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

pea shoots and buttercups

pea shoots and buttercups

Even at fifty-one years old, the first day of summer vacation is so exciting. I’m not sure what it is about my personality but schedules, commitments, lists and appointments leave me feeling panicked and confined. Summer at the farm means happy, happy freedom… … Continue reading

12 days until we launch…

12 days until we launch…

In twelve days, we will serve Italian food at the Urban Deli. Valentine’s Day – the annual highly anticipated evening of love and, if you are a foodie, of delicious food. Restauranteur and my boss, Liz Rowe, chose to introduce her Urban … Continue reading