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Chocolate Mints

Chocolate Mints
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I went to Michael’s before Christmas. I wandered into the wrong aisle. I found chocolate melting wafers and peppermint extract. I bought them. I brought them home. I made chocolate covered mints. They were amazing. My only recommendation? Use real chocolate and temper it with coconut oil or butter. With the peppermint flavour being quite
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London Fog

London Fog
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It is brutally cold in Calgary and has been for two weeks or thereabouts. It’s been so cold, I actually did a little happy dance the other day when it rocketed up to -16! Right at this moment, it is -26 Celsius. That is -15 Fahrenheit. These are not temperatures I am thrilled about. The
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Spicy Sausages

Spicy Sausages
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There’s a story behind the spicy sausages….grab a chair and let’s get into it. I am a food canner. I have a 23 quart Presto pressure canner I have named Bubba…for no reason I can discern. My stove is old….I rent – if I owned, that stove would have been donated or given to someone
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Apple Pear Spicy Pork Marinade

Apple Pear Spicy Pork Marinade
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I made sausages on Saturday! I mean, I ground the meat, added in flavouring, put into sausage casings, made sausages on Saturday. Let me just say, it is probably better as a two person job, but is completely doable with one person. I’m a bit…a lot….of a kitchen gadget nerd. I don’t have a lot
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Apple Pear Spicy Pork Marinade

Apple Pear Spicy Pork Marinade
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I made sausages on Saturday! I mean, I ground the meat, added in flavouring, put into sausage casings, made sausages on Saturday. Let me just say, it is probably better as a two person job, but is completely doable with one person. I’m a bit…a lot….of a kitchen gadget nerd. I don’t have a lot
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Pizza, Pizza, Pizza!

Pizza, Pizza, Pizza!
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I grew up in small towns, or more accurately, outside of small towns, generally on a farm. Pizza places are in very short supply in those kinds of places. When I moved to Calgary – pizza places everywhere. I worked at a pizza place for a couple months while I went to school – which
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It’s Finally Barbeque Season in Calgary….and The Propane Tank is Empty!

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Everyone says there is a certain season to barbeque….our family barbeques all year round. Admittedly, it’s less likely to happen at -40, but if there’s a Chinook, out the door we go! Tonight, garlic lime marinated pork chops….but no go-juice for the ‘que. Out comes the cast iron grill pan thing. Weighs a gazillion pounds
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Brioche Stitch

Brioche Stitch
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I have been knitting for many years.  My grandmother tried to teach me, way back when, but our relationship has never been particularly close and I truly believe that my brain absolutely refused to learn anything she had to teach….childish of me, I know, but I was a child, so na-na-na-na! I discovered a little
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Those Dogs or Foster Failed….Twice!

Those Dogs or Foster Failed….Twice!
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Our family has two “rescue” dogs.  One is a pet store Cockapoo that we took in nearly 5 years ago (she’ll be 10 in January), and one is a re-homed many times, grumpier than can be believed, Dachshund cross. Stella is a cute as a button, well-trained, bonded to her person dog.  Max….is not.  He’s cute
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The Bow Tie

The Bow Tie
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I am attempting to learn to sew – I know some pretty basic things.  After much swearing, I can get the thread where I need it to be and, with my new sewing machine, I can get the thread from the bobbin to pop up to the top. I can sew a reasonably straight line,
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