So Much Rhubarb!

Ahhhh…‘tis the season for rhubarb. It always seems that folks that don’t have rhubarb in their gardens can’t get enough of this astringent veggie, and those that don’t want it can’t get it out of their garden. If you don’t want it, you probably just don’t know how versatile it is. We’re going to share a few of our favourite recipes to remedy that. STEWED … Continue reading So Much Rhubarb!

Tap That Sap: How to Make Your Own Maple Syrup

Nature’s Sweet Gift. We all know it’s part of our heritage (remember this?), but how many of us can actually say we know how to make maple syrup? Perhaps we’re in the same boat. And you may know the familiar tale of warm days + cool nights = tree awakening and sap running, but how many of us have actually drilled a hole in a … Continue reading Tap That Sap: How to Make Your Own Maple Syrup

Lavandula Angustifolia, and Some Pretty Delightful Cookies

Mention of lavender often brings to mind shimmering Provencal fields, or perhaps a quaint purple bush in an English backyard, but one might not immediately associate this hardy herb with a Nova Scotia family farm. But it does grow here, and is rather well suited to finicky Maritime weather. I visited with the co-owner of Seafoam lavender, Dave Belt, as he was manning his stall … Continue reading Lavandula Angustifolia, and Some Pretty Delightful Cookies