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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…
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Whole Wheat Bread

This is my family's favourite sandwich bread. It makes amazingly tasty sandwiches.I have arthritis in my hands and I can't physically knead breads. So this recipe has steps that use a mixer, but can easily be adapted to hand-power if you…

Cayenne Peppers in bloom

This is the extent of my gardening this year, but even this little bit makes me happy!  2 cayenne chili blooms. They're so cute. #alberta #canada #gardening #garden #tinygarden #cayenne #chili #growing #plant #organic A post shared by Amy…
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3 Unscented Handmade Soaps and their Benefits

When you're looking for an unscented product that goes above and beyond the normal, it can be frustrating to try product after product and end up returning or tossing them in the trash because they just do not live up to expectations. All our…

New: Super Paws Paw Balm

We're pleased to announce our newest product is available! Super Paws Paw Balm was developed with one 90 pound Rottweiler in mind, who was coming in from -30c Canadian Winter temperatures with super dry, rough paws. Necessity is the mother of…
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New Scents

Getting new supplies is like Christmas year-round. Since I've been gearing up and pouring the proper amount of energy into the business, I've also been ordering oodles of supplies, including new essential and fragrance oils - 3 of the newest…
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Years of our lives

That moment when you realize it was 2014 when you posted last, and it's somehow now 2017.... How did that happen? Looking back over all the year's posts, my poor garden blog went from frequent excited posts to sporadic random recipes and "want…

Oatmeal’s role in skin care

Oatmeal has been used for centuries (likely, millenia) on our skin. It's well know for its anti inflammatory properties, which soothe the worst irritated skin. From simple dry skin, to psoriasis, and every problem in between, oatmeal can usually…