Zucchini Relish

We are lucky, our Zucchini has conveniently gone through phases of not producing, which has let me catch up with processing them. These lovely vegetables are so easy to grow, and impossible to give-away because everyone grows them because they are so easy to grow. So here is an alterative to baking with it. Ingredients…

Wooden Knives

Making cutting boards has been a lot of fun, and I am continuing to explore ways that I can make new patterns. As I have been enjoying making them, an idea came that it would be fun to have some wooden charcuterie knives to go with some of them. I checked out Pinterest for ideas…

200 Ramblings

WOWZA! This is the 200th rambling post that I have written. I am so glad that so many of you continue to enjoy our fumbling and bumbling through landscaping our yard, and have now also been sucked into reading about our favourite garden recipes as well as some of the other hobbies and projects we…

Gourmet Beet Salad

We watch a lot of cooking shows and we recently watched a Masterchef episode where the contestants were cooking in one of the judges restaurants. They showed this delicious beet salad that I had to try to replicate. Granted, the replication is based on description and look only. It is pretty easy, and has a…

July Comparisons

Well, it is comparison time! It has been an interesting month of July where we live with a heat dome bringing in record heats at the beginning of the month, quickly followed by severely smokey skies that are making it possible to look directly at the red ball sun in the sky. The fact that…

Bees Knees, Pretty Ladies & Crawlies

As a kid, I always thought only bees were pollinators and if we ever lost them, then we would be completely doomed because we would have no food. Luckily we have a lot of pollinators out there, bees are just the best a what they do. As I continue to watch the bugs in the…

Apricotageddon Jam

As previously noted we got inundated with apricots from our neighbours tree, so it was only natural to make a bunch of jam! Here is the delicious recipe followed by some chit chat (if you are interested). INGREDIENTS *Makes about 8 half-pints. 8 cups of diced apricots 1/4 cup lemon juice 5 cups sugar 1…

Apricotageddon

Last year in February (2020), when we were gung-ho to get out in the yard as winter was slowly disappearing, I wrote about trimming some trees that our neighbours have, which overhang the fence and our yard. In that “Boundaries” post, I noted that the trimming was partly to keep the fruit from our yard,…

Summer Garden Toast

This is one of our go-to breakfast or dinner summer recipes. It is super simple and delicious! INGREDIENTS Bread – your choice Tomatoes Onions or shallots cucumber Hummus or goat cheese Salt & pepper Eggs Bacon DIRECTIONS Make your toast. I recommend a little darker toast because you are going to load it up with…

Mid-Summer Check-In

Time to do a garden check-in. Overall the garden is fantastic. Everything seems to be growing well, though we have had a few hiccups. So let’s do a quick rundown of where everything is. Our flowers are all doing great. The planters in the front yard have grown abundant, with some of the vines hitting…