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AUGUST Dill Pickled Green & Red Tomatoes

Posted by on 1:20 am in Canning, Food, Harvest, Preserve, Recipes, Sustain | 0 comments

AUGUST Dill Pickled Green & Red Tomatoes

  When living in the north, it is a foregone conclusion that you will need to find something to do with green tomatoes. Fried, dried, baked or pickled, you can’t let all your hard work go to waste. Last year I was in the pickling zone so I tried to pickle these little green beauties. Since my 86 year old Grandma said “These are the best pickles I have ever had!”, I thought I would try it again this year. Pickles run in our genes so I was thrilled with the compliment! These colourful jars will make great Christmas...

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September is my New Years…

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September is my New Years…

September is my New Years. Every September for as long as I can remember, big changes in my life happen at this time of year. This year is no exception. We are in the very beginning stages of building a farm! It has been a dream of ours to have some acreage, chickens, a goat, large garden and greenhouse. Oops I almost for got the shop (don’t tell Lee After recently selling our 1 acre house and property at the end of August, we purchased a 6 acres parcel, close the lake, close to town and shares a boundary with about 60 acres of crown...

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Yellow and Green Spicy Zuke Pickles

Posted by on 12:13 am in Canning, Cook, Featured, Food, Harvest | 0 comments

Yellow and Green Spicy Zuke Pickles

  Last year we had a bumper crop of zucchinis. This year made last year look wimpy. I have so many zukes at moment! This pickle recipe is easy and works every time. My husband Lee quite often has a pickle plate for dinner with an assortment of pickles, olives, cheese and crackers so I can’t make too many jars of pickles. I love to cook but hate to measure. Strange I know. I will give in and dig out the measuring cup once in a while but for the most part, relying on what I have and what mood I’m in, this recipe can vary with...

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My Garden 2013…

Posted by on 12:53 am in Farming, Featured, Food, Grow, Harvest, Heritage Seeds, Nutrition, Organic | 0 comments

My Garden 2013…

My garden this year was the biggest and best ever! I planted just about everything you can think of…peas, beans, corn, lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, radishes, cucumbers and zucchini. And we got a bumper crop of zucchini! I will be posting my zuke pickle recipe shortly. The only thing you won’t find in my garden are Brussels sprouts! Yuck! I started everything from heritage seeds that I ordered from Baker Creek Seed Company ┬╗┬ábecause the have the best prices and a huge selection. What grew...

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Hello world! Welcome to LiveitRight.ca.

Posted by on 11:44 pm in Family, Farming, Food, Fun | 0 comments

Hello world! Welcome to LiveitRight.ca.

  Welcome! This is my very first blog posting here at www.liveitright.ca! My name is Jill Boland and I’m a web developer, writer, photographer, teacher and community minded person who wants to create a website for people who are interested in sharing and learning about a number of subjects that are important to me as a mother, wife, sister, daughter and neighbour. I want to share with you info that is related to food, family, farming and having fun! These subjects are a very important part of my life and know that there are others...

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