Homegrown spuds.

Homegrown spuds.

On a whim, we decided to try to grow potatoes in our garden this summer.  We’d found some that had started to sprout under our sink and decided: “Hey why not bury them?  Let’s give it a try!” Unsurprisingly, they didn’t do too well.  I’m pretty certain our variety of potato was not meant to … Continue reading

Homemade pickles!

Homemade pickles!

A little while ago, we made pickles. Making pickles has become somewhat of a tradition for us.  A few years ago, we made our very first batch together and, like Mark’s baba (Ukrainian for grandmother) before him, we’ve tried every year since to improve our recipe. This year we bought our cucumbers, garlic and dill … Continue reading

More from the garden.

More from the garden.

Now that it’s near the end of the season, Mark and I decided to pull up our root vegetables from the garden.  Sadly, our carrots and beets didn’t do so well… No matter.  It was still really neat to see how they turned out and it was our first time growing them, after all.  Maybe … Continue reading

So thankful.

So thankful.

I’ve been feeling a little anxious about going back to school next week.  Knowing that soon I’ll be transitioning from my relatively carefree summer to order and responsibility come September has me nervous. But, as if my friend, Trish, knew how I was feeling, she surprised me with a lovely handmade back-to-school gift.  A bookworm! … Continue reading

Tomatoes from the garden.

Tomatoes from the garden.

On days when I feel frustrated because of my wrist pain, I take solace in our garden.  I remind myself that, in a way, it’s something that I’ve made – or at least, helped to make.  There’s something so satisfying in tending to a garden and watching it grow.  Even more so if you can … Continue reading