pickled peppers

pickled peppers

Last week, while I was working on the new menu for Italian by Night, I got a ping from Sean MaGrath, photographer extraordinaire/web guy wizard. ” Would you like some pepperoncini peppers?”  It’s very cool to be top of mind when friends have … Continue reading

PRESERVED LEMON, BASIL AND CHICKEN PASTA

PRESERVED LEMON, BASIL AND CHICKEN PASTA

PRESERVED LEMON ADDS A POP OF TART SALTY MOUTH-DROOLING FLAVOUR. If you like lemon, you’ll lose your mind when you taste preserved lemon. [click link to see how to make your own] The preserving process intensifies the lemon’s pungent tang which gives an … Continue reading

cassis e framboise confiture

cassis e framboise confiture

RIGHT TURN CLYDE! For those of you who remember my jubilation last summer when I’d discovered that my struggling teeny black current shrub had miraculously birthed an over-flowing pound of ripe juicy berries, you’ll understand me being tickled beyond pink … Continue reading

as summer fades…

as summer fades…

An overcast Sunday morning at the farm, as summer starts to fade away… I don’t know where the time went this summer. It feels like we just unpacked and here we are on the eve of September. The gardens are … Continue reading

basil pesto – make a stash

basil pesto – make a stash

When John Denver sang the line, “life on the farm is kinda laid back” it should have been clear to the world that he’d never lived on a farm! At least, not during the summer… We own a hobby farm … Continue reading

pickled beets

pickled beets

This is the second post in my HOW TO PICKLE series. Whether you tried the pickled turnip or not doesn’t matter – not everybody would be interested in pickling a turnip. Pickled Beets are an old-time pickle favourite in my family. … Continue reading