Delicious Cracker Hors D’Oeuvres That Are Simple To Make

I’ve been known to be so busy that I forget to eat, or just grab whatever I can to satisfy my hunger. I think many of us are like that though, right? However, I’ve been doing my best since last summer to make healthier decisions, that includes drinking more water. I’m also making a big effort to make sure I eat lunch, even if it’s something simple. I’m happy to announce that I have found myself the perfect, fast, easy, and healthy lunch, which would also make PERFECT hors d’oeuvres!


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Tim Bushe, Bright Old Thing!


Tim Bushe is well known and very much admired in our our neighbourhood as he created this fantastic herd of elephants from a troublesome corner hedge a few years ago. No longer can unwholesome acts be carried out behind dense cover of privet and the area now boasts a wonderful piece of much-loved public art.

Now such artistry (and good deeds) have not gone unnoticed and Tim has been espied on The Great British Garden Revival on the BBC as well as The One Show and has featured in various articles in the local and national press. Continue reading

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How to Build a Woven Bamboo Trellis

When the sun starts shining those seedlings will soon be reaching up to meet it. Some plants have nice strong stalks to hold them up but others need our help. Peas, beans, and other vining vegetables need some sort of trellis to support their growth towards the sky. This project shows you how to easily build a bamboo trellis with only one material. Yep, you guessed it…bamboo!

How to Build a Woven Bamboo Trellis

As the only material is bamboo, the importance is what size poles you choose. Continue reading

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Frugal Gardening: Starting Perennials from Seed

I think everyone loves a nice mass planting. Mixed plantings look nice too, but it is hard to beat the statement of a mass planting. A whole bed of lilies, a whole bed of hostas, a whole bed of daylilies, or cone flowers, or rudbeckias, or phlox, or whatever. Maybe not all the same exactly hybrid, but all the same species.

But man, sometimes, gardening can be expensive. Even if you were buying them for $1 each (unlikely) or $5 each (more likely) you’re looking at spending hundreds of dollars to pull it off.


However, if you have patience and a little equipment (or a nice south facing window) you can get those plants for a lot less. Continue reading

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Tastes of Summer – Tomato, Zucchini and Yellow Squash Bake


The ol’ maters have had a rough year around here.


Between the record breaking high temps and crazy random wind storms, they had a hard life this year.

Production is just starting to taper off so I’ve been trying some new recipes with them.  I happened to pick up a few zucchini and squash the other day.  Oh and basil. Continue reading

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