Gourds are really nothing more than little squashes (the word comes from the French courgettes). This time of year you can find them all over the place, usually in mesh bags, at grocery stores, markets, and home centres. But what the heck do you do with...

All this month, we’ve been celebrating Squashtober and the amazing, awesome, super delicious fruits of the season. We thought we’d just take a moment to look at our own favourites, and see if you have any of your own! Butternut Squash This is probably Steve’s all-time favourite...

While it’s delicious and a great side dish to any fall meal, squash is also filling. A little goes a long way, and it’s not exactly known for coming in small packages. So, what do you do with leftover squash? Well, in truth there are tons of...

The acorn squash is one of the most common and readily-available winter squashes. It’s also full of flavour, easy to work with, and keeps extremely well. It can be sliced into wedges or rings, baked, deep fried, roasted, or even grilled. You might remember we did...

Giving thanks isn’t always easy.   Amid the turmoil of frustrations that make up everyday life. Amid the unfinished homework and messy bedrooms. Amid the bills and taxes and myriad little drains on prosperity. Amid the unwashed dishes and unmowed lawns.   Giving thanks isn’t always easy.   When we’re exhausted from sleepless nights. When...

Thanksgiving just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without a great, homemade pumpkin pie. At least, that’s what we’re told. But when you’re looking at a great spread, complete with desserts, a little light changeup is nice. I’ve been having a great time this year making some fantastic cupcake and...

You know we like to keep a tidy entryway as much as possible. However, with limited closet space in the house and even more limited hanging space in the front entry, this has been a bit of a challenge. We started by creating a wainscoting...

It isn’t always easy to be completely committed to gratitude these days. There’s a lot going on in the world that’s scary and distracting. Every second we’re awake, some new soundbite is clawing at our attention, while we get caught up in the most divisive...

There’s a rule of thumb in cooking: if you find multiple recipes for the same kind of thing, figure out what they have in common. That’s the actual recipe. Everything else is a tweak or a family signature – which is totally fine, and it’s...

In the last few years, it seems the food industry has gone completely bonkers over pumpkin spice. It’s in lattes. It’s in cookies. It’s in loaves. It’s even in dog food. But what the heck is “pumpkin spice,” and what’s the big deal about it? Well, there’s not...