Tomato bounty season means finding lots of way to eat tomatoes. I have been picking my tomatoes & doing my best to preserve them. I squeeze out all the tomato seeds into labelled jars & set them aside to ferment then boil down the rest of the tomatoes to make my own salsa! add delicious […]
Slightly chilly nights are the perfect times to spend in the kitchen preserving your hard work! oven dried tomatoes coming fresh out of the oven, and on a pretty plate tomato juice, tomato paste & oven-dried tomatoes
i pickled my lovely beans & carrots. i love the sound of freshly canned jars lids popping
I just picked a super large bag of green beans from my small row in my community garden. It is only just the beginning too! Better get my pickling station set-up!
I am so happy I am pulling carrots that I planted in early May. They are so colourful & delicious … and I simply cannot stop photographing them when cut up they get even more beautiful lift lock community garden harvest late July …. harvest nestled in with my farmers market purchases.
Yeah Garlic Harvest!! I harvested my garlic! Last fall I planted 25 bulbs of my dear friends bradley’s garlic & now I have 25 bulbs & close to 400 bulbs to re-plant. I love seed saving! It just makes sense. Some of the garlic cracked open. I guess I’ll have to eat these ones! tied […]
Despite my late start in getting my garden planted, things are growing along splendidly! My tomatoes & peppers are finally starting to flower. Yeah! late seeded crops are starting to sprout & grow! Some of them are even ready to eat! mmm basil is growing along & smelling great. pesto here i come! My Lift […]
I had almost forgotten that in the peak of harvest/ seed collecting season I froze three bags of whole cherry (& some others) tomatoes as well as a bag of roasted tomatoes. Tomatoes freeze so well, they still look so perfect & are not even really frozen together. The roasted ones smell so amazing as […]
Chard in its last stages Lots of happy kale still Pile of greens harvested on Nov. 9th! Beautiful pink & yellow chard My garden plot put to bed under a pile of straw happy to be in the garden on a mild November day
Before a deep frost could hit my container garden (they had been protected by a large front porch), I transported them into my home in an attempt to extend the life of the plants, and my access to fresh food, the smell of fresh herbs, and just to look at green things growing! I […]