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 …

A clenched fist cannot receive

Yesterday I told a story about our rhubarb thief in the golf cart from many years ago, and my resulting passive aggressive response.    I’m not happy about that.  Honestly, we very gladly and willingly give from our garden.  It was the cutting of the stalks at the time that irked me more than anything.  …

Update on Bill & Amy’s Garden

We had a very rainy “Victoria Day” weekend here in Niagara, Ontario.   Not as rainy as the weather forecasters predicted, thank God.  I actually spent some time in prayer about it, because originally they were calling for over 100 mm (over 4″) with dangerous flooding all in one day, plus the two other days of …

Guillermo baked Gingerbread

Guillermo (my sweet William) has a very sweet tooth.  Not for candy, or gum.. but milk chocolate, cakes, cookies, squares.. if they’re anywhere NEAR the house.. he’ll sniff them out.  I’ve taken to trying to find the most obscure hiding places.. but when his sweet tooth calls.. he finds whatever I’ve hidden.  Even the darkest …

Cooking on a dime

The reality of this pandemic is sinking in. While we’re thankful for the government aid, it’s limited and considerably less than what we’re accustomed to and budgeted on. So we’re making cuts and doing what we can to save money. Neither of us knows what our future employment will look like – and bills keep …