Monthly Archives: September 2011

Collecting Coriander and Self sowing Cilantro

Home grown coriander seeds are inexplicably better than any you could ever find in a store. The flavor is clear, sweet and almost smokey, a bit reminiscent of caraway. Even the expensive coriander I purchased at a specialty shop doesn’t … Continue reading

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Skillet Flat Bread with Home Grown Coriander

This flat bread makes a lovely accompaniment to chili, fajitas, curries and almost anything, I folded these up soft taco style, with refried beans, roasted tomatoes and a heap of fresh greens from the garden. If you have never done … Continue reading

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Rogue Potatoes

I posted about potatoes that I meant to plant earlier this month but this post is about “other” potatoes, potatoes I didn’t mean to plant. In my garden mystery spuds from crops gone by, miraculously over winter and pop up … Continue reading

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Happy Fall!

The first day of autumn is upon us, I am looking forward to the colourful trees and as the main growing seasons draws to a close, the “work load” of weed pulling and watering lightens, I am looking forward to … Continue reading

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White Scaloppini Squash-My Favorite Summer Squash This Year

This was a random find and impulse buy for me, I was standing in line at some big box store, flipping through the seed rack and just happened to find something a little different; this white scaloppini variety “Custard white” … Continue reading

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Purple Sweet Corn?

I was so excited about growing this illusive colourful corn but this wasn’t exactly an excellent year for corn. My corn patch was stunted and spindly from the get go, poor heat loving corn, there just wasn’t much heat to … Continue reading

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Purple Cabbage Pot Stickers with Mirin Soy Dipping Sauce

I grow cabbage for three reasons: Asian slaw, pot stickers and pad thai. I will be sharing my secret family recipe for pad thai one of these days but for now it’s all about those labour intensive but oh so … Continue reading

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