I was out in my garden earlier this evening – doing some after work weed pulling – and I noticed that my massive sage bushes are in full flower right now. In previous years I’ve thought it might be nice to harvest some of those… Continue Reading “Sage Flower Jelly”
Left this morning for a quick trip to our property outside Princeton, but before I did I noted that the warm weather in Vancouver forced the peonies into full, brilliant bloom. My blueberries are going like gangbusters too!
My attempt to capture a bee photo in the Garibaldi school garden on my phone…. what was so remarkable about this was 1) how many bees there were in the lupin patch and 2) that you could see their full pollen sacs (that orange… Continue Reading “Bees and lupins.”
Seeing Trees By Nancy Ross Hugo and Robert Llewellyn Timber Press, 2011 As you might judge from the video above, this is no ordinary botanical book – but a work of real beauty – a hyper-glimpse into the world of the plants which surround… Continue Reading “Bookshed: Seeing Trees”
Last summer, I took one of my stellar red cabbages from the garden, and for the first time made pickled red cabbage – one mid-sized cabbage producing six 250-ml jars. Not only was I impressed by how far a single vegetable could go in… Continue Reading “Eat: Pickled Red Cabbage”