Gardening

Seedlings & Progress

My seeds are sprouting, and things are starting to get rolling in the garden. I also spent some time yesterday propagating some bits and pieces. I’ve already got a
Gardening

Shade Garden

We have a small shade area beside the path to our door that we started working on last spring. Almost everything has come back beautifully (strangely, we seem to be
Gardening

New Growth

The snow has melted (not that we got much!) and things are starting to pop up in the garden. I went out in the rain today to take a
Foraging

Chicken of the Woods

I am dredging up some pics from years gone by here, but I really like this ‘shroom and it’s been a few years since I saw one last. Laetiporus
Gardening

Early Garden Cleanup

It’s so lovely to be able to do your spring (haha!) cleanup in January. Above, the messy “Before” picture. We were a little late to get going on the
Recipes

Banana Ice Cream

I’ve been extolling the virtues of banana ice cream to everyone I know for a while now, but I wanted to show you all exactly how fast and easy
Gardening

Planting Garlic

We planned on planting the garlic in October…well, we’re really lucky that Vancouver’s weather is conducive to procrastination/life/things. I actually panicked last week when I saw the first frost,
Recipes

Leek & Chanterelle Tart

It’s starting to get cold out overnight here in Vancouver now, and I still had handful of leeks out in the garden. So, I found myself in this really
Foraging

Cauliflower Mushroom

Here’s one of our random forest finds: the cauliflower mushroom (Sparassis crispa). Somehow, I’ve managed to spot TWO of these in the last few weeks. They’re not overly common
Recipes

Nooch & Nut Parmesan

This is probably the recipe I get asked for the most. It’s not going to give you an exact parmesan cheese flavour, but what it does give is a
Foraging

Finding Chanterelles

Yes, we were at it again today. Steve and I brought our friend Jenny with us, so she could start to train her mushroom eyes. When you’re looking for
Foraging

Garden Cress

This is what one of our garden beds looks like right now: Messy, right? Yes, but there’s a hidden gem in there: cress. Steve and I went on a