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

My Pie Crust Recipe – Food Processor

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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

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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

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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

Restaurant Style Pad Thai

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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

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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

Gluten Free Banana Coconut Cookies

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This is a simple and quick healthy snack made without flour, refined sugar or eggs. If you don’t like coconut try the simpler Banana Oatmeal Cookie recipe. You can make this recipe with... Read More