My budget this year is tight and my container garden will be smaller than years past. There are two reasons for this- 1) the first one is the lack of space/wt. that our deck can hold is limited. Every year there is just too much out there and it takes weeks to clean it all … More 2018 Container Gardening– Week 1
You may be asking yourself when you read the title of this blog–what is a potager? Potager is french for kitchen garden. When I plant my garden I always include herbs and pretty flowers. In a sense that is the concept behind a potager. A kitchen garden is usually right outside your kitchen door where … More Planning a Potager
This year my container garden is going to be dedicated to herbs and tomatoes. On earth day I went to our local nursery and purchased my tomato plants. Because our apartment does not have much sunlight coming in I am forced to buy mature tomato plants for my garden. I am growing other things from … More Happy Earth Day
A decade of blogging about good food! #livinghealthy #healthylifestyle #goodfood Where do I start? Just the other day I was discussing how many years I’d been blogging–18 years to be exact. My first blog was on LiveJournal and I blogged about my daily life. My posts were like something you would share in your personal … More Happy Anniversary Finn!
Gardening is very therapeutic for me. I think for most of my life it always has been, but it has taken most of my life to get semi-sort of good at. Let me tell you what I learned this year that has made ALL the difference–watering plants from the bottom. But first, you must add … More Houseplants–wintertime gardening
We’ve been using our Berkey Water Filter system now since December so I thought I would give a review on it for my readers. First off–we are glad we have it in light of recent news of contamination in the bottled water we have resorted to in the past because our city water reeks of … More Berkey Water Filter
I’ll be honest with you prior to reviewing this cookbook I had always bought pesto in a jar. Pesto wasn’t really a part of our diet because I thought it would be way too spicy, and way too hard to make homemade. Hence, the jars of pesto which were quite expensive, they didn’t last long, … More The Pesto Cookbook by Olwen Woodier– a book review
You’ve probably been hearing a lot about permaculture lately, and like I, wondered what on earth is all the buzz about? Initially, I’ll be honest –all I saw when I looked at the word was culture, and I immediately thought it was a new group to join. So what does permaculture really mean? Permaculture is … More Permaculture
This blog is dedicated to my great- great- grandfather Manuel (4th generation farmer) pictured here with my great-great-grandmother. Many many years ago now he bought his first farm in Ontario, Canada and soon after helped to frame his first barn–his pride and joy. Shortly afterward he contracted pneumonia and refusing to rest properly died at … More Blog Dedication
I like having/buying flowers for my home on a regular basis, not just for Valentines Day or other special occasions. To do this I must buy my flowers at a friendly price within my budget constraints. So I buy all of my flower bouquets from the supermarkets we shop in every week. Often when you … More Happy Valentines Day –How to keep your flowers fresh!