Niagara is a great place to live, and especially in the fall with autumn colours around and harvest season upon us. We have a garden and usually grow tomatoes, cucumbers, and (thanks to a well designed cage to outsmart very motivated bunnies), beans. A great thing about our location is an abundance of local farms: everything from pick-your-own strawberries in June, cherries in July, to apples, pears, and peaches in the fall. We cook and bake a lot, as well as do a lot of home canning.

The recipes presented below are some of our favourites. In many cases we’ve learned how to make dishes we have enjoyed at restaurants and in other cases I have some rare European delights such as kifli. Enjoy!

Hot Salsa

Makes six or seven 500ml jars

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