Category: Recipes

Sage Flower Jelly

I was out in my garden earlier this evening – doing some after work weed pullingĀ – and I noticed that my massive sage bushes are in full flower right now. In previous years I’ve thought it might be nice to harvest some of those… Continue Reading “Sage Flower Jelly”

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In the Bookshed: Recipes for Good Living

The Four Season Farm Gardener’s Cookbook, Barbara Damrosch & Eliot Coleman 2012 This book has been sitting on my kitchen counter over the winter months, tantalizing not only the fresh-ingredients cook in me, but also the gardener. A two-in-one book, the first half of… Continue Reading “In the Bookshed: Recipes for Good Living”

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Yammy goodness (and eating almost clean)

In 2011, for about ten months, I went on a lower-carb eating kick. Not no-carb, but I pretty much tossed out white grains, wheat flour, simple sugars and everything refined, chemicalized or non-naturally coloured. I kept all veggies, legumes, meat, and dairy in my… Continue Reading “Yammy goodness (and eating almost clean)”

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Fermenting green beans (an experiment)

While camping in the Cariboo, my friend Kyla extolled the virtues of natural fermentation vs. pickling – and when I got home, there were five pounds of beans of pole beans in need of immediate picking. What better time to give fermentation a try?… Continue Reading “Fermenting green beans (an experiment)”

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Apricots, ginger and honey – jam!

Although we were just in the interior, we were too far North for cheap fruit purchasing and I was too exhausted in the hot drive home to want to add 5 hours to go via Keremeos (where we buy for canning every year). Instead… Continue Reading “Apricots, ginger and honey – jam!”

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