Homemade Yogurt

My Mom’s been making homemade yogurt for years. My parents have a dairy farm, so fresh milk is readily available. My son loves plain yogurt, and we go through it so much, that I decided I wanted to start making my own yogurt as well. So many recipes require a thermometer and seem fairly finicky.…

Pea Soup

Ingredients: 500g split peas 500g ham hock 1 smoked sausage, sliced 4 onions, chopped 1 carrot, sliced 1 celery root (celeriac), cubed 2 leeks, sliced 2  peeled potatoes, cubed salt freshly ground pepper 2 Tbsp finely chopped celery leaves Directions: Wash the split peas and let them soak overnight (include enough water that it lies at least…

Garden Pizza

Today is Pizza Friday! I thought it might be the perfect time to introduce a new pizza recipe. This is one of our favourite types of pizza to make. It’s a pizza popular in Pennsylvania. Having family from that area, we were fortunate enough to be introduced to it. It’s simple, slightly healthy (with the…

Shaffer Pizza Sauce

Each Friday we have a tradition of making our own homemade pizzas. We have found this to be a special tradition as we have joined two family recipes and made it our own. The dough we get from my family, and the sauce from Stephen’s. With permission, we’re sharing our sauce recipe. Ingredients: 6oz. Tomato…