Consider the Sparrow

Have you ever seen birds fight over food in the feeders? I have 4 birdfeeders up outside my dining room window, which is now my study space. The birds distract me regularly. Sometimes I swear they had personalities. There definitely seems to be a hierarchy among the species and I’m learning the differences between how …

Ba de yah, Say do you Remember?

We’ve made it to September. (thank you Earth, Wind and Fire for those memorable lyrics… ba de yah… ) I don’t remember a longer hotter summer. I’m sure there’s some record books on it somewhere. it was 17 C (my personal favourite temperature) on the deck this morning with a slight breeze, and clear blue …

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 …