I created this website this year so that I can share my passion for growing, cooking and canning food with people who share this same passion. I have been an avid gardener for 20 years, starting when I was a stay-at-home mom with young children. At first, I only planted typical plants such as flowers like impatiens and geraniums around my yard. But, as the winters can be long in Canada, I would start to daydream in January about the hot summer months, and this led to a habit of doing a bit of research about gardening each winter as spring approached.

Twenty years later, I now grow cherries, apples, gooseberries, raspberries, blackberries, black currants, red currants and concord grapes. My yard is bordered with cold frames, boxes and a raised garden and on my deck I have several planters with built in reservoirs, and countless clay pots. I am able to grow garlic, lettuce, kale, carrots, beets, turnips, tomatoes, onions, potatoes, arugula, spinach, peppers and more – all on a property the size of about 55’X110′, proving that you don’t have to live on acreage to grow your own food.

Today on March 25th 2020, Canada, and the world, is a different place; the COVID-19 pandemic has forced us all into self isolation in an effort to “flatten the curve” and slow the rate of infection of the novel coronavirus. It is my hope that the videos and content that I share with you in the next couple of months will brighten your day and help you focus on something positive that you can do around your home and garden.

It is quite rewarding to start a plant from seed and see it germinate and watch it grow into a little seedling in your home. And, after just a couple of weeks be able to plant it in your garden or a container and watch it blossom and fruit. Never mind the joy you and your family will feel when it is HARVEST DAY – to quote Rabbit from Winnie the Pooh!

I looking forward to spending time with you over the next couple of months through my website Cansanity. When you find yourself getting tired of the tasks and chores you are doing around your home, escape into the world of gardening, cooking and canning. Trust me… it won’t take long to get you hooked!