Category Archives: Gardening

Recipe: Breakfast stromboli

Ingredients 7 free-run eggs, divided sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 1 cup (250 ml) coarsely chopped slab bacon or ham flour for dusting dough for 1 pizza, at room temperature 1/4 cup (60 ml) basil pesto, or to taste 4 oz (110 g) brie, sliced or coarsely chopped, or to taste 1 cup (250 ml) coarsely chopped

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12 great gift ideas for gardeners

1 Herbs and spices art printA beautiful illustrated print is a great gift for any plant-lover. Herbs Spices Art Print (11 x 14″), Rifle Paper Co., $40. 2 Brass plant misterThis pretty brass plant mister takes watering houseplants to a stylish new level. Brass Plant Mister, Jayson Home, $36. 3 Winter bootsHelp your gardener conquer their winter gardening chores in

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Desktop calendar: December 2015

December 2015 desktop calendar: Small (800 x 600) Medium (1024 x 786) Large (1280 x 1024) To download1 Figure out what resolution your desktop is set to. Windows users can right-click their desktop, select Properties and then click the Settings tab. Mac users can go to System Preferences and find the resolution details underneath the Displays icon. 2 Click on

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Recipe: Eggnog French toast

IngredientsFrench toast 2 free-run eggs 2/3 cup (160 ml) eggnog, (or use organic store-bought) 2–3 tbsp (30–45 ml) butter for the pan, more as needed 6 slices of bread, each about 1 inch (2.5 cm) thick Maple-cranberry sauce 1/2 cup (120 ml) frozen or fresh cranberries 1/4 cup (60 ml) freshly squeezed orange juice (about half a large orange) 1/4

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Recipe: Eggnog French toast

IngredientsFrench toast 2 free-run eggs 2/3 cup (160 ml) eggnog, (or use organic store-bought) 2–3 tbsp (30–45 ml) butter for the pan, more as needed 6 slices of bread, each about 1 inch (2.5 cm) thick Maple-cranberry sauce 1/2 cup (120 ml) frozen or fresh cranberries 1/4 cup (60 ml) freshly squeezed orange juice (about half a large orange) 1/4

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Road trip: Pasadena

Nestled in the San Gabriel Valley northeast of Los Angeles, the City of Roses boasts mountain views and a fine climate (except in August, when it’s steamin’ hot). Senior web editor Natalie DiScala reveals her favourite spots. 1 Where to shop: Tea Rose Garden What could be more delightful to a gardener than a tea room and flower shop in

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Recipe: Stone fruit galette

Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 cup + 2 tbsp granulated sugar 1/4 tsp kosher salt 1/2 cup very cold unsalted butter, cubed 1/3 cup ice-cold water 5 cups pitted, sliced stone fruit, such as peaches, nectarines, apricots, plums and cherries 4 tbsp chopped fresh lemon thyme 2 tbsp cornstarch 1 egg, beaten 3 tbsp sliced almonds 3 tbsp raw

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Recipe: Mini carrot loaves

Ingredients Cake 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 tsp baking soda 2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp salt 2 cups packed brown sugar 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 1/2 cups pumpkin purée 4 large eggs 2 cups grated carrot 1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes 3/4 cup golden raisins or walnuts (optional) Filling 2 250-g packages cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup unsalted butter,

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Recipe: Almond and pear tart

Ingredients 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened 1/2 cup brown sugar 2 eggs 1 1/3 cups almond meal 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 tsp baking powder Zest of 2 lemons 3 Gaucho or Anjou pears, halved and cored Raw sugar for dusting Whipped cream Directions1 Preheat the oven to 325°F. Lightly grease an 11″ tart pan.2 Add the butter and sugar

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