Monthly Archives: August 2012

Tomato Time

Potted tomato success!

I am so chuffed to be writing this.  I’ve never had success with tomatoes grown in pots, but this year I was determined to make it work.  Looking back over the season, there have been more hits than misses, and I’m rather proud of how our plants fared.

Summer has gone by quickly, but it seems like forever ago that we drove out to Tree And Twig Heirloom Vegetable Farm to buy our tomato plants.  Having perused farmer Linda’s extensive list ahead of time, and cross referenced for mainly determinate plants that would suit pots, I chose nine plants (six varieties) and with much care, potted them up (determinate plants require less support, as they do not continue to reach skyward, but rather grow to a set size and set fruit). Continue reading

Simple Salad Dressing

My thumb is healing.  Still bandaged, still can’t move it a lot or pick things up properly, but it’s healing.  I’ve had to modify many activities, and think a whole lot more about my dexterity than I ever have.  But I can do more today than I could last week, so that’s good.

I’m still keeping things simple though.  No complex chopping, no elaborate meal preparation.  Unless my wonderful husband is helping, which he has been. Continue reading




The journey does not always go the way we want it to.

We were going to have lo mein.  A favourite of the kids.  I was prepping the veggies and decided, for whatever reason, to cut the core out of the cabbage. Of course, on the last cut, the knife slipped. Blood squirted across the kitchen. My shirt looked like I’d gone axe murderer on a small animal. Continue reading