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How to Prepare Your Strawberries for the Winter

It’s another one of those rites of passage of learning to garden–killing the strawberries you so desperately wanted to save. Everybody loves strawberries, but nobody likes it when the strawberry plants they invested in last Spring die a slow and horrible death over the cold Canadian Winter.  Not that I’m

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Must Try Saskatoon Berry Recipes

After a long day of Saskatoon berry picking, it’s time to fantasize about what you’ll make with all those delicious berries!  I’ve rounded up my favourite Saskatoon berry pie, muffins, cake and more for your baking pleasure.

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Saskatoon Berry Pie

Nothing says summer like a classic Saskatoon berry pie.  You can have your blueberries, but I’ll take slightly tart Saskatoon berries instead any day of the week. This Saskatoon berry recipe is just like the one Grandma used to make and can be made with either fresh or frozen berries.

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Saskatoon Berry Muffins

When you were growing up, did you have a favourite afterschool snack?  I don’t remember what I had when I was at home, but I do remember what my grandma usually made for me when I was at her house–Saskatoon Berry Muffins.

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28 Hardy Fruits You Can Grow in Zone 2 and 3

Are you dreaming of a backyard orchard or food forest but think that because you’re in zone 2 or zone 3 you’re restricted to crab apples? Absolutely not!  There are 28 hardy perennial fruits you can grow that are perfect for a cold climate and short growing season. I’ve done

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Delicious Maple Spice Crab Apple Butter

Do you have a favourite smell?  One that brings back all your favourite memories?  Of crisp Autumn days or happy times in the kitchen? If I could pick one smell, it would be crab apples. Their pretty red-pink might also win for best colour too.  I digress. Lessons in Crab

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6 Hardy Fruits You Can Grow From Seed

When you live in a colder climate, it’s easy to think that your fruit growing options are limited. Not so! These six hardy fruits can be grown from seed in Canada or any colder zone. You can start these fruits indoors, then set them outside in your garden or in

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White Chocolate Raspberry Scones

Do you have tonnes of raspberries from your canes, and no idea how to use them all?  If you’re bored with jam and looking for something delicious, you need these white chocolate raspberry scones in your life–stat.

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Saskatoon Berry Mini Pavlovas

We all love a good Saskatoon berry pie, crisp, or muffin, but what about when you want something different?  These Saskatoon Berry Mini Pavlovas are easy, low carb, and they look super impressive! Because let’s be real, I always want my desserts to look impressive.

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Saskatoon Berry Hand Pies

You’ve been making pies, and now you have this awkward little bit of pie filling left over. What do you do? Don’t throw it out, make these easy hand pies instead! You’ll need 2 heaping tablespoons of leftover pie filling per hand pie, pre-made butter pastry, and a pizza cutter

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Kristen

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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.

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