We Be Jammin’ – Peach Brown Sugar Bourbon Jam

Recipe makes approx 8 half pints INGREDIENTS ~ 12 medium peaches, peeled, pitted and cut into large chunks ~ 3 cups brown sugar ~ 2 cups granulated sugar ~ 1/2 cup lemon juice ~ 1 box pectin ~ 1/2 cup bourbon (your choice, I had Southern Comfort in my cabinet so I went with that…even…

Framing Frustrations

K’s brother arrived mid-morning on Friday as K and I were working on framing. He started his day by building the first gate. After looking at my rough design, he ended up making a small modification of some corner braces that he screwed the 1”x4” frame to. It also allowed for a sturdy gate. It…

We Be Jammin’ – Peach Thyme Jam

Another delicious jam to add to the rotation of fall canning. The flavour is amazing and the perfect mix. Although the peaches didn’t come from our garden (hopefully one day soon they will), the thyme was fresh picked from our herb bed. I recommend this for a scrumptious twist on a classic jam. This makes…

Summer Snow Fence

After trying our hand at building our fence, we offered to help K’s parents build a fence. They had received quotes but couldn’t successfully book a contractor to build the fence. During a trip to visit, I decided to offer to build it if they continued to be unsuccessful in finding someone to build it…

Shag Be Gone

We had a very rainy start to the year. Based on Environment Canada, last year had a lot more precipitation, but we had warmer weather overall, so it feels like this year has been worse. June was one of the wettest and coldest we have had on record. All this moisture has been fantastic for…

We Be Jammin’ – Pear Cardamom

It’s that time of the year where we stock our pantry with the goodies we make from our garden. Unfortunately, I don’t have fruit trees yet because we are still landscaping the yard, but now is the time to try all these great recipes to help me decide what fruit trees I must have in…

What’s Up Doc? Spicy Carrot Pickles!

We have a lot of beautiful carrots coming out of our garden this year. We did a second plant and are now getting these perfect pickle sized carrots, which are perfect for our Spicy Carrot Pickle recipe. If you only have large carrots, no problem, just slice them to the size you want. They make…

August Comparisons

Hello September! For how slow I feel time has moved this summer, I now feel we are being sling-shot into the fall. I’m ok with that. I love the fall, mostly because the temperatures are mild and ideal for getting large outdoor projects done. This is also when our garden seems most abundant with everything…