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18 October, 2021

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup
Comments : 1 Posted in : Slow Cooker, Soup on by : Sheila
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My mom used to make split pea soup when I was a kid. I remember the summer of cold mint split pea soup – not fondly, but I do remember it. It actually was better heated up, but to this day I cannot get my head around cold soup. Mom spent about 6 months or
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15 September, 2021

Potato Chowder

Potato Chowder
Posted in : Cooking, Soup on by : Sheila
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I love homemade potato soup! I love potatoes, but potato soup, with bacon and cheddar? Mmmm, mmmm, MMMMM!! My son, however, does not like potato soup. He’s broken somewhere, deep inside. He likes potatoes, he likes bacon, he likes cheese, but blend that soup smooth and he wants nothing to do with it. Good thing
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24 August, 2021

Hamburger Soup

Hamburger Soup
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Mid August has descended upon Calgary, and so has cooler weather. It was a whopping 9C today. 34C a week or so ago, and 9C today. I was messaging with someone today and they mentioned that there was snow in Alberta last week – wasn’t sure where, exactly, but the rumour is out there. Given
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23 April, 2021

Carrot Cake

Posted in : Baking on by : Sheila
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I made carrot cake today! Actually, carrot cake minis and they turned out pretty well. I don’t bake cakes very well – I tend to over mix the batter & it generally comes out dry & dense. I mean, enough icing and it’s all good, but as the baker, I’m always a little disappointed by
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27 January, 2021

Preserve Food

Posted in : Preserving on by : Sheila
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I am going to preface this entire entry with the caveat: when I cook vegetables, I cook them until they are basically just hot, with lots of crunch still left (except potatoes). I have a canner. I love my canner. It’s a huge, shiny thing of beauty, but I do not like canned vegetables. Canned
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12 December, 2020

Tis the Season for…Kimchi!

Tis the Season for…Kimchi!
Posted in : Cooking on by : Sheila
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Went and picked up some salad vegetables yesterday and found a Napa cabbage. I didn’t really have anything in mind when I picked it up, but I grabbed a Daikon radish and some green onions, thinking perhaps they could be added to some homemade dumplings I had been pondering making….then, when we got home last
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