Seeds, cheese and a new vinegar experiment

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Lots of seeds started now in the veggie grow-op, a heat-mat makes a huge difference in how fast germination occurs. Onions, leeks, peppers, eggplants, tomatoes and celery all started. Each of the small pots contains 6-25 seeds which potted out … Continue reading

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In Our Garden 2013

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While I’ve enjoyed lazing around this winter, like most gardeners I’ve been scouring seeds catalogues, buying more seeds than I have room for and am itching like mad to get back in the garden and CANNOT WAIT until the snow … Continue reading

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Growing ginger, vodka infusions and homemade garlic powder

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We had an unseasonably warm day today of 16 degrees Celsius (normal high of -2) and all the snow had melted so I put on my wellies and did a garden inspection. I was amazed to see the parsley and … Continue reading

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Homemade Red Wine Vinegar – Success!

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A quick recap from posts one and two. In the first red wine vinegar post I was lamenting that I hadn’t managed to find a supplier for a vinegar mother in Canada so after some research had decided I would … Continue reading

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Meyer Lemon Shred Marmalade

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The first Meyer lemons of the season are finally available. I’ve never been a huge fan of marmalade, mostly because of the pith, but I’ve been looking for a preserve to make with Meyer lemons so I can enjoy them … Continue reading

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Preserved Lemons

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There has been a definite upswing in the use of preserved lemons as an ingredient in recipes lately and we’ve been wanting to give them a try for a while. I checked a couple stores and came up empty handed … Continue reading

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Dessert worthy of a Meyer Lemon and this and that…

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When they’re in season I always grab a couple bags of Meyer lemons and make all sorts of things with them. Cakes, syrups, cocktails, jam, lemonaid, etc. But when there is a Meyer lemon ripe on my small tree I … Continue reading

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