See the dachsie? See the teapot? See the dachsie? See the teapot?
January 19, 2012
My little muse
January 13, 2012
June 30, 2009
Hollyhocks are blooming for Visions Studio Tour
The hollyhocks outside my studio just opened up today. Somehow, they know how to put on a show for the Visions Art Studio Tour.
I am delighted to be opening the studio yet again for another Cowichan Valley art tour and to be featuring new clay work designs. The tour runs Thursday July 2 to Monday July 6, 10 am – 5 pm. For more information and a detailed map of this year’s participating artists, go to www.visionsarttour.ca
Sunday July 5 coincides with our weekly tea tastings at the farm. Please join us for a complimentary tea tasting during the Visions tour. Looking forward to seeing you.
May 27, 2009
I love gardening.
This time of year is wonderfully intense. Everything is growing a mile a minute and I am racing to get more things in the ground. After a couple of years of serious soil building and weeding I am now the proud garden mom of carrots, radishes, spinach, arugula, peas, beans, squash. Then, of course, there are the larger more serious crops like garlic, potatoes and herbs. We have lots of fresh herbs that I look forward to harvesting, drying and turning into tea when they are all ready.
April 7, 2009
Snowy Tofino – Sunny Cowichan
Last week, just before the beginning of a very busy season, and to celebrate Victor’s birthday, we decided to go to Tofino for a little break. It was all very Tofino – windy, gorgeous, sandy, exhilarating and then…… it snowed! If you know Tofino and the West Coast you know how rare this is. It was odd to watch the snow falling on the beach. We enjoyed it, as did the dogs.
A few days after we got back to Cowichan, Spring arrived and we have been enjoying all the early budding. The garlic is out of the ground, peas, spinach and arugula on the way. The daffys are gracing the outside of the studio. Ahh, does it feel good!
March 29, 2009
I have just returned full of new ideas and inspiration from a trip to Denmark. I went to visit my family on the island of Fyn. I also had a chance to walk the streets of Copenhagen. The old city core of Copenhagen is as beautiful as ever. Being the tea fanatic that I am, I truly rejoiced in the tea houses of Copenhagen. Some new, some that have been around for close to two centuries. Tante T is one of the more recent additions. In 2008, Tante T was voted best tea house in Copenhagen. Check out their website for more information www.tante-t.dk
December 15, 2008
In Honour of Tea
Today is International Tea Day. Enjoy your daily cup of fairly traded tea to help raise awareness of the conditions of tea workers across the globe.
My studio and tea bar remain open Thursday – Sunday 10 am – 4 pm up until Christmas. Pop by for a cup of tea and enter your name to win a teapot.
August 29, 2008
ARTichokes – Blooming
Here is what it looks like when you don’t eat your ARTichokes:
July 19, 2008
This season seems to be an amazing year for artichokes. I have three plants right outside the studio. Prolific to say the least. We have been eating lots, harvesting and giving away as well. Now I am going to let some of them flower. Curious to see what purple show that will be.