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Home & Cottage

”Form ever follows function.” This famous quote from the American architect Louis Sullivan has been, like many emphatic statements, hotly debated over time...

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Jim Smith and Norm Plant grow four or five different varieties of garlic and harvest about 1,800 bulbs plus plenty of garlic scapes every year.

A Growing (and delicious) Obsession

I’m standing in a field of raised garden beds that are planted with what French physician and writer Henri LeClerc referred to as “the stinking rose.”...

Dream Cottage to Business

IN 2009, shortly after they were married, Stephen and Stephanie Arnold bought a parcel of land overlooking the ocean in North Rustico, Prince Edward Island. At...

Hot Ideas

With their energies and resources directed toward closing a successful restaurant in Edmonton and returning to Nova Scotia to start a vineyard, 
Peter and Sara...
Minimalism is the best approach to outdoor shower enclosures. Framing can be done with two-by-fours or four-by-four timbers and walls closed in enough to provide privacy.

Showering alfresco

Can we all agree that there’s just something fabulous about being buck naked in the great outdoors? It is liberating, and for those of us who never fully...

Taking the Inside Outside

Wouldn’t it be great to be friendlier with your neighbours? I don’t just mean the people on either side of your home. Community spirit is important. It is...

The great charcoal renaissance

The last time I barbecued, I didn’t barbecue at all. I smoked instead. The entire process from start to finish was a long, slow cook in a smoker using natural...

It’s All in the Eye

The collie moves low and slow across the rough field grass, eyes rivetted on the small flock. Closer and closer she slinks. The sheep skitter nervously back...

Cottage Revival

WE HAVE this little cottage in our family on the south shore of Nova Scotia. My grandfather built it with the help of some of my uncles in the 1960s. It’s a...

Waste Happens

OKEVIN PRITCHETT often sees contractors’ trucks pass his Gambo, NL, building supply store loaded with heavy machinery for digging septic beds. “I shouldn’t mind,”...
Kim (right) and her Mom, Mary Dee.

Labour of love

There is a strong history of storytelling in Atlantic Canada and this cottage has a story. Stories have always connected people and built communities, and...