Bustin’ out all over ….in April

We covered Lovage last week, so I thought I would start by showing off what warmer weather and sun has done in a week, a good eight inches. The chives in the back are almost ready to flower which will make for lovely purple flower garnishes along with the dandelion petals on the left. Our […]

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May Wine

Beltane welcomes in the light side of the wheel and so foods and beverages tend to also become lighter in taste. Hot red wine grogs and toddies give way to Dandelion wine, punches, white grape juice and May Wine. May wine is an infused white wine, traditionally made with Sweet Woodruff. It was just starting […]

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Bonfire Cakes

As the light from the morning sun begins to reduce the darkness on the first day of May,  people in times past, would gather near Norfolk, England and on the beacon hills along the Michael Leyline which runs southwest to the tip of Cornwall. They would wait until the first tiny sliver of the sun […]

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Back at Jean’s Herb Garden & Lovage

I was treated with a lovely tour through Jean’s garden the other day. ( I had been by myself for last week’s post ) The garlic are happily doing their thing, all 800 plus and moving the stones to between the beds is almost finished. There are trillium, rhodo’s and flowering blackberries in bloom.The Solomon’s […]

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Earth Day Part Two

Happy Earth Day Everyone! Here are three more suggestions for celebrating, today or any other day. As mentioned yesterday Earth Day is about a world view as much as it is about April 22. 4. Nature Crafts There are many ways to support the natural wildlife and the bees that keep our harvests healthy. A […]

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Earth Day Part One

I know that you know Earth Day is a world view not a day of the year but having a special time to remember to remember is good too so here are six things that you could do with family and friends to refocus the choices we make the rest of the year, three today […]

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Avocado Brownies with Orange, Rum & Hazelnuts

With all the chocolate sweets running around this weekend, I thought I would share something rich and intensely flavourful that isn’t chocked full of sugar and chemicals. I promise you will not need to eat the whole thing to feel you have had your chocolate fix. This recipe came out of a recent trip to […]

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Jean’s Herb Garden & Chives

We will all have the excellent fortune of being able to follow a beautiful herb garden through the season. This garden is built in a circle, contained by box wood with gravel pathways that cross the middle to create four sections. In each section are two large pots that allow for the containing of fast […]

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Nut Butter Eggs

Peanut Butter eggs are a favourite kid friendly recipe for this time of the year and you can find many recipes on line. Most of them start with goodly amounts of icing sugar added to peanut butter. Now I know it may seem like I don’t watch sugar intake if you saw the last post […]

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Decorated Spring Cupcakes

Looking for a play day in the kitchen with the kids? I took a trip to my local bulk foods store and spent under $3.00 for all the trimmings needed to make a batch of cupcakes that most people would relate to as something for Easter. Ostara may be behind us but with the weather […]

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