… These days, I find myself reminiscing upon many a fond memory of my brother and me playing in our backyard. Pretending to dig up dinosaur bones in a remote and muddy corner of the yard and climbing our giant avocado tree were two of our favourite activities. As much of a fantasy world as […]
Here in Southern Manitoba, it’s amazing just how hot it gets in summer (47C/117F with humidity) compared to how cold it gets in winter (-50C/-58F). On those days when the temperature soars to astronomical heights, one dreams of just a taste of a cool, autumn breeze. To conjure up the sensation of that breeze, we dream of autumn colour.
Early harvest has begun and thus the early harvest recipes! This is a super simple slow cooker recipe that is anything but the same-old, same-old. This allows you to utilize your multi-tasking skills by preparing the perfect comfort-food meal to gather family and friends around the table for Sunday supper while enjoying the dog days of summer with them at the same time.
… With a few choice ingredients, your end-of-the-day routine can take you a world away. A few minutes of combining these ingredients and you are transported to a place of culinary bliss. Enjoy the journey with this simple yet flavourful recipe. Ingredients Chicken 1 lb of boneless chicken thighs, cubed 1 tsp salt 2 tbsp […]
… Warm and hearty soups during the cold, winter months are some of our favorite meals to make together. Especially when they are accompanied by a loaf of fresh, crusty bread, hot out of the oven. (This recipe is just as comforting and delicious in the warmer months too, though) To balance out the caloric heaviness of […]
… We get a lot of rainy days here in The Peg in the summertime. I love it, being from an area where precipitation is low causing a drought for the last several years. The prairie rains turn the multitude of trees here exceptional and varied shades of green and one can almost hear our flowers […]
… Berrys of any kind are the epitome of Summer and picking them fresh from the fields is a favourite activity with family and friends, in the early morning hours of a hot, Southern Manitoba day. The sweetness of berries can be a perfect complement to more savory ingredients as in this very berry summer […]
… These crispy, baked buneulos are a great alternative to the fried version and are definitely a favourite in our house. Instead of regular brown sugar, a brown sugar substitute, like Splenda, works perfectly for those with sugar sensitivities. Ingredients 1 package of 8″ wheat or white flour tortillas 3 tbsp melted butter (for brushing) […]
… … July is the time, at The Olenick House, when the harvesting of fresh veggies begins, which makes for some delicious recipes for Darren and I to enjoy together at the end of a long, hot Summer’s day. One such recipe is this hearty and healthy pasta dish chock full of protein and vitamin-rich […]
… A number of years ago, I was thrown into menopause at a relatively young age due to an inherited medical condition. Leaving my dear husband to brave this new adventure right along with me. He’s a trooper, I think I’ll keep him. As part of this new adventure, we are creating a beautiful home. […]
… Before our humble abode became The Olenick House, it was a rental property, and as such, not a lot of imagination was impressed upon the design choices within. But when Darren and I decided to make this our home together, we knew that one day, we could really make it a special place. That […]
… For most of my life, I lived in garden hardiness zone 10. Now I live in hardiness zone 3. Big difference, right? No kidding. Lol When I started my horticultural journey, some 20 years ago in Southern California, the garden centers and nurseries were filled with a plethora of plant choices and they still […]
… On the day I was born, the state of my country was in great disarray. Oddly enough, not unlike how it is at the moment. A brutal war raged in a far away country that left many struggling to reconcile patriotism with the ethical question of what it was all for. That was one […]
This light and lovely bundt cake is perfect for a special occasion,
Sunday brunch, or any time you crave something quick and sweet…and you won’t believe what’s in it!
… Good Housekeeping magazine published its first issue in May 1885, with the tag line “A family journal conducted in the interests of the higher life of the household”. The essential message, in its early issues, was that the kitchen served as a purely functional space, separate from the rest of the home. It was to […]