In case you haven’t heard yet….. canning is hot. In addition to the growing interest we have seen in crafting, cooking and growing one’s own food, lots of folks are also partaking in the art of canning. Though preserving your own will not necessarily save you money, it will most definitely allow you to control [...]
Posts from ‘September, 2009’
My friend, Dave, just sent me this tasty little morsel….. found at kitchen scraps. Seems like I was right all along….. sandwiches are sexy!
One of the biggest perks to come from having my own veggie garden this summer has been the plentiful supply of edible flowers. Both nasturtium and calendula petals have been decorating many of my creations, providing a cheery, colourful, confetti like effect. Their flavours are mild and their textures delicate. In short….. they make one’s [...]
The 14 tomato plants growing my backyard are providing a consistent, ripening supply of sweet, juicy, heirloom goodness. It is really exciting to finally be eating the fruits of my labour….. Black Krim, Green Zebra, Gardener’s Delight and Kootenai varieties all mingle to provide a cornucopia of culinary opportunity. Though they are truly sublime right [...]
My ‘Bird Seed Breakfast Balls’ that is. I’m the first to roll my eyes when someone else draws attention to the fact that a celebrity has used their product or service….. yet here I am doing the same dang thing. I simply couldn’t resist.
I started a little side business back in the beginning of August, [...]
First ‘Varna’ leeks are harvested!
Some thing really are worth waiting for. My very first leeks ever were started from seed way back in February, at a time when summer’s harvest seemed literally years away. Our sun room had been converted into a makeshift sun room by using little more than a card table, an old [...]
Aaaaaahhhhh! My ‘100 Day Raw Challenge’ is finally over, and not a minute too soon. Yes, I am glad that I did it. I really enjoyed the recipe development component of the experience and am super stoked to have finally lost those last pesky five pounds. But now it is time to return to the [...]
With only six days left to go, my raw challenge finish line is actually within sight. Though I am certainly ready for the return of cooked food in my diet, today’s recipe really was a delight. Fresh, crunchy Romaine lettuce from last Saturday’s Trout Lake Farmers Market certainly elevated things, and I also opted to [...]