Category Archives: Cooking

The Best Banana Bread in the World

Dear Vi, Outside the snow is coming down fast and furious, and it’s just the perfect kind of snow, too. Light and fluffy. The kind that squeaks when you walk on it. Not, thank goodness, the heavy wet coastal snow … Continue reading

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Two Ingredient Pancakes?

Dear Vi, Have you seen that recipe making its way around the web…2 Ingredient Egg & Banana “Pancakes”? Yeah? Well, I decided to give it a try. I like eggs, I like bananas, why not? All you do is mash … Continue reading

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Steel cut oats in the crock pot for breakfast

Just a few minutes ago, I opened the fridge and took out a container of left over, steel-cut oatmeal.  I’d made a batch the other day; it is my favourite dead-of-winter breakfast. Stomach grumbling, I spooned out a congealed glop, … Continue reading

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I don’t need a bread maker – I AM a bread maker!

We spent some time staying with Mr. C’s parents when we were in Whitehorse a couple of weeks ago and they have a bread making machine. I was instantly bitten by the “gotta have it” bug. You know the one…that … Continue reading

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Tall and Flaky Baking Powder Biscuits to Die For

Every once in awhile my son will ask me how to make a favourite food that he remembers from childhood. Over Christmas he requested my baking powder biscuit recipe. So I did up a quick tutorial for him on my … Continue reading

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The Best Ever Oatmeal: a crock pot breakfast

I love oatmeal for breakfast. But not just any oatmeal…I love steel cut oats cooked overnight in my crock pot. Everybody seems to call these by a different name. I call them steel-cut oats. I’ve also heard them called Irish … Continue reading

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In the Spirit of Play (or how I spent my April allowance)

Last January I posted my about word for the year: PLAY! So, in the spirit of that resolution, I spent almost my entire April allowance on playful inspiration: books! I want to knit something bigger than a sock or a … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Roll Cake

Susan over at Canadian Abroad posted this cake recipe the other day and I just had to give it a try. First you make the batter and  swirl in the filling. Then you bake it. When it comes out of … Continue reading

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Sourdough!

Kelly had the opportunity to spend 10 days in Whitehorse earlier this month, so I took the opportunity to have him bring home some authentic Klondike sourdough starter. It came in a jam jar, well wrapped in plastic and carefully … Continue reading

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Cheers for a Playful 2014!

Hello and Happy New Year! Have you ever chosen a word just one single word to guide you through the year? For the last couple of years I’ve held the word balance close to my heart. It was the word … Continue reading

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A Simple Woman’s Daybook: July edition

Since there isn’t electricity or internet at the cabin, I’ll be writing my posts and publishing them the next day from town.           (It’s been awhile since I’ve done one of these!) Sunday, July 7th, 2013: … Continue reading

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Hugs and Kisses

Today is the last day of the Hugs & Kisses Blog Hop and it’s MY day to post! This is the first time I’ve participated in a blog hop and I was really feeling the spirit! I have three things to … Continue reading

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