Archive for the ‘Recipes’ Category

I’ve had a busy week with two yoga classes, two climbing sessions, and a fair bit of other activity, so today at the Digs we treated ourselves to some delicious eats! For dinner we had emu steak from the market, with local potatoes, CSA carrots and daikon radish as the base of a poutine with […]

Our Dewdrop is three months old today! She goes through a lot of phases it seems these days – fussy a little more than the first few months but still pretty cheery. Perhaps next month I’ll post about what it’s been like having her with me at work (mostly great though occasionally stressful!). Last Sunday […]

Today’s title is punny! Here’s why: 1. It was 12 degrees today. It’s January. Dan planted garlic, since the last time weather was like this we had a teeny tiny baby and less energy than we do now. 2. Awhile ago I decided to finally chop the hot peppers we had been drying in the […]

The Inventory


I’ve been meaning to make an inventory of all of our preserved food so we know how often to open a new jar of pickles or how quickly we can go through our frozen fruit before feeling sad that there is no more. However, I lost my nesting urge pretty much right around my due […]

The workshop I gave at Hillside this summer was called “DIY in the WC”. Some great conversations were had about going plastic-free and homemade in the bathroom, but people were particularly excited to make toothpaste at the end of the workshop! It’s one of the simplest things you make at home if you’re interested in […]

Today we have a guest post from one of the other Diggers! Enjoy!!  – E. So, as someone who loves sweets and baked goods, going gluten free has been, a struggle. But since I started doing my own baking, with recipes, without recipes, it’s been easier. By now, I have learned some keys things when […]

Most of my preserving posts are likely not too helpful if any of my readers are just getting in to canning since I tend to just link to other peoples’ recipes and not talk too much about how I do it. But I thought I’d give you an idea of how I get things done, […]