rhubarb scones with strawberry butter

rhubarb scones with strawberry butter

Rhubarb Scones with Strawberry Butter are a delicious way to jazz up your brunch menu. I love brunch. Actually, I love brunch food. I’m starving when I wake up, which is usually hours before any respectable brunch is served, so … Continue reading

homemade bread at the farm

homemade bread at the farm

It’s summer and that means it’s bread making season. You would think that the winter would inspire me to bake lovely homey loaves of hot steaming bread to warm up our frozen spirits. But no; I make bread in the … Continue reading

banana split bread and a dive bombing hummingbird

banana split bread and a dive bombing hummingbird

I love making banana bread. Not because it is effortless or because it’s delicious. Banana ‘anything’ completely appeals to my frugality. You have to use over ripe bananas. The more disgusting the bananas look; the better they will be in whatever you are baking. If a … Continue reading

her life is busy

her life is busy

She’s gone. Her unmade bed, her empty coffee cup and the tulips that I bought to welcome her home convince me that she was really here. Forty eight hours of her beautiful laugh, story telling, unnecessary hand holding and the occasional … Continue reading

St. Paddy’s Day

St. Paddy’s Day

I don’t have an Irish bone in my body but like every other full-blooded Saint Johnner I honour St Paddy’s Day. I remember one year Ralph attending the annual St Patrick’s Day dinner for men only. He left the house, dressed to … Continue reading

Love and Joy

Love and Joy

As I worked away in my kitchen this morning baking savory cookies, I was thinking about twenty-five years ago this month. I was waiting to birth two babies. My twins were due to arrive on January 4th, 1987. Having already tipped the … Continue reading

It Was A Wonderful Summer

It Was A Wonderful Summer

Early April – I picked fiddleheads in the pouring rain – they were the color of emeralds. Late April – Molly and I loved our daily walks through the woods. May – We found these tiny robin’s eggs in one … Continue reading