We had some very special company last week. Eleanor’s Great Grampie and Great Auntie came over for tea and banana bread, which seemed like the perfect occasion to share some fresh local strawberries. They are incredibly sweet and perfect this year thanks to all of the rain and gorgeous sunny weather. We cut up a few … Continue reading Company


I don’t have much time for posting lately because I am spending every free block of time in the garden. If I have five minutes, I pull weeds; ten minutes, I plant seeds and do some thinning; a luxurious fifteen and I stick in a few transplants and water; and if I have a thirty … Continue reading Thinnings

Back to Basics

Lately I’ve been feeling a bit uninspired in the culinary realm. Yes, I did just start a food blog. Yes, winter has finally come to an end – in fact, summer will arrive in less than two weeks. Things are growing, farmer’s markets are popping up everywhere and the Internet is exploding with seasonal recipes. … Continue reading Back to Basics

In the Garden

A slow start to Spring followed by house guests and the family cold that wouldn’t end meant a weekend of playing catch-up in the garden. I harvested and froze 10 cups of rhubarb and made rhubarb syrup for soda. I pulled out tons of Bigroot Geranium to make room for lavender and herbs. I planted … Continue reading In the Garden