The Importance of Canning

As we are planning our garden for the 2021 growing year, we are also determining how we will process some of our foods. Up until we started growing a large garden, we hadn’t spent any time canning food. Our little garden in our rental gave us enough food to enjoy while it grew, but wasn’t…

What’s Up Doc? Spicy Carrot Pickles!

We have a lot of beautiful carrots coming out of our garden this year. We did a second plant and are now getting these perfect pickle sized carrots, which are perfect for our Spicy Carrot Pickle recipe. If you only have large carrots, no problem, just slice them to the size you want. They make…

Hot Stuff!

We have grown many peppers in our garden. Sweet, jalapeño, Thai chilies, hot Hungarian and now banana peppers. We have also pickled most of the peppers we have grown, with the exception of the sweet peppers. They are all really good, but so far the best ones for pickling have been the hot Hungarian. I…

Pickles or Cucumber Salad?

I have another fun recipe to share. We have an abundance of cucumbers every year, mainly because we never want to run out. We’ve done all sorts of pickling, but our new favourite pickle, we cannot get enough of. We sometimes eat them like a salad, and you can add all sorts of other veggies,…

The Harvest

Jonesing for some delicious fresh food after consuming so much rich food in Germany, K and I have been working hard harvesting all that is coming out of our garden. We were worried that we had missed a good portion of the harvest this year by being away for most of August, but our lovely…