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 […]

Fresh garden tomatoes in a bucket

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 […]

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 […]