Happy July – What’s Growing on?

We celebrated CANADA DAY very unceremoniously this year.. thanks to Covid-19.  Honestly, Bill and i aren’t ones to celebrate Canada day very ceremoniously any given year.  Not that we don’t love our country and where we live.. but we just don’t love crowds.  We actually really really really don’t like crowds, traffic, parking, etc.  So …

Salons are open! and an attempt at a Galette

(edited) I recently saw a blog post on “Cooking without limits” for rhubarb galette.  I’ve never heard of galette!  But MAYBE this would solve my pastry issues!   Her recipe called for Agave.. which I thought for sure I had in the house.. but then remembered I brought it to work quite a while ago, and …

Garlic scape & radish greens pesto

IF ever there was a time to eat more garlic and not worry about it… it’ s now during Covid.  For those people who just won’t stay 6′ or 2 meters away… they certainly will if you’re eating raw scapes! 🙂 I’ve just started harvesting my scapes.  I like to wait til they’re curly.  My …

now THAT’s a garden salad!

did you know that Rutabaga leaves are edible?  I looked it up! https://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/outdoors/gardening/growing-rutabaga-greens If you remember… i had a big waxed Rutabaga on my counter a couple of months ago, and cut off the ends that were sprouting.. put them in water for a couple weeks.. then planted. Pics from the last couple months : …

Blossoms, Beans & Baby Birdies

First off… is this not the CUTEST baby bird you’ve seen?  Our Oriole family has been coming together to feed, Dad with baby daughter (pictured here) and sometimes Mom with baby son.  We have at last 3 adult males.. not sure how many females, the males I’ve been able to distinguish by their markings.   Today …

Beans, Beans.. good for your heart…

………………… and then you’ll want another meal, of BEANS, BEANS good for your heart! we ate a LOT of beans as kids.. trimmed them, cut them.. ate them.  And yet, I still love beans.  My dad grew them, we trimmed them, mom cooked them, and we all ate them.   green beans, and “sneijbonen” or scarlett …