The Edible Flowers for the Garden

The Edible Flowers for the Garden

What flowers can you eat?  Ideas for an edible garden. Herbs and vegetables are not the only foods gardens produce. Many flowers also serve as savory salads, the base of sweets and of natural garnishes. Savories The purple blossom heads of chives, when mixed with a chopped tomato, salt and pepper, serves as a simple […]

The Five Benefits of Herbs

The Five Benefits of Herbs

Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme are more than just words to a song. Herbs cross all the boundaries between flowers and vegetables. Beautiful and fragrant, but also edible or drinkable, most herbs are remarkably easy to grow and there are varieties for every type of soil and sun situation. Here are just five of the […]

Asparagus with Pasta and Basil Recipe

Asparagus with Pasta and Basil Recipe

Asparagus is one of the favourite Spring vegetables grown locally here in Niagara.  When planted, asparagus will come up every Spring to be harvested once the tender shoots are a few inches tall , then sold at the local markets for everyone to enjoy.  Grilled, sauted or roasted, this vegetable is not only high in nutrients, […]