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Apple Harvest – The List

Apples
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Apples are one of my most favourite treats of the harvest season (they are right up there with new potatoes).  Year after year, I want to make all kinds of yummy apple dishes, but end up with the same old pork roast with apples, apple crisp, and apple sauce.  This year, I am making a list of awesome recipes so that I don’t forget what I want to make, and where I can get the recipes to make it!

I think I will stick this to the front page so I can easily update it.  Look for new posts below this one 🙂

Here is the list thus far:

SLOW COOKER GOODNESS:

Slow cooker stuffed roasted apples

Slow cooker apple cider

Slow cooker apple butter

BAKED GOODIES:

Apple spice muffins (GF)

Apple fritters

Apple fritter cake

OTHER APPLE YUMMIES:

Apple bacon pancakes

Have any awesome harvest apple recipes to share?  Feel free to comment below.  Happy appling!

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Syringa Vulgaris aka Lilac

A lilac bush (Syringa vulgaris) showing a pani...
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Lilac has always been one of my favourite flowers.  It smells strong and beautiful, and where I grew up it was fairly rare to find it in folk’s gardens.  Calgary, on the other hand, is drowning in lilac.  It’s everywhere – no exaggeration here – it’s in every second garden on my street alone.  And it’s in bloom.  My entire neighbourhood is filled with the perfume of lilac.  I love it!

With such a plentiful supply, I thought I would take a boo around google and see what sort of use I can put it to.*

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Kitchen Scraps Garden: Week 3

A few weeks ago, I posted about a story I’d found regarding growing a garden from your kitchen scraps.  I fell in love with this idea.  I’ve always had a gift when it comes to growing trees (and yet, my trees never stay with me long), and it has been a good long time since I’ve had any plant at all.

I’m used to the ever-present green of the Pacific Northwest, so moving to Calgary with its winter coat of beige has been a bit of an adjustment for me (to say the least).

To help ease my transition, I have picked up an ivy vine (ivy is nearly impossible to kill, so I figure it can probably survive anywhere), and I’m starting an herb garden this spring.

So far as my little kitchen trees go, here is their progress so far:

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