New Beginnings

There’s something magical about spring. It’s true that where we live, every season brings its own beauty and joy. The sun and heat of summer, lake life, water sports, golf and gardening, and those long, warm evenings, sometimes with a thunderstorm for entertainment. Autumn with its stunning colours, bountiful harvest, bright sunny days and cooler... Continue Reading →

Love To Garden: The Pandemic Plot

I think we can all agree that it's been a particularly weird year. "Weird" is the kindest way to describe how this global pandemic has impacted so many aspects of our lives. There was one positive outcome for me, as my "pandemic plot" was a success. And I don't mean a plot to overtake the... Continue Reading →

Love to Garden: Mushrooms

I love the process of growing the vegetables in my garden, or flowers in the yard. It's exciting to start something from seed and watch it progress, to the point of harvesting it to eat or simply marvelling at the colours of the blooms. But I didn't know I could grow mushrooms at home. At... Continue Reading →

A Twist on Tortilla Soup

One of the classic dishes you’ll often find in Mexico is tortilla soup. There are a multitude of versions of this dish. We’ve had it made only with broth and served with toppings like avocados and tortilla strips. We’ve had a version with chicken in it, and a version with beef. I decided to try... Continue Reading →

Doukhobor Borscht

There’s something special about homemade soup, especially when it’s made with fresh garden vegetables. My friend Cheryl introduced me to this variation on borscht that I had never experienced before. She made such a delicious batch, I had to get the recipe and try it at home. I’m not sure my version was as good... Continue Reading →

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