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It’s been around six months since I seriously started this blog and I am overwhelmed with the response from my readers.  You guys are simply the best. Thank you for all the comments, shares, and likes on the site, Facebook, & Twitter.  I also love how some of you phone

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White Zucchini Cupcakes

When you think of desserts that use zucchini, you probably think of chocolate zucchini cake or some variation of zucchini loaf.  Those are awesome, but I wanted to try something that my young son would actually eat.  He doesn’t like chocolate, so white cake it is.

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Zucchini Tomato & Turkey Bacon Quiche

Sometimes you need an easy dish that can serve as breakfast, lunch, or dinner and uses up your garden produce.  This is your new go-to recipe. You will need: 10 eggs 1/2 cup plain yogurt 1 medium zucchini 1 large tomato 1/2 package of turkey bacon (or regular) 1 cup

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Zucchini Sandwich Bread

Over the next week or so I’ll be sharing recipes to use my surplus of zucchini.  If there’s anything you’d like me to feature on the blog, give me a shout in the comments. In my house, bread recipes have to follow three rules.  They must be easy, able to be

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Curb Appeal in a Weekend

Like most things in this house, our front door and curb appeal leave much to be desired.  The trees are overgrown, the paint is tired, and the colours are boring. There’s not much I can do about the trees for the time being, but I can try and liven up

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How to Make the Perfect Iced Coffee

This post is sponsored by Dusty Plains Coffee Co.  All thoughts and opinions are my own. It’s sweltering outside and the lady at Tim Horton’s knows me and my order by name: medium iced coffee.  While I love going to Tim’s like any self-respecting Canadian, I wanted to try and

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Dining Room Progress

This photo pretty much sums up the dining room before: More wallpaper and kind of boring.  We’ve been using the grey, white, and yellow scheme in the house, and thought the dining room was a good place to take some design risks.  Enter in some grey paint and crazy yellow

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Zinnia Floral Arrangements for a Beautiful Home

Zinnias are my favourite flower and they are finally in bloom!  They were the stars of my wedding flowers so they will always hold a special place in my heart.  Unfortunately, that means summer, and the bulk of flower season, is over. Until then, lets all make the best of

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How to Make Crab Apple Juice

One of my happiest childhood memories is of drinking crab apple juice straight from the jar at my babysitter’s house.  The juice was always accompanied by some tasty home baked cookies and delightful conversation.  Now that I’m older, I wanted to recreate the magic.

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Triumphs & Failures in my Garden

The harvest is underway and I’m already thinking about what worked and didn’t work this year.  There were lots of surprises this year: volunteer potatoes (that did really well despite much neglect), barely there greens and beets, peas that didn’t perform, and the wonder that is cylindrical beets.  Here’s my

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Kristen

Welcome!

Hi, I'm Kristen and I help new gardeners learn to grow their own vegetables and beautify their yards. I also share recipes that use all that delicious garden produce. Grab a coffee (and your gardening gloves) and join me for gardening tips, simple recipes, and the occasional DIY, all from the lovely city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

P.S. First time gardener? You'll want to download the quick start gardening guide below!