It was Fall Fair day today and my sister and I took the oldest of the four girls and walked the short distance down to the Gabriola Commons. From noon until 3 pm today many Gabriolans spent the day listening to music, watching squash races, looking at beautiful fruit, veggie and flower displays and eating… Read more »
This is the time of year for pickling, when the garden has an abundance of cucumbers, carrots and beets. This was Carly’s first try at pickles and she was impressed with how easy it can be. Pour a boiling mixture (1 part water, 1 part vinegar and 1 tablespoon coarse salt per cup) of liquid… Read more »
This week the market offered a kaleidoscope of goods. Gorgeous hand dyed yarns, soft leather bags, bright tye dye clothing, gleaming pottery, aromatic canteloupe, deep green watermelons, sparkling jewelry, all produced on Gabriola. We bought a beautiful stoneware mug some canteloupe and a watermelon and headed home for tea – yummy!
Dancing Man Festival
The Dancing Man Music Festival is celebrating its 10th year on Gabriola with 5 days of musical performances in various venues including an outdoor stage at Descanso Bay Park. Some of the performers are award winners and include both local and visiting talent. For more information visit dancingman.ca.
Inside the Saturday Market
Although we have a good start on our veggie garden, it doesn’t produce near as well as the market gardens, so a trip to the Saturday Market lets us grab a few things that we don’t have, we can then browse the other vendors. Mmmmm Slow Rise Bakery bread and scones! So many stands, the… Read more »