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easter feasting

Is it just me, or does food bring people together in a special way? There is something wonderful about sharing your table and the fruits of your labours (or someone else’s for that matter). Conversation flows more naturally and small silences go unnoticed as we enjoy the meal. Years ago, we would split the time…… Continue reading easter feasting

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easter treats

I’ve been sharing some older Easter posts.  This is a re-post from April, 2017. I’ve been mixing up a few treats for the weekend activities. There was a wonderful Good Friday concert at our sending church last night.  What an amazing evening with a beautiful group who loves Jesus.  We listened to several talented musicians and we…… Continue reading easter treats

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soup’s on ~ potato soup

If you’ve spent any time around here, you know how much I enjoy a comforting and nourishing bowl of soup. Soup is one of life’s perfect solutions. Bits of this and that in your vegetable crisper? Make soup. Leftover chicken, turkey or beef? Make soup. Ham bone? Soup. Beets in season? More soup. Giant package…… Continue reading soup’s on ~ potato soup

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crockpot beef stew

I like to use my crockpot on Sundays as much as possible.  I can prep some of the ingredients the night before, and the slow cooker does all the real work.  Stew is one of my favourite things to make this way.   The wonderful thing about stew is that you don’t need to be…… Continue reading crockpot beef stew

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creamy mushroom and spinach pasta

Do you ever just stare into the fridge, waiting for dinner inspiration to magically hit? I like a good meal plan, but the reality is I often fall short of implementing one to its fullest potential.  Sometimes the day has a shift in plans, or I forget to take my meat from the freezer.  …… Continue reading creamy mushroom and spinach pasta

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soup’s on : chicken barley soup

‘Tis the season… No, I’m not lost in a Christmas time warp. It’s the time of year when the mercury goes up and down like a yo-yo. When you want to get out for fresh air, but the weather holds you captive inside. When the germ potential on every possible surface is at an all-time…… Continue reading soup’s on : chicken barley soup