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Garden Mentor: Grow Right Guild #3 and #4

The GWG #3 prompt is to describe your garden right now and since it doesn't exist, and all that is in the area is mud and snow, I'm going to move on to #4: write about your garden mentor or muse. The earliest gardener influence I had was…
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Spaghetti Sauce

I think for every established cook, there's a "perfect" spaghetti sauce recipe... there's just so many online! This is a somewhat classic recipe, with some modernization (like the hot sauce), and my family's preferred tomato based pasta sauce.…
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Dream Garden - Grow Write Guild #2

What do you picture when you hear the question "what is your dream garden"? What does the area grow, vegetables, flowers, trees, bushes? Is it tame or wild? Today's GWG prompt is "Describe your fantasy garden". If you'd asked me this 20,…
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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Snack Bars

In an effort I haven't tried in over a decade, I'm trying to get back to making almost everything we eat from scratch. The last 10 years have been a whirlwind and it's only now that we have our very own castle that I'm starting to feel grounded.…
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My First Plant - Grow Write Guild #1

Hard truth about me: I tend to be late to the party. I don't mean I'm 10 minutes late to doctor appointments; I mean, I'll notice a thing - a trend, a new product, some thing that is neat - but my mind isn't in a place that is receptive at that…
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Lessons in Yeast and Substitutions in a Recipe

We recently ran frighteningly low on honey, and my brain being, well, it's usual scatter-brained brain, forgot to buy more on the last two trips to Grande Prairie. It was on the list; I did go down that aisle. Maybe something shiny distracted…
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Homemade Tortillas

Homemade Tortillas Ditch stale, expensive store bought tortillas! A helper makes these quick and easy to make. 6 cups flour (all purpose white)2 tsp salt2 tsp baking powder⅔ cup olive oil2 cups warm water (100-105°) Combine…
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Snow = Lotion

I'm on a quest lately, to make peanut butter snack bars my boys will like more than store bought ones. Because, you know, they're expensive and why pay extra for all that crap they put in factory food? So that was this morning, making the…
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Chickens in 2020

2005 was the last time we had chickens, eek! My middle son was a year old, and my youngest hadn't been born. He's never held a chick before. *hangs head* I failed as a parent. 2020 will remedy that, finally. At least they're past the…

First Soaps of 2020

It feels amazing to get back to making soap after so long, I've missed it. Today's batches are the very first soaps made in our new home and omg, I love the room I've got to do it all. Today's soapmaking included a peppermint soap, a vanilla…
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Apple Crisp

  Apple Crisp Our favourite apple crisp recipe. Use good quality, fresh apples (we use gala for everything). 9-10 cups crisp apples, peeled, cored, and sliced¾ cup sugar½ tsp cinnamon2 cups all purpose flour1 cup white…

Whoa, what just happened!

Don't panic! You were supposed to be sent here from the garden-of-eatin link you clicked. This is our new farm website for our new farm name; garden-of-eatin.com will eventually be let go. Alberta Handmade Soap Co is also now part of Owl Creek…