bacon broccoli salad

bacon broccoli salad

BACON MAKES EVERYTHING TASTE BETTER Remember that nasty little joke from our childhoods? ‘What’s the difference between broccoli and… I have no idea why our vegetable garden is pumping out three plus pound broccoli heads. They’re massive which is why I … Continue reading

pico de gallo

pico de gallo

Pico de Gallo – we eat this sh#t on everything! I know I’m stealing that line from a popular hot sauce, but it’s so true. I make buckets of this Mexican raw salsa throughout the summer. With a quick chop … Continue reading

hot caprese pasta salad – a new go-to

hot caprese pasta salad – a new go-to

Hot Caprese Pasta Salad is a keeper! My Hot Caprese Pasta Salad isn’t your typical  North American macaroni pot-luck go-to. Instead of elbow pasta, mayo and chopped celery, I borrowed ingredients from the classic Italian Caprese salad: tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, … Continue reading

guacamole – lickety-split

guacamole – lickety-split

GUACAMOLE READY IN NO TIME FLAT! Guacamole is wonderful as a dip for tortilla chips, spread on toast topped with an egg, or as part of a Tex-Mex wrap like the one I had for lunch. I started with a spinach flavoured … Continue reading

time for change

time for change

It’s a new year. Time for change. For someone who struggles with change as much as me, you wouldn’t think it would be such a constant in my life. Sometimes by design, mostly not. I’ve walked through my life, one … Continue reading

a kabillion woman-hours later

a kabillion woman-hours later

I am loving my gardens! In three years and a kabillion woman-hours later, my flowers are spilling over one another. The sad little chicken coop is framed with all the old-fashioned perennials that Dad rescued from the front of the house. Amazing what elbow … Continue reading