Ensemble Vacations: The Baden Asparagus Route

In May 2015, I travelled to Schwetzingen, located in Germany’s Baden-Württemberg region, to explore a route dedicated to white asparagus. The Baden Asparagus Route is a 136-kilometre route that winds its way through cities and small towns that all celebrate white asparagus. Read more »

Coming soon: Raised Bed Revolution, my first gardening book

In the spring of 2016, my first gardening book – Raised Bed Revolution – will be published and available in North America and the UK. Read more »

Travel Life: Boston, Cape Ann and Spring Blooms

For the spring issue of Travel Life, I edited lots of fabulous articles by other travel writers, but I also got to write a few of my own. Read more »

Spring gardening articles in the Toronto Star

I had not one, but two gardening articles in the Toronto Star, recently. Both were on the same page in a special section called Restyle Your Home. Read more »

Writing and Editing for Travel Life magazine

For the last few months, I have been doing a bit of work with Travel Life and editor-in-chief Tammy Cecco. In the first issue of 2015 (Winter), I was more involved with the whole process of putting the magazine together as the senior contributing editor. Read more »

Canadian Cycling mounting biking travel stories

I have one article in both the February/March 2015 and April/May 2015 issues of Canadian Cycling magazine. In the first, I talk about 10 places to mountain bike in Canada this year. Read more »

Spring speaking gigs: Canada Blooms and Canadale Nurseries

Niki Jabbour and I represented Savvy Gardening in a presentation we gave on the first day of Canada Blooms (March 13, 2015). We used the festival’s theme of “Play” to come up with our talk: Garden BFFs – How edibles and ornamentals can play together nicely in the garden. Read more »

#MyHamilton blog: The Outdoor Explorer

In late 2014, I was approached by Dana Borcea, from the City of Hamilton, to be the outdoors blogger for a new initiative called #MyHamilton. I’m one of seven local bloggers who gets to explore this fabulous city and write about it for my respective niche. We called my blog The Outdoor Explorer. Read more »

Gift guides for the Toronto Star

For the 2014 holiday season, I wrote three gift guides for the Toronto Star. The first featured gifts made by Canadian artisans. It ended up in the paper in a special gift guide section. Read more »

Canadian Cycling: Mountain biking in Vallée Bras du Nord

Last summer, while in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré to ride around Mont Sainte-Anne, my husband and I were encouraged to go to the town of Saint Raymond. We added an extra day to our vacation plans and headed to Vallée Bras du Nord to check out the two different mountain biking areas that the town is hoping will attract more riders to the area. Read more »

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