September in Our Garden

Potatoes

Even though Summer's almost over, it's not over for our little vegetable garden. The Nasturtiums are just beginning and our (free) tomatoes just keep getting bigger and bigger and more abundant unlike the poor old tomato plant we bought at the nursery, which has only produced 3 tomatoes so far from this huge plant. Not … Continue reading September in Our Garden

My (Almost) Vegetarian Life

My almost vegetarian life

It's cooled down quite a lot since my last post and it sure feels like Fall...ish. We're still waiting for our tomatoes to ripen, but the Swiss Chard is growing like a weed and I've picked enough of it to add to a stew (tonight's dinner) and one of our favourite meals - Kenyan Braised … Continue reading My (Almost) Vegetarian Life

August in Our Garden

tomatoes

Hello home-grown vegetable lovers. We finally finished all the beans and peas and pulled up the plants along with the potatoes which are now drying out in our shed. Our garden started to look a little sad and empty It's sad to think that summer's almost over, but, at the same time, I love the … Continue reading August in Our Garden

My (Almost) Vegetarian Life

Hi all. It's been a busy weekend! After almost two years on worker's compensation, hubby has been cleared to go back to work! Yay! It's been that long since I made lunches, and this weekend I decided to keep it simple until I could come up with more, er, creative but not too time-consuming, ideas. … Continue reading My (Almost) Vegetarian Life

August in Our Garden

Hello all and welcome to smoky British Columbia. There are hundreds of wildfires burning all over the province and the wind blew the smoke in our direction. The smell of smoke is very strong and the sun is struggling to shine through the haze. We've had a steady stream of beans and peas these past … Continue reading August in Our Garden

July in Our Garden – Our First Haul!

As July comes to a close, we picked our first beans and potatoes today! And a couple of peas : We're having roast pork tonight and these will be perfect! Also picked our first black chili pepper and the herbs just keep on coming - there's chamomile, strawberry mint, rosemary and basil parsley, sage, lavender … Continue reading July in Our Garden – Our First Haul!

My (Almost) Vegetarian Life

Wine cake

The dog-food experiment has been a great success! To read more about that, click here.  Once a week, I load up the slow cooker with all the scraps, leftovers and cheap meat that I save for them in a big plastic container in the fridge. To this I add water and cook for 6 hours. … Continue reading My (Almost) Vegetarian Life

July in Our Garden

Everything is thriving in our vegetable garden. I'm surprised because I'm not quite sure what I'm doing - haha. To read about our garden from the beginning, click here I fed everything with blood meal a few days ago and added a layer of mulch over the weekend to keep the moisture in and the … Continue reading July in Our Garden

June in our Garden – A Fence, Strawberries and a Baby Bear

As June comes to a close, I can't believe how fast everything's grown in just 3 short weeks - to read the last post on this, click here. The vegetables are twice the size now and we've had to add extra stakes to the beans and a place for the peas to climb Hubby finished … Continue reading June in our Garden – A Fence, Strawberries and a Baby Bear