Harvest Soups

Today was another fall harvest day at our house. We dug up more potatoes, some carrots, parsnips and beets, and picked some of the last of the tomatoes (so sad). I spent the afternoon roasting vegetables for various soups and dinner. Roasting everything at once just seemed to make more sense. I made roasted garlic… Read more »

Perfect French Fries

Having grown our own potatoes for the last three years we of course make our own french fries.  I’ve discovered three secrets to making the best french fries: Cut the fries the same size — we like ours about 1/4 inch in size, the longer the better. Soak the cut fries in ice cold water… Read more »

New Summer Salads

Summer is here and the garden is already providing an abundance of zucchini as well as Swiss chard and kale greens. While I love grilled zucchini and greens fried with garlic I was looking for some other ways to use these vegetables to add some new interest to our meals. And summer salads are always… Read more »

Cooking With Garlic Scapes

While they may not be new to everyone, we discovered a whole new food this week. I have made it a point this year to use everything we can from the garden. So when I cut the tops of my garlic this past week I decided to google garlic scape or garlic flowers and see… Read more »

Summer Salads

I wonder what the perfect summer salad is? So many to choose from – pasta salad, potato salad, green bean and tomato salad, coleslaw – just about anything in the garden can be adapted into a tasty crisp salad. Last week I made a terrific salad with some fresh sweetcorn, cut of the cob, leftover… Read more »

Zucchini Overload!

What do you do with all that extra zucchini in the garden? Our favourite way to eat zucchini is grilled on the BBQ with a bit of olive oil, salt and pepper. Next up are slices fried in garlic and olive oil until still crispy. I also cut up zucchini for use in rice and… Read more »

Flying Saucer Zucchini

You know summer is here when the summer squash start to appear in the garden. Today we enjoyed our first zucchini of the season, okay well one only but hey it’s still June. I planted three varieties of summer squash this year: Onyx, Golden Dawn III and Flying Saucer. I expect we will be eating… Read more »

A Great Year For Potatoes

We harvested our first potatoes ever today easily finding a few new potatoes ranging from the size of a golf ball to the size of a tennis ball. It has certainly been a great year to grow potatoes. Despite mounding the potatoes three times in the beginning of the season the plants are a still… Read more »