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Artisan Bread Workshop

I tempted fate by posting the bread recipe I use, two days before attending an Artisan Bread Baking workshop. Tucked into the back room of the Homesteaders Emporium, eight of us learned the basics of…

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Family photo shoot giveaway!

[ The winner of this giveaway is Catriona C! If you didn’t win, pop over to Mama Papa Bubba and try your luck again! ]   I am not a photo shoot kind of person.…

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Baking bread

I think I’ve cracked it now. I know wholemeal bread is better for you, and when I have a good slice of chewy, nutty, ever-so-slightly sweet wholemeal I am a happy woman. However, those moments…

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Really local flour: Urban Grains

Homemade bread, spread with overnight apple butter, made with my new very local flour One Saturday morning we drove around East Van by the train tracks and Strathcona Park, looking for a warehouse. It was…

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Laneway House Tour with Vancouver Heritage Foundation

Vancouver is a tough place to be if you’re thinking about buying your first home. We’re not a suburban kind of family, but we can’t afford an actual house in the city proper. The City…

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