Category Archives: Cooking/Gardening

June 2017 Roundup: Health, Cooking, and Gardening

While I am away from my blog this week, I have selected and scheduled articles from several categories. A different theme will post each day. Today’s roundup themes are health and cooking/gardening. Health Do You Have Anemia? Surprising Signs and … Continue reading

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My Son Wants to Jerky the Turkey

A few months ago when we were preparing turkey for the holiday season, my son, who has taken up an interest in healthy food and cooking, considered experimenting with turkey jerky. It’s a great alternative to beef and would be … Continue reading

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Comfort Food – Vegan Cabbage Rolls

Originally posted on True North Nomad:
After hovering around 20°C (68°F) for the past few weeks, winter has decided to return.  And with a vengeance, I might add.  I’m over the snow and sick of winter cooking.  Don’t get me…

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Nothing Beats Pure Carrot Juice

Nothing beats pure, fresh, carrot juice from organic carrots. Maybe only well-prepared steak or amazing Greek salad come close. The juicer I have an old juicer from the early 1990s–a gift. It’s powerful, compact, and simple. The simpler the design, … Continue reading

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Chillin’ & Cookin’

Chillin’ It was cold yesterday morning. At 5:58 a.m., I received this text from my daughter. At 8:27 a.m., it was -28°C (-18.4°F) with a wind chill of -38°C (-36.4°F). In Red Deer, a nearby Alberta town, the thermometer dipped … Continue reading

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Carrot Soup and Shortbread

This easy, nutritious, and tasty ginger-carrot soup is light enough to eat in the summer but warms your ribs in the winter. It’s one of the recipes I will be refining and putting into a cookbook. It’s loosely based on … Continue reading

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Unlucky Ducky

On my to-do list for 2017 is to delve back into taking photos of my cooking projects and document my various recipes and personal adaptations for the purpose of writing a cookbook–something I’ve wanted to do for about 16 years. … Continue reading

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Story of Our Garden

It had been a decade since I’d had a garden. An avid gardener since 1997, I felt the absence of a garden strongly. So when I bought a condo in 2016 and had the opportunity to rent a plot through … Continue reading

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