I had a lovely time on Sunday morning chatting with Niki Jabbour on her radio show The Weekend Gardener. Imagine my delight when Niki announces to the world that she is a fan of my blog! I’ve been enjoying her books, web content, radio show, and her work in general for years, so I was … Continue reading Late Summer Family Foraging
I hope this month’s Five Things will inspire some of you to share in this joyful experience of nature’s abundance. I’ve noticed a growing interest in foraging in the last few years – there seem to be more books, workshops, guided walks, culinary experiences and restaurants featuring wild foods than ever before. I think this … Continue reading Five Things to Inspire: Foraging
I’m back. And I have so much to tell you. For the past five and a half years I’ve been deep in the frenetic, slow, joyful, depleting, isolating, transformative phase of self-discovery that is birthing and raising young children. There wasn’t much time for blogging, though there were a few false starts. I became a … Continue reading Here I am.
I can’t get enough of greens. Green food revitalizes me. Green also happens to be my favourite colour. I am so pleased that my daughter adores green food, too. She loves broccoli, peas, beans – she even eats raw kale and chard from the garden. A girl after my own heart. The other week I needed … Continue reading All Things Green and Good
Wednesday was a foggy, humid Nova Scotia midsummer day – wild roses tumbling over everything, thistles sending up their spikes, blueberries just hinting at ripeness, the thick air scented like fruit and flowers. This is the weather that stretches memories all the way back to the idyllic summers of childhood. Eleanor and I spent this particular afternoon in … Continue reading Boiled Icing: A Traditional Nova Scotia Recipe
This weekend I attended a local event steeped in tradition – the Conquerell Mills Horse and Ox Pull and Variety Supper. I was lured there by my foodie neighbour who promised long tables full of comfortingly humble farmer far. It certainly delivered- though the platter of fried balogna, popular last year, was no where to be … Continue reading Variety Supper
Spring is here – finally! Continue reading Culinary Renaissance