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seasonal fermentation project 

Was at the James Bay Market last weekend and noticed some great looking pickling cucumbers available at the Saanich Organics booth. I’ve never done a cucumber fermentation project, but I know people that have, and it doesn’t sounds all that difficult! I decided to take…

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Father’s Day 2019 

Father’s Day came and went this past June. I think we were at a swim meet with the kids. I was thinking of my Dad, of course. Although he passed on in 2008, I continue to dream about him frequently. We’re often working at the…

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working on my Caroma toilet 

Yah, we like our low-flush toilet, and installed this baby in 2007.  Saves us so much water every year, which is great, because here in the CRD we got major extra utility charges to deal with this sewage project that is going on. I wanted…

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taking sourdough to social media 

Got into some conversation today about sourdough bread with some loaf enthusiasts, and was relating recent activity in the home-kitchen. Thought I would offer up a link into a recent Instagram post about the sourdough sandwich loaves that I am currently cranking out. There sure…

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about sourdough starter 

I have this sourdough starter, and no, I have not named it.  I should say “them”, perhaps, as there are 2 of them.  They live in the fridge together, and come out to feed on a regular basis.  They need to feed, and develop themselves,…

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fence project complete 

Well, every 20 years or so it’s probably time to replace a faulty wooden fence – you know the kind, the sort of fences that have been propped up by angled-support stilts, and really wobble in a heavy storm. Summer 2014 is the year for…

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making panettone at home 

Seasonally speaking, this is the time of year for enjoying panettone. You might be able to find a few panettone left at your local bakery, or grocery outlet – indeed I saw a few left at the store yesterday. They hadn’t been picked up before…