August Comparisons

August was an interesting month for the garden. The temperatures seemed to even out to regular temperatures rather than the unprecedented weather we had been seeing in June & July. But due to all the fires blazing around our city, we had dark skies, little sunlight and falling ash. It is something of note as…

Spring Growth

It has been almost a month now since we started a few plants inside the house. They are happily growing big and tall and are on-track with being ready to go into the garden beds in mid-May. Over the next week or so, I will begin to put them outside on the deck for the…

What’s Up Doc? Spiced Carrot Muffins

We have been enjoying a very mild winter so far this year. There has been snow, then it melts, then there is a bit more, and so on. A few weeks ago, when we were hitting between 5-10*C each day, I was itching to get out into the yard and do some work, but I…

Versus!

Alright, welcome to our first annual versus post. This year it is 2019 versus 2020. With a similar garden setup, only a few changes to the plants being grown and a few odd weather patterns thrown in, it was a close comparison. With a little more variety and a long fall growing period, 2020 came…

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…

What’s Up Doc? Carrot Cake Cookies

Alright, here is recipe 3 of 3 from the original “What’s up doc?” post. These were tasty, but a little dry. I have adjusted the recipe a bit to make it the cookie I had hoped it would be. Here you go. INGREDIENTS ~ 1 cup of oats (instant is best, but you can use…

What’s Up Doc? Carrot Coffee Cake.

Recipe 2 of 3 is some dessert to go with the meal I made with the first recipe. We love carrot cake, but I wanted something a little more than just standard carrot cake. So I decided to make a carrot cake with streusel on top. Once cooked, I realized I still wanted the cream…

What’s Up Doc? Asian Carrot Slaw.

A little delayed, but as promised, recipe 1 of 3. As previously mentioned, we have an abundance of carrots, so I went a little rabbity and made some really delicious items with fresh picked carrots from the garden. Our dogs of course got some of the carrots during prep. If I appease them with bits…

What’s Up Doc?

Bright orange, crunchy and delicious…we love carrots. Especially the dogs, so much so that we had to build a cage around them this year because Basil just assumes that we planted a patch of treats for her to eat at her leisure. This will be the last year for our raised beds. They were only…