How to Cut up a Turkey or Chicken

How to Cut up a Turkey or Chicken

It’s that time of year again!  Pumpkin is being celebrated, leaves are turning a stunning red, orange and yellow, and in the early morning your breath comes out in white puffs. This is the time of year I love most. For us Canadians Thanksgiving is this weekend.  Which means everything was on sale this week, so I was sure to stock up.  With some clever menu planning, and a few…

Pumpkin Oatmeal

Pumpkin Oatmeal

This is Fall, in a bowl. And. It. Is. Ama-zing! It’s warm and creamy, and will fill your kitchen with that wonderful home baked cinnamon-y Fall smell.  It’s a great way to start your day, and a great way to use up any extra pumpkin you may have cluttering up your fridge. I know I know, I can hear it now: But seriously, you have to try this one! Please…

Breakdown in the Barnyard

Breakdown in the Barnyard

My friends, I have a confession to make. I have a terrible temper. Yesterday morning started like any other. I walked to the barn (shed. It’s a shed that I call a barn because it holds my animals), with my offering of hay in hand.  I let out the girls, filled the hay rack, checked the water, and left. As I was walking back across the yard the goats noticed…

Chicken Run

Chicken Run

This is Mabel. She deliberately runs away from me. She watches me, and runs when she knows I’m not looking. One second she’s there, I turn to yell at the one of the dogs who are always barking, and bam! Mabel is gone. Little chicken feet racing across the yard, through the brush, into the woods, across the street, and into the neighbours yard.  The neighbour that is three houses…

Start with the Heart

Start with the Heart

  There is madness happening in my house right now. The chickens are establishing a new pecking order, so continuous fights keep breaking out. My dog Dexter mysteriously had his collar chewed off yesterday, and neither he nor his large and goofy partner in crime, Bowser, are telling me what happened. I just finished up canning for the year, and for some reason keep finding jars everywhere whenever I think…

Canning Pineapple

Canning Pineapple

Once upon a time there was a girl who loved pineapple. She would eat it at breakfast, she would eat it at snack time, she would even eat it at midnight.  She also had many baking recipes that called for this heavenly fruit, and she would always add it in with love. Sadly this girl lived in Canada, where no precious pineapple grew. She was gifted with two pineapple plants…