Monthly Archives: June 2011

Garlic Scapes and Miscellaneous Greens in Thai Style Coconut Broth

In the first few days of summer I know it seems inappropriate to make a steamy bowl of broth but it was pouring with rain today and the only thing summery about the weather right now is the calendar reading … Continue reading

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Cutting Garlic Scapes

Hard neck varieties of garlic shoot up a flower stalk generally referred to as a “garlic scape”, it seems to be a common belief you can get bigger better garlic bulbs by snipping off the scapes. The story goes if … Continue reading

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The Garlic Thief

Growing a front yard garden and doing a whole house renovation, we have become accustomed to people stopping by, if its not a neighbour asking about the harvest it’s a passer by asking about the house, its not unusual to … Continue reading

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Things Happening in the Garden Today

This is just a bit of an end of spring miscellaneous post, mostly and excuse to share some pretty pictures of what is going on right now in the garden. My thyme just broke out into flower, I wasn’t diligent … Continue reading

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Tarragon Pesto

My spring equivalent of the old summer standby basil pesto. This is the kind of thing I would never do if I didn’t grow a huge tarragon plant in the garden. I had never cooked with fresh tarragon before I … Continue reading

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Evergreen Huckleberry-The Edible Hedge Project Continued

I am finally following up to my edible hedge post from last year, specifically a little more about the lovely evergreen huckleberry. Not quite the privacy hedge I had hoped for just yet, it’s not really looking like much of … Continue reading

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How Much Food Can You Grow on a Small City Lot?

This goes against my lazy tendencies but I am going to try and keep a harvest count. I have always wanted to do some kind of food growing tally, partly because I am curious and partly  because I genuinely want … Continue reading

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