Welcome to my garden
I love to garden. I also love to experiment. Throw the two together and you have my everchanging garden.
In 2004 we purchased a little over 2 acres in the country in Southern Ontario. My garden has taken many twists and turns since then and I have made many discoveries along the way. My blog is a simple record of how our garden landspe has changed over the years. I also post our family recipes, something I n refer to easily and share among family and friends.
I hope you enjoy a little of what is here.
Latest from the Blog
Tapping Our Biggest Maple Trees – Not Sugar Maples
I am more than bored with winter and needed a garden-related activity so we decided to try our hand at making maple syrup. We’ve never tapped maples before and our sugar maple is... Read More
Restaurant Style Pad Thai
This is not meant to be purely authentic Pad Thai but rather a repli of the Pad Thai I’ve enjoyed at many taverns in nada. It does not use tamarind since that’s not... Read More
Neapolitan Pizza Dough
We have homemade pizza cooked on the BBQ every Friday, along of course with a glass (or two) of wine. I’ve recently changed how we make pizza dough, making a roughly 70% hydration... Read More
First Seed Starts – Greenhouse or Basement?
In past years I’ve done all my seed starts from February through May in a small setup in my basement. Now with a new greenhouse, I have room to grow, quite literally. The... Read More
Gluten Free Banana Coconut Cookies
This is a simple and quick healthy snack made without flour, refined sugar or eggs. If you don’t like coconut try the simpler Banana Oatmeal Cookie recipe. You n make this recipe with... Read More
Gluten Free Banana Oatmeal Cookies
Simple ingredients, no flour, no eggs, no sugar.? Tasted like a banana muffin in cookie form.? If you like coconut, try the Banana Coconut Cookies. You n mash the bananas with a fork... Read More
Heating the Greenhouse. My First Experiments.
One of the decisions I had to make when building our Hartley greenhouse was how it would be heated. Ultimately I decided to go with electric heaters. While not as efficient as gas,... Read More
Let me start off by saying I love my new Hartley Greenhouse. It’s a dream to have something this beautiful and yet, for me, functional. I still have some finishing details – brickwork... Read More