Category Archives: Food

A Brace of Pheasants

We have stopped eating out on special occasions. Instead, we buy out-of-our-usual ingredients and cook something different. For the Boy’s birthday, he and I went to a local game farm and bought two pheasants of about 2.75 lbs each. I … Continue reading

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Fall Fair 2016

The Agricultural Society’s Fall Fair has come and gone.  This year, we put entries in some sections which we had not considered previously: pies. Out of eight entries, Wife got five firsts and three thirds. One third prize was for … Continue reading

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I Was A Le Creuset Guinea Pig

Back in the 1980s, I made my first Le Creuset purchase: a 22 cm, 3-in-1 Multipan or Marmitout in Flame Orange. It was the very thing for a young bachelor living away from home. The set had an enamelled cast iron pot the lid … Continue reading

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Lamb and Vegetable Soup

For a joint Mother and Son birthday dinner last January, we splurged on an a leg of lamb. We had sliced roast lamb on the day.  We had ground leftovers in a shepherd’s pie later. And today, we had soup … Continue reading

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Fall Fair 2015

Fall Fair fell on Friday and Saturday of last week. On Friday, wife and daughter arranged displays and helped the judges in the baking section. On Saturday, I kept an eye on our Ministerial’s table for most of the day … Continue reading

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Cucumber Relish

  Last week we were given some cucumbers by a friend. They were too unevenly sized to pickle.  So, I looked around for a relish recipe to try. After some Googling, I came up with what is below. Now, I … Continue reading

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Girdle Scones

The firewood is stacked. The garden is done. The weather is cold and wet. The mornings are dark and the days dull. We put the lights on when we get up and off when we go to bed. Nearly two … Continue reading

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Still Processing

A trip to the farmers’ market resulted in: 21 US pints of salsa 9 pounds of chopped Italian tomatoes 26 US pints of passata And 24 cups of ratatouille

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Roast Vegetables au Gratin

We were asked out to celebrate American Thanksgiving.  Our contribution to the night’s dinner was bread rolls and an apple pie made by Wife, and a vegetable dish made by me. I wanted to do something with Brussels’ Sprouts as … Continue reading

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Winter Foraging

We have snow.  The forecast predicts squalls over the weekend.  Winter is coming, and the farmer’s markets are over.  Instead of finding the vendors in one spot, we’ll have to go out to them. I was looking at the Foodlink … Continue reading

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