Category: Winter

Crafty Recipes: Whipped Snow

It’s probably a little early to be dreaming about snow but with the muggy weather I had today, I’m almost ready for winter. Well, almost ready…okay, not really, but the thought of winter made me think that it would be an excellent time to share my recipe for Whipped Snow. This is a fun little …

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February in the Flower Garden

In even the smallest garden its best to get ahead of the game during February and get on with jobs that will save you time once spring really gets underway. It is easy come April to realize that you should have pruned your roses in February. So here is a quick list of vital jobs …

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Steak and Ale Mushroom Pie

Many of us have been avoiding going out to eat during the pandemic, staying safe at home while grabbing takeout or enjoying our own cooking. But if you’re getting bored of the same staples or craving your wintertime pub favourites, it’s time to experiment in the kitchen with DIY recipes. Featuring wholesome ingredients like fresh …

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Slow Cooker Corned Beef, Barley, and Cabbage

Slow cooker meals perfect for cozy winter nights Looking to put a fresh twist on entertaining at home? Set a warm and casual tone by inviting friends and family to enjoy a classic Irish supper that pairs ideally with both light and full-bodied beer.  This easy recipe from GoBarley can be prepared the evening before …

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Creamy Tomato Hot And Sour Soup

Creative twists for soup season There are few things more comforting on a chilly evening than a bowl of perfectly simmered and seasoned soup. Easy or complicated, creamy or spicy, you simply can’t go wrong with soup during the winter. “Once the days grow shorter and the temperature drops, there is nothing I crave more …

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Recipe: Ahi Grapefruit Poke

Cook with seasonal fresh produce Winter months are perfect for peak season Florida Grapefruit. This versatile super fruit enriches the flavor of both sweet and savory dishes — adding sweetness, a pop of color and flavor. While Florida’s climate is perfect for nurturing fresh flavour, its subtropical growing conditions that mean heavy rains, intense sunshine …

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Plants for February

It may be cold outside and the garden a little bleak but there are still some stunning plants to be had that will really give your garden a lift at this time of year. From early bulbs to flowering shrubs, here is a short list of some of the very best. Narcissus is always a very …

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Amigurumi Snowman Pattern

I had some leftover white, pink, and grey skeins of yarn from the baby blanket that I last posted, and I liked the color combination so much that I made this amigurumi snowman & scarf with the yarn. Here is the snowman crochet pattern. Supplies Vanna’s Choice® White Vanna’s Choice® Silver Heather Vanna’s Choice® Rose Shocking Size F/3.75mm Crochet …

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February in the Vegetable Garden

There are always plenty of jobs to do even in the smallest vegetable garden as there is no denying that growing fruit and vegetables is high maintenance. So, with more to do there is always more to forget. Plan ahead by getting on top of those jobs that can be done early in the year. …

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Plant Bulbs, Bare Root Trees, and Winter Flowers in February in Mild Climates

Mild regions of the country will see rainfall in February, but even if the sky opens up, there will still be enough sunny days to plant bulbs, bare root trees and winter flowers and vegetables. Plant Summer Bulbs Bulbs that have been kept in cool, dry locations are ready to be planted. These bulbs include …

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