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The botanical medicine cabinet

With a little care, you can find herbal remedies growing around you Long ago while a student at the former Nova Scotia Agricultural College (now the Dalhousie University Agricultural Campus), I grew interested in wild plants, for gardening, culinary and medicinal purposes. A presentation I did on useful wild plants began with a quotation from Ralph Waldo Emerson, in which he stated, “A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.”   Go outside and walk around in yo … Read More »



Impulsively perfect

How to transform a spur of the moment decision into the best idea ever So, don’t be mad. But I bought a cottage today in Chester.” “Y Keep reading »

Danny Le mixes up one of his Harvest cocktails. Photo by Tobias Romaniuk

Food & Entertaining

Cheers! Fall’s here!

St. John’s bartender Danny Le shares the ethos behind his new harvest cocktails “Chinched” is Newfoundland slang for full, and Chinched Rest Keep reading »

Colour and textured panels on a living room wall.


Layer up

Texture trends to transcend the seasons Clean, white, blank canvases were the norm for a good part of the decade, but 2021 has shifted interior wa Keep reading »

Containers of mixed perennials offer colour on a deck. Photo: Jodi DeLong


Containing the season’s enthusiasm

Keeping the planter colour and interest going well into winter Autumn sneaks up on us.  The days get shorter, the sun rises later and sets Keep reading »

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