Welcome to my garden
I love to garden. I also love to experiment. Throw the two together and you have my everchanging garden.
In 2004 we purchased a little over 2 acres in the country in Southern Ontario. My garden has taken many twists and turns since then and I have made many discoveries along the way. My blog is a simple record of how our garden landscape has changed over the years. I also post our family recipes, something I can refer to easily and share among family and friends.
I hope you enjoy a little of what is here.
Latest from the Blog
Beef Chop Suey
I make this in my large dutch oven Marinade together (can do a day ahead, but with instant pot this isn’t as necessary) 800g beef cubes (from chuck or sirloin roast) 1 tablespoon... Read More
My Pie Crust Recipe – Food Processor
After some testing I decided that the best pie crust is 50/50 butter and shortening. I make mine in the food processor which requires a little more water I find. 8 T butter... Read More
Farmboy (ish) Mushroom Kale Soup
This is based on the recipe published by the Ottawa Citizen for Farmboy Mushroom Kale Soup. I’ve increased the serving portions, and use more herbs and chicken broth instead of water for more... Read More
Potato Leek Soup
My first try – if you don’t like celery leave the leaves out as a small amount did flavour the soup. This is heavy on the leek taste as well. INGREDIENTS 3... Read More
Tapping Our Biggest Maple Trees – Not Sugar Maples
I am more than bored with winter and needed a garden-related activity so we decided to try our hand at making maple syrup. We’ve never tapped maples before and our sugar maple is... Read More
Restaurant Style Pad Thai
This is not meant to be purely authentic Pad Thai but rather a replica of the Pad Thai I’ve enjoyed at many taverns in Canada. It does not use tamarind since that’s not... Read More
Neapolitan Pizza Dough
We have homemade pizza cooked on the BBQ every Friday, along of course with a glass (or two) of wine. I’ve recently changed how we make pizza dough, making a roughly 70% hydration... Read More
First Seed Starts – Greenhouse or Basement?
In past years I’ve done all my seed starts from February through May in a small setup in my basement. Now with a new greenhouse, I have room to grow, quite literally. The... Read More