Wordless Wednesday: Sandals out, Boots in

I woke up to a light dusting of snow on my car this morning. There's no doubt winter is coming whether we like it or not. Forecasters are predicting a cold and snowy winter on the Prairies. Can't say I'm surprised. It's Manitoba, Canada after all. What do people expect? So of course the change... Continue Reading →

Wordless Wednesday: I spy with my little eye…

...something red. Fresh garden tomatoes in a variety of shapes and sizes!     Do you grow tomatoes in your garden? What do you do with them (make salsa, can them etc.)?

Savoring sweet corn

Sweet corn is a summer treat on the Prairies. My mom usually grows a couple rows of corn in her garden. Of course we eat some of the corn on the cob and some we put in bags and store in the freezer to be enjoyed during the winter months. Here is a series of photos... Continue Reading →

Canning Week 2011: Café Pickles

Over the past few weeks my mom has been busy teaching me the canning ropes. Check out these posts on making relish: https://ruralrouteramblings.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/relishing-homemade-relish/ and canning peaches: https://ruralrouteramblings.wordpress.com/2011/08/15/gettin-peachy-in-the-kitchen/ With all the canning, baking and cooking, I'm starting to feel like Molly Homemaker! In honor of Canning Week 2011, I'm showing you how to make Café Pickles. My mom... Continue Reading →

Wordless Wednesday: Enjoying the fruits of your labor

There's nothing more satisfying than eating healthy food that you have grown or raised yourself. Summer on the Prairies is a time to enjoy the fruits of your labor. After toiling in the garden - planting, weeding, tilling, watering (not this year on our farm) - it's finally time to reap the rewards. I love biting into a crisp... Continue Reading →

Gettin’ peachy in the kitchen

Every summer my mom cans peaches for us to enjoy during the long winter months. Because of our close proximity to the United States, she orders cases of California peaches at the small grocery store in Hannah, ND just across the line from our farm. These peaches are delicious. They never disappoint. This year my mom... Continue Reading →

Recipe: Raspberry Cheesecake Muffins

Raspberries are a summer treat in Manitoba. They are one of my favorite kinds of berries. So today I'm sharing a raspberry muffin recipe with you. I usually make these at least once a summer with fresh raspberries but you can also use frozen raspberries. Just like with the strawberries my mom and I picked earlier this... Continue Reading →

Wordless Wednesday: Discovering PEI agriculture

During my recent summer vacation I visited Canada's three Maritime provinces - Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. Being the farm girl that I am, I always take note of the agriculture when I visit a new place. I saw very little farmland during my time in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. We seemed... Continue Reading →

Relishing homemade relish

Yesterday was my mom's birthday. My mom is an outstanding farm wife and mother. She knows her way around the kitchen. There are many foods that she is known for making very well. One of these is her homemade relish. So today I've decided to share her relish recipe with you and show you the step-by-step process. She and I... Continue Reading →

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