What’s Up Doc? Spiced Carrot Muffins

We have been enjoying a very mild winter so far this year. There has been snow, then it melts, then there is a bit more, and so on. A few weeks ago, when we were hitting between 5-10*C each day, I was itching to get out into the yard and do some work, but I…

Food You Knead – Spiced Challah Bread

Last year for Christmas, our family rented a cabin for a winter wonderland holiday. There were cross-country ski trails, snowshoe trails, tobogganing hills, an outdoor firepit and a hot tub to soak in after all the fun. It was a perfect getaway. My parents gift to all of us was the rental for the week…

Berry Yummy – Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

I haven’t made a strawberry rhubarb pie in years because we haven’t had rhubarb and I never think to buy any. This year our neighbour gave us a plant and I finally had the two main ingredients ready for the picking. I also wanted to make sure it wasn’t a runny pie so after some…

Hot Potato – Kettle Chips

Potatoes are one of my favourite things to harvest. It’s like unwrapping a present, you are never sure what you are going to get. Our first year growing potatoes was disappointing, but the last few years we have been getting great harvests from our towers. There are so many meals and snacks that can be…

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…

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…

What’s Up Doc? Carrot Cake Cookies

Alright, here is recipe 3 of 3 from the original “What’s up doc?” post. These were tasty, but a little dry. I have adjusted the recipe a bit to make it the cookie I had hoped it would be. Here you go. INGREDIENTS ~ 1 cup of oats (instant is best, but you can use…

What’s Up Doc? Carrot Coffee Cake.

Recipe 2 of 3 is some dessert to go with the meal I made with the first recipe. We love carrot cake, but I wanted something a little more than just standard carrot cake. So I decided to make a carrot cake with streusel on top. Once cooked, I realized I still wanted the cream…

What’s Up Doc? Asian Carrot Slaw.

A little delayed, but as promised, recipe 1 of 3. As previously mentioned, we have an abundance of carrots, so I went a little rabbity and made some really delicious items with fresh picked carrots from the garden. Our dogs of course got some of the carrots during prep. If I appease them with bits…

We be Jammin’

So my fall creations from the garden continue…sort of. These two delicious recipes ingredients came from someone else’s gardens, but they are tasty none-the-less, and are getting me prepared for when we have our fruit trees. Our plan is to have peaches, pears, apricots, apples and cherries. I would love some citrus trees, but they…