It’s mostly Amy’s kitchen…

But “Amy’s kitchen”was already taken on WordPress, and my dearly beloved really does a lot most of the work in our garden and on the Q, so I’ll share the blog name with him.  I love posting pictures of our tasty healthy dinners, and the miraculous growth in the garden, but I’m sure people on Facebook are getting tired of it.  I’ve decided instead to blog our yummy dinners, garden pictures, birds, trees, flowers and whatever else catches my eye and makes me happy.   We live in an exceptionally beautiful area within Niagara Peninsula in southern Ontario, also known as the “fruit belt”.  We are blessed with an endless bounty of amazing fresh local produce in the summer & autumn months.

The colours, aromas, shapes, textures and sizes are all so pleasing.   I love the smell on my hands when I pick fresh basil, mint, summer savory or Rosemary from my herb garden, or the juice of harvested garlic  running over my fingers.  

 The almost prickly fuzz on fresh picked zucchini  tickles.  I get excited at the first bright blooms, and when bees visit… Knowing we’ll have juicy plump fruit very soon.    

   Welcome to this one dimensional blog… Hopefully through my photos and words you will be able to smell the sweetness of fresh local strawberries, smell the sun heated herbs, feel the fuzz on zucchini, peaches and even green beans..   Bon appetite!! 

Published by billandamyskitchen

Bill (Guillermo 'cause he likes pretending he knows Spanish) and I (Amy) have been married since Sept 2005. We live in Southern Ontario, Canada - Niagara Peninsula in fact, smack dab between 2 of the Great Lakes. We love God, our family, our church family, and making each other laugh. (ergo the profile pic, he decided to make our photographer laugh by throwing a leg up on me just before the shutter clicked, which made ME laugh) When we married, I told Bill: "I don't know how to cook" but he had faith in me. So 15 years later, I'm still learning, and having fun. I've never (in my whole life) cooked a whole bird, chicken, turkey or otherwise. I've never roasted a beef, other than in a crockpot on low for 8 hrs. I like trying to find healthy & easy recipes and then I rarely follow them. I don't enjoy recipes that take hours or intricate steps. I have a special fondness for the Podleski sisters, writers/creators of the Looney Spoons, Crazy Plates and Yum/Yummer cookbooks. In 2018 we suddenly decided to rip our small house apart from stem to stern, moving out for 4.5 months while the house was demolished inside and out, and then rebuilt with an addition. If you go back in the archives to July-Dec 2018 you can follow that story. It's made our house open and so much more conducive to entertaining, small groups and large. It's given us the kitchen I've dreamed of to create and learn in. We feel incredibly blessed to be able to write about our journey, our faith in God and some fun recipes along the way. Thanks for joining us.

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  1. A typical “dutch” meal is never complete without a potato added in some form. It is refreshing to see that you enjoy a double veggie option. We do this quite often as well and feel no pressure to do it. Sometimes we even add a salad 😉

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