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How To Trim an Overgrown Plant

Usually, it is the plants that refuse to thrive that give us grief. However, plants that grow unchecked pose their own problems. They are often unruly, weakened (strange as that may sound), and usually in danger of toppling over. For truly healthy plants, those that […]

Upside-Down Peach and Cornmeal Cake

Upside-Down Peach Cake

Peaches are in season and they make a perfect dessert. Ripe Ontario peaches are one of my favourite treats – sweet and juicy, they practically burst with flavour and I wait every summer to sink my teeth into them. Pick some up at your local […]

Word of the Week: Flaxen - having a pale yellow colour of straw

Words to Know: Flaxen

I come across this word often in books (often in reference to hair) but while I had a vague idea of what it means based on context, I was never entirely sure of the specifics. Turns out, it’s simply a reference to colour! Essentially, someone […]

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Fresh Tomato Salsa

It’s finally backyard tomato season and I couldn’t be more excited. Sweet, juicy, meaty – backyard tomatoes smell like sun and taste like summer. I anxiously await their arrival each and every year because grocery store tomatoes just don’t compare. Of course, fresh garden tomatoes […]

Word of the Week: Enigma. Noun. Someone or something that is difficult to understand or explain

Words to Know: Enigma

This is one of my favourite words in the English language because it’s simple, sophisticated, precise, and a bit mysterious, all at the same time. Far from just being a character name in Batman, this is a great way to politely describe someone or something […]

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Red Currant Yogurt Loaves

Each year, my parents’ backyard produces buckets of red currants. The berries are packed with nutrients but quite tart, so I’m always on the hunt for new recipes to use them in. This was one of my favourite red currant recipe finds that I tried […]