Category Archives: Gardening

Take a hike! Bring a picnic

Barbecue picnic chickenHead to your herb garden and snip some rosemary for this alfresco-ready meal Grilled vegetable and Boursin cheese sandwichWrap this muffaleta-stlye sandwich in foil for a picnic feast Potato salad, coleslaw and more!New flavour twists infuse classic standby salads to liven up the crowd at this year’s backyard bashes Stir up a raspberry lime rickeyQuench your thirst on

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Eight edible rose favourites

Purple Pavement hybrid rugosa rose (R. [Pavement Series] ‘Rotes Meer’ syn. Exception) Zone 3Often recommended as a good plant for hedging, Purple Pavement bears small trusses of fragrant, semi-double purplish-red blooms which in turn produce dark red hips. Bred by Baum in Germany and introduced in 1986, like all members of the series, it’s salt tolerant. Look for Foxi Pavement

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Gardening products for mini green thumbs

Butterfly Straw HatPrice: $19Available at: 
Gap Kids Blossom Bright Tool SetPrice: $20Available at: Chapters, Indigo Jack’s Magic BeansPrice: $12 USAvailable at: Potting Shed Creations Rendezvous Kids Gardening GlovesPrice: $19Available at: Ethel Gloves Aviator SunglassesPrice: $13Available at: Gap Kids Main image:Chesapeake Potters BenchA sturdy bench built of FSC-certified eucalyptus with a weather-safe finish gives kids a place to get their hands

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Eight Mother’s Day gift ideas

Perch 9” Pot with Saucer These handcrafted terra cotta pots will make the ideal vessel in which to house pretty blooms. Perfect to dress up a patio or terrace during the summertime, these whimsical pots will also beautify mom’s indoor garden during the colder months. Crate and Barrel, $24.79. like & share:

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Asparagus and leek tart

IngredientsPhyllo pastry 5 sheets phyllo pastry 2 tbsp olive oil ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese Tart filling 2 small leeks, white and pale green parts only ½ lb asparagus 1 tbsp unsalted butter 8 oz fresh ricotta cheese 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese ¼ cup crème fraîche 2 tbsp chopped lemon thyme 1 free-range organic egg Directions1. Preheat the

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