How to Build A Cold Frame

Well folks, it’s that time of year again when gardens are flourishing with the bounties of the early and late spring plantings and I am beginning to plan for my first attempt at season succession. A cold frame has been heavily considered to help extend the seasons in my garden throughout the colder months. Cold frames, in essence, can be made from various items – … Continue reading How to Build A Cold Frame

Jammin’: Our Best Jammy Recipes

Whether you’re a jam lover or not (and we are), jam is the gateway preserve. It’s the preserve you learn first, that encourages you to learn to make other preserves. Here are a few of our jammy favourites. And for a complete canning how-to, check out our posts Canning 101 and Canning 201, or download our guide How to Can Your Harvest. EASY APPLE RHUBARB … Continue reading Jammin’: Our Best Jammy Recipes

Root for the Carrot

Carrots are popular for good reason, as they have numerous health benefits. Carrots may be white, red, yellow, orange or purple. Each type of carrot contains slightly varying amounts of antioxidants; however, they all contain many beneficial nutrients. This root vegetable is most well known for being a great source of the antioxidant beta carotene which is converted to Vitamin A in the body, making … Continue reading Root for the Carrot

Make the Most of Your Herb Garden

There’s nothing nicer than having access to a few pots of fresh herbs growing in your kitchen, and a big basil or oregano plant in the garden – we love being able to add fresh herbs to our cooking at a moment’s whimsy. And if you have a few plants outside that grow really well (or if you get big bunches of herbs from your … Continue reading Make the Most of Your Herb Garden

Salads for All Seasons

Salads aren’t just for spring and summer, when the local produce is plentiful – you can adapt a salad dramatically depending on what’s in season. Here are a few of our favourite salads and rice bowls for now or later. GREEN GODDESS RICE BOWLFrom Eating by the Seasons 1 head broccoli1 head bok choy, torn1 bunch green kale, torn1 bunch swiss chard, torn6 cups cooked … Continue reading Salads for All Seasons

Crazy for Kale

This nutritious, lettuce-like vegetable is grown mainly in the fall season and is preferably harvested after the first frost, which sweetens the naturally bitter tasting leaves. From August well into the winter months it is harvested and sold in bunches at Farmers’ Markets across Nova Scotia. If you’re growing kale at home, the outer leaves can be continuously picked during the fall and this will … Continue reading Crazy for Kale

So Much Rhubarb!

Ahhhh…‘tis the season for rhubarb. It always seems that folks that don’t have rhubarb in their gardens can’t get enough of this astringent veggie, and those that don’t want it can’t get it out of their garden. If you don’t want it, you probably just don’t know how versatile it is. We’re going to share a few of our favourite recipes to remedy that. STEWED … Continue reading So Much Rhubarb!