Sunday, September 3, 2017


roasted poblanos today and covered them in oil with garlic - so good in sandwiches and on tacos!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Purple Pesto !


this basil is a beautiful eggplant purple - with a few lime green speckles and is a Genovese type and is delicious! Seeds are from WestCoast seeds - the pesto is purple! I made about 10 small tubs and froze it - will be splendid in the wintertime when we need a reminder of summer!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Kimchi


So this is my first ever attempt at making kimchi! it's not the most authentic recipe, but I wanted a vegan version - the only ingredient from the garden was a few carrots! it would be great to grow some Napa cabbages next year to make this with! I will let it ferment for 5- 7 days then make some fried rice to eat it with! yummmmm
here is the recipe I used - I used brown sugar instead of coconut sugar and lime, orange juice combo instead of the pineapple juice and only 4 tablespoons of the red pepper flakes as that was plenty spicy for me. https://minimalistbaker.com/easy-vegan-kimchi/

Friday, July 14, 2017

Swiss Chard pie

I have a bumper crop of chard this year, lucky me! instead of spinach, you can use it in Spanakopita - here is the recipe I used: http://goop.com/recipes/swiss-chard-spanakopita-pie/
I will be cooking and freezing big bags of chard to use during the Winter months  and plan to make many pies when it's frosty outside!
                                         filling made with chard, eggs, feta, crumbs, nutmeg

         BEFORE....
                                                      









AFTER!





Sunday, May 21, 2017


the yarden May 2017







Tomatoes 


Poblano Pepper blossom

This year we're growing:
peas-sugar anne plus
potatoes-kennebec, Yukon Gold, fingerling
beans -fortex and goldrush
chard-fordhook giant, celebration
kale-various
cauliflower-sunrise
broccoli-green magic
cress
squash-red kuri
zucchini-black beauty
beets-boro, chioggia, red ace
carrots-yaya, scarlet nantes
radishes
spinach-olympia
tomatoes-moneymaker, early girl, bonnie best, sweet million cherry
lettuce-merlot, buttercrunch, salad bowl
parsnips-Gladiator
arugula-
mescluns-west coast mix
hops-golden
cherry tomatoes
cucumbers-market more
poblano peppers



Sunday, April 30, 2017

West Coast Seeds recipes! @westcoastseeds #westcoastseeds
https://www.westcoastseeds.com/garden-resources/recipes/

and veggie seedlings!




Saturday, April 22, 2017

bookfind: Food Lover's Garden: growing, cooking, and eating well: https://www.amazon.ca/Food-Lovers-Garden-Growing-Cooking/dp/0865718423

grow it cook it eat it - that's what I do best!