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Extreme Garden Heroics

  In my last blog I mentioned that there is a wasp nest in my garden compost. Yesterday the husband once again proved his handiness/heroism. Armed with only a pitchfork, a can of raid and a motorcycle helmet, he dug … Continue reading

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2019 Garden highs and lows

Short version:  It seems odd to be doing an annual recap in September, but that’s how I’m rolling this year. 2019 was a great year for apples, lettuce, tomatoes, garlic raspberries, zucchinis, zucchini flowers, fava and green beans. I neglected … Continue reading

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Just about spring…I hope

Short version: I think spring is finally here. A rabbit was hanging out in our garden. Blueberries in the back, changes to the front, and a sauna. Longer version: My last blog post (in January) was definitely not prophetic. I … Continue reading

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Game on: Garden season 2019 starts early

The short version: It’s a mild winter here in Vancouver and I’ve already planted my fava beans. I’ve given up valuable gardening space for a passion project. The long version: The mild winter and the recent sunshine pulled me outdoors … Continue reading

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These are the colors (and flavours) of my life….

Before my first trip to Spain in 2010, I bought a Spanish language CD to help my sons and I to learn a bit of the language. The CD consisted of minimal dialogue (similar to a recitative) and a series … Continue reading

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Summer highlights

Summer brings so many wonderful things and I’ve tried to appreciate them all: the wind in the leaves, the flowers, the sound of the birds, and all my people. With several weeks of summer left, it may be premature to award prizes, … Continue reading

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Badishes

This year I was enticed by photos of multicolour Easter egg radishes in the West Coast Seeds catalogue and recipe inspiration from my favourite cookbook. I read the seed planting instructions carefully, and did a first sow mid-February, then again … Continue reading

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