• GARDEN

    PRESERVING HERBS AT THE END OF HARVEST SEASON

    If you want to enjoy your home grown herbs for more than just the summer growing season, finding ways to preserve them is important. One of the most popular herb preserving methods is drying and storing, but sometimes recipes are…

  • GARDEN,  KITCHEN

    FUN WAYS TO USE LILACS

    Lilacs are a spring blooming favourite sure to make any passerby take a deep breath when they catch the scent of these purple budding beauties. Actually, lilacs can come in pink and white varieties too and even variegated purple and…

  • ARTICLES,  GARDEN

    GROWING A LOVE FOR DANDELIONS

    Dandelions have always received a bad reputation from lawn perfectionists looking to eradicate said “weeds” from their yard. Dandelions, although great at propagating and seed spreading, are actually not weeds nor are they an invasive species. Dandelions are considered...

  • GARDEN,  KITCHEN

    HOW TO GROW SPROUTS

    Vegetable and seed sprouts are a delicious, nutritional, and plastic free fresh food that can be grown indoors year round. In the grocery store you may find alfalfa sprouts in the produce section packed into a small plastic container. When…

  • GARDEN

    SHARING MY GARDEN

    Cucumbers, herbs, hail, and more! A garden can look a little different for everyone. Based on your space available, the climate you live in, what you choose to grow, and how much time you have to put into the harvests…

  • GARDEN,  KITCHEN

    CANNING & WHY YOU SHOULD START

    Walking down the path on a crisp morning, with water dripping on my toes, gripping the handle of a sturdy watering can. From seedlings soaking up the sun to harvesting the fruits of your labour, gardening is a rewarding process.…

  • GARDEN,  PINTS

    BACKYARD GARDENING & SUSTAINABLE GARDEN MARKERS

    Gardening has been an activity practiced and enjoyed by humans for thousands of years. Gardens can make spaces beautiful and provide food for us, but this only scrapes the surface of how impactful gardening at home really is. Backyard gardening...

  • GARDEN,  PINTS

    PLANTS FOR POLLINATORS

    Spring! One of my favourite times of year, where the weather warms up, wild plants start to bloom and bud, and we begin to plan our gardens. Our gardens and what we choose to plant heavily influences wildlife surrounding our…

  • DIY PROJECTS,  GARDEN,  PINTS

    UPCYCLING – FOR YOUR GARDEN

    To reduce the rate in which we generate waste, reusing materials has a huge role to play. Reusing, which includes upcycling of materials, comes third in the 5R’s strategy, right after reduce and before recycle! The world of reusing might…