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How to Render Fat {Pork, Beef, Bear = Lard + Tallow}

Dont be scared of rendering fat! The great news is no matter the fat youre rendering, the method is the same. No fancy tools needed, although a meat grinder will make the job quicker. Years ago I did a post … Continue reading How to Render Fat {Pork, Beef, Bear = Lard + Tallow}

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Maple Syrup Snow Candy

In our family, we have cold weather traditions. This makes the winter days not quite so long. Really blizzardy day? Seven Brides for Seven Brothers! First day below -30C? Maple syrup snow candy! Most recipes I’ve seen call for a cup of maple syrup but I find for 5 kids and two adults (my niece and nephew are usually here for it), half a cup means everyone gets a treat without it being excessive or too expensive. Maple syrup ain’t cheap yo! Continue reading Maple Syrup Snow Candy

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Make Your Own Tallow Balm {Best all purpose salve and body butter EVER}

The fats in tallow are so close to the make-up of fats below the skin on our body, making Tallow Balm so nourishing and absorbable to our parched skin. In winter our hands get so chapped and dry we can’t live without it. In summer, the dirt from the garden dries out our feet and hands, often making cracks in our feet, ouch! I use Tallow Balm as a baby bum cream, for chapped cheeks, lip balm, cuts, you name it! My aunt gave up steroid cream for eczema after trying this and her hands have never been happier. I hope you enjoy our all purpose balm. Continue reading Make Your Own Tallow Balm {Best all purpose salve and body butter EVER}

Rustic Fruit Tart

I’ve been making Rustic Fruit Tart for eons. Or as much as a 25 year old could have baked in their life. It’s the perfect palette for whatever fruit is in season, your fridge, or your freezer. This one was rhubarb, peach and cranberries. The cranberries were just a hint, enough to add a zing. I find it much easier than a dish pie to make and it’s great for a casual dessert, yet has a rustic greatness that you could put on any fancy plate to dress it up. No plate needed! So take it to a summer BBQ and share it around! I hope you enjoy it, because it’s a family favourite! Continue reading Rustic Fruit Tart