Root Cellar Meals

With a fully stocked root cellar comes a necessary change in eating habits. You’ll need to cook with root vegetables even more than you usually do, and keep your cellar stock in mind. Here are some root cellar meals we’ve made recently. SPANISH TORTILLA Thinly chop 3-4 medium sized potatoes, boil until tender. Then saute in a cast iron skillet, with 1 finely chopped onion … Continue reading Root Cellar Meals

Preparing Your Root Cellar

As the weather cools off, it’s time to prepare your root cellar for winter.  If you’re new to root cellaring, here are a few posts we’ve written over the past two years: Root Cellar Basics Root Cellar Workshop Root Cellar: Building Materials Root cellars are relatively low maintenance. But there are a few things that should be done to prepare your root cellar for the … Continue reading Preparing Your Root Cellar

Root Cellars: Building materials and using what you have

This spring we embarked on transforming part of our office basement into a root cellar, and now that September’s here, it’s time to start thinking about filling it up with produce. It’s nice to see a project through to the very end and be able to start using it for its intended purpose, even though it was a very handy space this summer to store … Continue reading Root Cellars: Building materials and using what you have

Root Cellar Workshop

This weekend, we built a root cellar! Building a root cellar at the Ecology Action Centre office has been an idea that we’ve been kicking around for years. It went from the idea stage to the reality stage when we received some funding from the Spirit NS Local Food Fund last fall. After the excitement of receiving the funding, the next big question was: So, … Continue reading Root Cellar Workshop

Root Cellar Basics

On a sunny Sunday in November, we gathered together a group of about twenty, and set out on a root cellar road trip! The tour would include three root cellars – first, an above ground root cellar in a barn on a farm; second, a dome-shaped underground root cellar in a suburban backyard; and finally, a closest-sized cold room turned root cellar in an urban … Continue reading Root Cellar Basics