The cherry tree which hangs over our back deck seems to be doing a lot better than last year, showing fuller foliage and yielding a great deal more fruit. Problem is….as the cherries ripen it becomes a competitive race against the birds to pick the fruit. I’ve been on high alert these last few days, [...]
Posts from ‘June, 2008’
“The best fertilizer is the gardener’s shadow.” -Author Unknown
Just as a kitchen is often the heart of a home, a vegetable garden can also bring people together…..family, friends, neighbours and sometimes even strangers. Though my pal, Heather is an urban gal like myself, she is fortunate enough to have direct access to the farm experience [...]
Ever wonder what it would be like to hang out on the set of a television cooking show? Last week I was fortunate enough to have that very experience. I had phoned CityCooks producer Catherine Petersen to request an opportunity to job shadow at the station, hoping to get some insight into just how [...]
I’m not quite sure how I missed it, but 4 days ago, on June 12, global peasant turned 1 year old. Seems like just yesterday……
Artwork in the interior hallway of 12B.
Sitting pretty for the Halibut & Short Ribs course.
Underground Restaurant: “An illegal eating establishment, generally operated out of homes or apartments by people looking to offer something that isn’t available in the legitimate restaurants of the community, generally bypassing local zoning and health code regulations. Most such places [...]
When eating at any busy Asian eatery in my hometown….I must admit that I take secret delight when noticing that I am one of the only round eyes in the room. Such a realization usually makes me feel as though I am on vacation somewhere far from home, and I tend to let my imagination [...]
Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life.
- Hermann Hesse, from ‘Wandering’
When I was still a child, my maternal grandfather gave me the biggest gift [...]