pink coconut meringues for Easter

pink coconut meringues for Easter

For most of the world Easter means springtime: tree buds bursting open, tiny flower heads pushing through soft earth, birdsong, kneesocks, marbles and skipping ropes. In eastern Canada, it means we can start hoping that winter’s over. These delicate, melt-in-your-mouth … Continue reading

I’m back…

I’m back…

Sorry about that! About two months ago, I made the decision to run in a local election to serve on the Saint John city council. I’ve done it before. For five weeks, completely immersed in the campaign, I ignored housework, … Continue reading

fiddleheads…

fiddleheads…

Mother’s day Gentle rain and fiddleheads on the banks of the Saint John River. Flowers Cards and phone calls… one year ago: fish tacos two years ago: fiddlehead primavera Thanks for reading.

Springtime @italianbynight

Springtime @italianbynight

Spring, or as we say at Italian by Night, Primavera has sprung! New antipasti… New pastas with lighter sauces… And shell-fish… Plump, succulent seafood in garlicky tomato and wine reductions. I confessed to my daughter Kate on opening night that I was … Continue reading

Smells like Mud…

Smells like Mud…

Gritty sidewalks yet to be swept, discarded Christmas trees scorched orange from the sun sit in alley ways, school children shiver in their brightly colored flip-flops as they walk to school and the intoxicating smell of mud. It’s Spring in … Continue reading

Rhubarb Cobbler and Apple Blossoms

Rhubarb Cobbler and Apple Blossoms

Life is busy on the farm. When I decorated the farmhouse last summer, I decided to forgo curtains because every view is spectacular and I couldn’t bare to cover it up. The down side to all of this eye candy is that the … Continue reading

Spring Vegetable Soup

Spring Vegetable Soup

Last year, at the end of summer, Dad and I discussed where we would be building our new vegetable garden. We have a lovely flat meadow directly behind our house which receives full sunlight all day. It is close to … Continue reading