Kale…who would have guessed

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We were at a going away party for a friend last night, pot-luck of course.  We love pot-lucks because everybody always makes their best dish and you are able to feast on wonderful food until we are stuffed. Robyn made Kale Chips, something we have recently been making for our families regularly and can report… Read more »

Biggie Tomato

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Our gardening is just about done for the year, the beds have been tidied and only the cold hardy vegetables are left to browse from. We had an abundance of really big tomatos and made a lot of tomato sauce!

Foraging on Gabriola

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There are quite a number of plants that can be foraged for food on Gabriola. The spring and summer months offer a multitude of berries, oregon grape, young stinging nettle,  and tender greens; in the fall find rose hips and mushrooms. It is very satisfying to walk along mossy forest trails and spy a chanterelle mushroom, and… Read more »

The Daily Harvest

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We had such a cool start to the summer that I thought the garden would never grow, but I was surprised, we are able to  pick a bountiful daily harvest of vegetables – enough for three families. We used sea weed and compost this year and the result has been market quality. When there is too much we… Read more »