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St. Andrews, in the summer, is crowded with the kind of people who dress for dinner and describe their mansions as cottages

This is an absolutely delightful Maclean’s Magazine article written by a very talented Ian Sclanders. The year is 1952. It is summer in St. Andrews when Howard Pillow occupied “Kingsbrae” an estate¬†located at what is now the entrance of Kingsbrae … Continue reading

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So what’s in the bowl?

We chose our salad greens [and reds and magenta’s and ruby’s and copper’s] ¬†for taste, color & texture. Starting at the greenhouse, there’s lots of cruciferous fireworks with arugula, tat soi & mizuna. Magenta spreen is a favorite and just … Continue reading

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The Most Normal Extraordinary Things

Something extraordinary happens at this time of the year when comments are made about summer being already half over. And yet in the garden we feel like we’ve only just begun. Dalton, our stalwart master gardener [he studies plant biology … Continue reading

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Coming in May

Spring may be taking its time this year, but our greenhouse is loaded with young edibles that will all be featured when Topside Tavern opens in May. Spicy herbs, tender shoots and greens are well underway. The Club Room Bar … Continue reading

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Community Cook Kitchen

It happened like this. Several of us are sitting at a very nice restaurant and there are a lot of blank stares around the table. The menu is, shall we say, daunting. Lots of courses described with words, which few, … Continue reading

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