October Unprocessed Week 2: Menu

A container of Hardy northern kiwis from the garden

What would you miss most, giving up processed food and artificial additives? When I pitched the idea that we both do October Unprocessed this year, I wasn’t sure if Mike would agree. But as the primary cook in our family, I needed him on board for me to be on board. When he did agree, […]

October Unprocessed Week 1: Out of the Starting Gates, and Menu

natural nachos

This week has brought more than a few changes to our household: we started the October Unprocessed challenge, of course. I went back to work after 10 months’ maternity leave. Popcorn got sick, then she got me sick, meaning neither of us has slept more than two hours in a row since Tuesday. On top […]

Our Rules for October Unprocessed 2015

Grocery store aisle - "Natural" section

If you read my previous post you’ll know my husband and I (and by extension, baby P, of course!) have pledged to be “unprocessed” this October as part of the October Unprocessed Challenge. You can still sign up to take part on your own terms. Andrew, who originated this challenge, encourages participants to make up […]

Join us for October Unprocessed 2015

My hubbie Mike eating Taco Bell

This is the second time I’ve signed up to take part in October Unprocessed, an annual challenge to eat real food organized by blogger Andrew over at Eating Rules. And it’s the first year my husband is fully on board. I hope you will be too – just head on over to sign up (on […]

How to Make Sun-dried Tomatoes on the Barbeque or Smoker

Tomatoes on the outdoor smoker

With the first few red leaves poking their heads out at me through my den window, I realize it’s a bit late in the season (for those of us in southern Ontario at least) to post about using up a tomato harvest. However, the bulk of our garden tomatoes are still sitting in a Rubbermaid […]