The Story of a Blog

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Hi, I’m Rose; and this blog is a dream come true for me. I’m so grateful for my techie daughter’s help in making this happen!

As long as I can remember, I have delighted in creating food for my loved ones. My first job was at a local bakery, which I quit once they started getting in machines to shape the bread, because I love pretty much every step of the bread-making production. To this day, bread remains one of my favourite forms of baking.

Years later, I married my handsome apple farmer, Steve. We would go to market with our family to sell local produce at our Martin’s Family Fruit Farm booth, along with the apples that we grew. I’ll tell you more about that in my posts as we go along. In order to introduce new or little-known products, I would bake a goody that incorporated it and hand out little samples along with the recipe. A plethora of fresh meats, produce, and dairy abounds in our area, and I love to use it in my cooking. We have an on-farm market at our orchard, so I am blessed with great abundance at my fingertips all year. This is the history behind the title of my blog, and I am excited to continue sharing through this new format.

My favourite people to cook for are the aforementioned handsome farmer, our four grown children, plus three lovely people who voluntarily joined our family through marriage, and one darling little grandson, whose toothless grin could melt a heart of stone.

My husband and I both come from a long line of great cooks, whose recipes I intend to pass on to you. I love hearing how recipes come to play a part in a family’s heritage, don’t you? As I stated in my bio, we love to travel, so some of the recipes will have exotic flavours shining through. Whatever form it takes, this blog will feature fresh, usually local and seasonal products; although I do love citrus, chocolate, coconut, and avocados too. Oh, and did I mention coffee? Please, let’s have a moment of silence. Thank you. So forgive me if I sneak in some faraway treasures at times.

I am so excited to share the “scoop” on our area’s bounty. Let’s get cookin’.

Here is what you can expect from my posts. 

  • a featured product with information on its use, storage, and production 
  • a recipe featuring said product
  • a story or memory regarding the recipe
  • photos of the finished product, including any tricky steps

18 thoughts on “The Story of a Blog

    Diane martin said:
    March 15, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    Oh Rose this is so awesome . Proud of u girl friend

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      rosekmartin responded:
      March 15, 2017 at 4:24 pm

      Thanks, Diane! I appreciate the support!

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    Phyllis Halteman said:
    March 15, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    I am so excited about this! Since I had never even heard of the Oxford comma 😧 (gasp! How can we be friends!) this is sure to be an interesting ride!
    All the best!

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      rosekmartin responded:
      March 15, 2017 at 11:16 pm

      Thanks, Phyllis! I guess I’ll keep you on as a friend anyway. 😜

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    Richelle Frey said:
    March 15, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    Can’t wait to try out some of your recipes:-(

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      rosekmartin responded:
      March 15, 2017 at 10:58 pm

      Thanks, Richelle! I’m looking forward to sharing them!

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    Ava said:
    March 15, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    What fun for you and your readers! Looking forward to enjoying verbal cuisine and sipping good coffee at your table.

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      rosekmartin responded:
      March 15, 2017 at 10:56 pm

      Thank you! Let’s do this for real sometime!

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    M Weber said:
    March 15, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    Good for you, Rose. Love reading your FB posts, so I know I will enjoy your blog. Happy writing!

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      rosekmartin responded:
      March 15, 2017 at 10:56 pm

      Thanks, Marie! I look forward to it too.

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    Monica said:
    March 15, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    Welcome to the blog world, Rose! I look forward to reading your interesting posts. I blog about food, too. Now we can be blog buddies and facebook friends. 🙂

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      rosekmartin responded:
      March 15, 2017 at 10:57 pm

      Really? How did I not know about your blog? What is it called? I’m sure I would love it!

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        Monica said:
        March 27, 2017 at 5:43 pm

        Ha, I see you found me at Blue Skies and Shoofly Pies. Thanks for visiting!

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    Steve Diefenbacher said:
    March 15, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    Yum I like a good recipe
    “Oiya case ” maybe?

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      rosekmartin responded:
      March 15, 2017 at 10:55 pm

      Who knoweth which way the milk curdleth? We shall see!

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    Lena Martin said:
    March 16, 2017 at 12:36 am

    Your spontaneous writing style will undoubtedly add much flavor and spice to your eagerly awaited for recipes!

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      rosekmartin responded:
      March 16, 2017 at 2:18 am

      Thanks, Lena! I’m happy to combine the two.

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    Ruby Weber said:
    March 17, 2017 at 3:36 am

    PLEASE send me your blogs

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