Rhubarb is one of my favourite vegetables. It is the first to harvest in the Spring and keeps on giving all summer long. It is also easy to grow and thanks to its huge popularity for over a hundred years, there are plenty of ways to enjoy it. While rhubarb had enjoyed … [Read more...] about For the Love of Rhubarb
One of the lessons we can all take away from the grand country houses like fictional Downton Abbey is to use everything on hand. Grand kitchen gardens were a necessity to allow the houses to be self-sufficient. Today we can still make a case for using whatever outdoor space … [Read more...] about Cooking with Zucchini Blossoms
Those with a veg patch typically save a spot for courgettes aka zucchini. They are relatively easy to grow and mature quickly. The downside is that it is not hard to get a bumper crop with more marrows than you know what to do with, and there really is a limit to the number of … [Read more...] about What to do with all that Zucchini?
Father’s Day as a modern celebration is relatively new, but it had been celebrated among European Catholics since the middle ages as part of Saint Joseph’s Day (19 March). Fast forward to the 20th century, like Mother's Day, it took a child's devotion to lead the charge for as … [Read more...] about The Origins of Father’s Day Served with Dad Dishes
Traditionally this is the weekend that most Canadians and Scots look forward to: Victoria Day, celebrating the birthday of Queen Victoria. She was born on May 24, 1819. She reigned for 63 years. May 24th marks her official birthday, but the holiday falls on the last Monday … [Read more...] about Scots and Canadians Ease into Summer with Victoria Day Holiday