Sunday, July 10, 2016

The ultimate in homestead gardening....


I have just taken this photo of our garden peas-high and healthy despite the worst June drougt in forty years. Go figure!
If you have any arable land at all, take a moment to check out the website below:
Well, they DO live in California, not our zone 4/5 area of Canada, but many of their ideas and events are food for the mind, not to mention the soul and the tummy.
The next time I see yet another parking lot of pavement laid, I may have a tiny bit more in my personal arsenal of knowledge to combat the tragic loss of farmland.

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Two of my favourite things

An old rose in pink, and my lime green ruffle vase. 
The Rose is a heritage "Four Seasons", which, I learned this year, either loves to grow wild, or only has the occasional massive year of flowering. Either way, it is having its final week of glory and I'm loving the scent! Pruning can come later....

Monday, June 20, 2016

Current Exhibit - on now!

I personally love the Todmorden space, partly because of its heritage location, its trails on site, and the fact that it is seems so far removed from the Toronto mega core. 
The current CFS exhibit (see details below) makes one more reason to go and enjoy the space. I found it a well curated show, with strong little pockets here and there to add variety to the stunning main space pieces. Do go if you can make it. And yes, I have a piece on display - my most recent one from the Lake Superior, Pukaskwa series. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Does pickling vinegar dissolve nail polish?

The kitchen smells of cloves and vinegar with an undertone of dill. An hour and a half peeling pearl onions and this is what we got - 3 small cocktail jars of pickles.  It looked easy on Martha's site. Easy is not the same as fast! Is there a machine for this?

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