Tuesday, July 18, 2017

“Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.” ~ William Shakespeare I spent a little bit of time in the garden yesterday morning–just long enough to harvest kale, Swiss chard, a couple of cucumbers, a few sunburst squash, and do some watering. I felt slightly nauseous afterward as a result of the smoke blanketing our […]

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

“Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful!’ and sitting in the shade.” ~ Rudyard Kipling, Complete Verse We’re eating from the garden daily and her bounty is plentiful. Every spring I fret about it but she’s always been generous with her gifts. The stores in the freezer are growing: asparagus, peas, kale, spinach, Swiss […]

Sunday, May 21, 2017

“Respecting the dignity of a spectacular food means enjoying it at its best. Europeans celebrate the short season of abundant asparagus as a form of holiday. In the Netherlands the first cutting coincides with Father’s Day, on which restaurants may feature all-asparagus menus and hand out neckties decorated with asparagus spears.” ~ Barbara Kingsolver It’s […]

Saturday, May 20, 2017

“Reading is that fruitful miracle of a communication in the midst of solitude.” ~ Marcel Proust These kind of days are my favourites–sunshine, warm temperature, and a good measure of silence and solitude. I’ve resolved to take more down time this year so there’s a good chance I’ll spend some time on the deck with a book […]