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Herby Shortbread Cookies

Herby Shortbread Cookies

Edible flowers are really fun to grow alongside your veggies and herbs. Calendula flowers have a gorgeous lemony flavour that can lend itself to all kinds of sweet and savoury dishes. It is particularly well paired in baked goods with a big collection of herbs […]

Salmon & Pesto Pizza

Salmon & Pesto Pizza

It’s Friday night, and that means, Pizza Time! Topped with some gorgeous summer flavours and ready for a relaxing evening. Since it’s Summer, it’s time to be cooking your pizzas outdoors when possible. You don’t even need a pizza oven if you don’t have the […]

Drying Chamomile for Tea

Drying Chamomile for Tea

Chamomile tea is the quintessential relaxation drink. After a long, stressful day, there’s really nothing quite like cuddling up under a blanket with a warm mug of chamomile tea. (And maybe a cat of dog to pet) This wonderful little flower is such a great […]

Rhubarb Jam with Farmgate Cider

Rhubarb Jam with Farmgate Cider

Early summer in Ontario is the time of the season when rhubarb is in abundance. And there are so many ways to enjoy it! We will eat rhubarb in as many ways as we can when it’s available but it can be sad to watch […]

Radishes: Growing, Storing & Eating them.

Radishes: Growing, Storing & Eating them.

The end of spring in my garden is radish time! Short season growing can be difficult and can feel like you’ve been dealt the wrong end of the stick. But short growing veggies like radishes sure do help. Radishes are the ultimate short season vegetable […]

Chocolate Stout Cake

Chocolate Stout Cake

There was a crooked man, Who walked a crooked mile. He found a crooked sixpence, Upon a crooked stile. He bought a crooked cat, Who caught a crooked mouse, And they all lived together in a crooked little house. That, is the Mother Goose rhyme […]

Starting and Keeping a Sourdough Starter

Starting and Keeping a Sourdough Starter

Sourdough bread is such a magical food. And a sourdough starter, or Levain, is what allows this delicious bread to be so magical. Keeping one around the house is something that I’ve done for many years. It takes just a few minutes either every day […]

Cedar Plank Salmon

Cedar Plank Salmon

At our house, Summer food is all about fresh veggies and Barbeque! This cedar plank grilled salmon recipe is so easy that it is a must at our house through the season. Pairing the fatty salmon with soft Mediterranean herbs and a hint of spicy […]

Skillet Cookie

Skillet Cookie

You know those days when you’re at work and you think to yourself, “I NEED a giant chocolate chip cookie in my life.”? I know I’m not alone here. Sometimes the day is too long, too cold, too full of people NOT bringing you cookies. […]

Tomato Trellis

Tomato Trellis

The Fool Proof Way Every gardener who grows tomatoes has been through that one season of absolute tomato jungle. Trying to keep up with voracious vines, pinching off growing tips to try to slow it down, or struggling to find large enough trellis setups. This […]