Asparagus, the versatile vegetable

Ontario asparagus and rhubarb are here – it must be spring! Yesterday was the first time I harvested rhubarb from my garden. Although it looked plentiful with the leaves, once they were removed, the meager stalks had to be supplemented with a bag of previously frozen rhubarb for a much-desired rhubarb crisp. Now that asparagus […]

Food to celebrate month of May

The month of May is packed with spring celebrations of all sorts: Mother’s Day, Queen Victoria Day, showers, birthdays, anniversaries – not to mention the first back yard barbecue. All these events call for seasonal food that says parties and the people for whom the food is prepared are special! The following have been adapted […]

The Main Menu: Rosy red and brown delicious

As I gaze out my windows to the garden, I can just see the distinctive spike of green leaf followed by the rosy pink stem of rhubarb, a true harbinger of spring. There is only one other taste unique to the season and you can feel it with the first warm sunny days after cool […]