Monthly Archives: July 2015

I would like to present my nomination for “Most Annoying Garden Pest in a Continuous Role.” Every summer my garden, any many others, is plagued with grasshoppers. Perhaps plague is too strong a word because they don’t swarm through and eat everything as in a Hollywood movie. But they certainly enjoy certain plants; they leave […]

I love my espresso coffee in the morning. It’s as much a routine in our house as anything we do. When the power went out in Summerland around 5:30 am two weeks ago my first anxious thought was “How am I going to make coffee?” Stovetop burner on the barbecue to the rescue! All of […]

Summer time and the flower beds are dazzling us with colour, the vegetable garden is yielding its harvest and shrubs are full of blooms. It’s a time to sit back and enjoy the rewards of spring’s labours. But it’s also a time to take a break and get away for a vacation. For many keen […]