Monthly Archives: October 2010

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Happy Halloween! As a kid I remember always roasting fresh pumpkin seeds before going trick or treating, it was probably some kind effort on my mom’s behalf to get something healty into us before all that candy! If … Continue reading

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Fall Colours

I don’t talk about the back yard garden very often mainly because its(relatively speaking) not as interesting as the front yard garden, but my back yard garden is all about fall colours, partly deliberately and partly  because nothing else would … Continue reading

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Overwintering Vegetables

January King Cabbage-only about 4″ tall at the moment The first time I heard of overwintering vegetables I misunderstood, I mistakenly though overwintering vegetables meant wintertime vegetables, I had plans to plant and harvest all winter long.  The truth is … Continue reading

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Grapes a Mislabeled Mishap

Grapes I Think They are Condord? My grapes are finally ready! 3 years ago I planted my grape vine from a 1 gallon size of what I thought was sweet seedless early ripening red vanessa grape after 3 years of … Continue reading

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My Favorite Perennial Salad

This low maintenance mix of arugula, perpetual spinach and sorrel, will rival any annual “spring greens mix” or “mescluns”, without the hassle of constantly re-sowing, or successive planting. In my garden the perennial greens are much more drought tolerant than … Continue reading

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Jerusalem Artichoke and Mushroom Pot Pie

The recipe here is for a vegetarian or vegan pot pie, but if you want to add some browned stewing beef cubes just increase the simmering time to 2 hours. Alternatively you can use this recipe to make the best … Continue reading

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Freezing Baby Dill

Baby Dill Fresh baby dill despite its frilly appearance actually freezes really well, simply snip it, wash it, dry it,  flatten it out in a thin single layer in a big resealable bag, and lie flat in the freezer. Once … Continue reading

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