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On The Farm

I am a young entrepreneur with a passion for producing food, and I want to share my stories about small scale farming and homesteading.  Originally from Los Angeles, I have been learning to appreciate the world around me since moving to Southern Ontario's country.  Join me in my adventures, and see the wonder in farming anew.

November 11, 2019

I'm at that funny transition point between seasons when I'm really not sure what to cook.  All of my fresh produce is officially used up or rotten, excepting the apples, so I have to start relying on whatever I preserved. 

Mostly that's been corn mash, but I only h...

November 3, 2019

I very often have a hard time using up various preserves, to the point where they go bad and need to be chucked out for the chickens.  I know, #firstworldproblems.  But it's surprisingly difficult, especially having grown up in the city, to change the mindset from what...

November 2, 2019

The green tomatoes seem a little odd, I know, but trust me, they're good.  Provided you've cooked the crunch out, they have a lovely soft yet firm texture, and the flavour adds just a bit of tang to the overall impression.

The bacon is bacon and is both delicious and al...

October 22, 2019

Any of you ever heard of Dr. Oetker?  If your thinking of a frozen pizza company you're on the right track.  In Canada that is exactly what Dr. Oetker does, but in Germany, where the company is based, they have a whole range of baking goods.  When I was little we could...

October 21, 2019

I highly recommend using this icing with a bundt cake, as it really brings out the details in the shape.


1 cup butter

3 cups sugar

6 tbs milk

1 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla


Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over low heat.  Grind the sugar in a food processor...

September 22, 2019

Stir fries have been a staple for me for the past few months now, always bumping into my mind as I try to decide what to eat for any meal of the day.  It started as a delicious and worthwhile meal to make for breakfast and lunch for when I had work, and then it sort of...

August 18, 2019

This is my second most favourite dish ever, only coming behind popcorn.  I've been making it for years, although since I can't really remember the first time I did it I have no exact basis for time.  As a result of the apparent memory loss, I also can't remember whethe...

July 21, 2019

Yesterday, while standing in our orchard and staring at the bunches of red currants, I made myself think about what I could do with them.  I thought about the oatmeal that I'd tried to cook a few days earlier, which was full of nuts and berries, but which didn't have a...

July 7, 2019

Oatmeal is a big thing for me this year, apparently; I keep wanting to write down the different types of oatmeal that I create every time a newly fresh ingredient comes into season.  So here's my oatmeal for strawberries.  The quantities are all approximations, edit th...

May 4, 2019

Every spring, there is something new which I am eager to explore; last year it was geese, and the year before that it was the four sisters garden. This year it's pawpaws.  

I don't even know where to start, I just love the personality these plants se...

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