Fruit Cake

Christmas time is tricky when you have food allergies. This dairy and gluten free christmas fruit cake is rich and spicy like it should be, and really hits the spot in the holiday season. We have been gluten free for many years, but it is only recently that my husband...
Quick and Delicious Fruit Mince Recipe from Scratch

Quick and Delicious Fruit Mince Recipe from Scratch

One of the key flavours of Christmas is fruit mince – sweet, tangy, spicy and a little bit boozy. This super quick fruit mince recipe will last for a year in the fridge and it tastes delicious. You can use this fruit mince recipe to make mince pies or rolls or...
How to Make Vanilla Essence – Super Easy Gift Idea

How to Make Vanilla Essence – Super Easy Gift Idea

It is that time of the year when we start thinking about what we would like to give people for a gift at the end of the year. Making your own vanilla essence is a super lovely gift to give, and a frugal option for your own vanilla needs for the year too. For other...
10 Unique Ways to Light  A Fire Without Newspaper

10 Unique Ways to Light A Fire Without Newspaper

If you are like us and prefer to use a renewable heat source like a fire, you might be interested in some different ways of getting that fire started without using newspaper. I am very aware that newspaper is a dying resource as more and more people choose to use...
Super Easy Fruit Leather – With or Without a Dehydrator!

Super Easy Fruit Leather – With or Without a Dehydrator!

My kids love fruit leather, they call it fruit candy! Fruit leather is probably the closest you can get to a natural candy that still has some benefit to you  thanks to the fiber and the vitamins. The sugar is optional, we used very little with ours as the apples that...

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