Meatballs and Tomato Sauce

Fall is “Trending”  I think that in a previous life I was a chipmunk or squirrel, because as soon as the first few leaves fall off the trees, and the signs of fall start to appear, I get busy stocking up for the winter.   The days grow shorter around here, and it starts getting dark out early.  I find that when it gets dark out around supper time , you really don’t feel much like doing alot of cooking, it’s more like time to go to bed and hibernate, so that is why I love filling the freezer with as much prepared food as possible to help get a meal on the table during the winter months when you are tired after work and don’t have much energy  left to cook large meals. Continue reading

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Pickled Eggplant

~Pickled Eggplant, also known as “Aubergine”~

The eggplant is very popular in a variety of cultures.  What an interesting vegetable in deed.  It’s a member of the nightshade family, and has been cultivated throughout the world dating back to the middle ages.  This is the first year  that I have tried growing some, and so far the results are good.  With so many varieties to pick, I tried some small green and white striped ones .  They seem pretty well resistant to the ferocious insects of Northern Ontario, and did not need very much of my attention, making them a winner for my garden. I like simple gardening with a high yield .

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