strawberry rhubarb pie for Canada Day

strawberry rhubarb pie for Canada Day

Every year as farm stands display their first crop of local strawberries, I’m catapulted back in time. The girls were seven years old and my main focus was keeping them entertained during the summer holiday. It didn’t matter what we … Continue reading

bridal shower mode…

bridal shower mode…

The Hooton family is in total ‘get ready for Meg’s bridal shower’ mode! Meggie asked her sisters Kate and Sara to stand as her maids of honour. She refused to choose one above the other…They are co-hosting her bridal shower, along … Continue reading

mossy fences long forgotten

mossy fences long forgotten

There was a time when this fence belonged to a beloved piece of farmland.  Imagine my sweet Hampstead, sixty years ago, before the government of the day in their infinite wisdom decided to expropriate the surrounding farms for a militia … Continue reading

homemade Montreal steak spice

homemade Montreal steak spice

Life is bursting everywhere I look. The farmer next to us was surprised to learn that the gelding he was boarding for the winter turned out to be a bit of a stud! Two of his mares foaled this Spring. Our neighbour … Continue reading

rhubarb crisp on a rainy day

rhubarb crisp on a rainy day

Rhubarb crisp after it’s been raining for days. Not a warm Spring rain, more of a stings your face because it’s so harsh kind of a rain. It’s OK. I had loads of catch up stuff to attend to, the … Continue reading

ciabatta at the farm

ciabatta at the farm

Ciabatta is one of my favorite Italian breads. Mom brought a loaf, for dinner, last Sunday and raved about how quick and easy it was to make. I’ve been experimenting with ciabatta recipes for Italian by Night for months but … Continue reading