Category Archive for: ‘Growing Food’

Multicoloured Carrots

Take That, Carrot Rust Fly!

When I went to de-blight the tomatoes at the community garden plot this morning, I noticed a carrot top & greens of what was most likely one of my prized multicoloured carrots (pulled and eaten by a yet another vegetable thief) which made me think, “Hey, my carrots are ready!”  While the greens sure didn’t look like much, I decided to pull them anyway and …

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Blueberry Lime Torte

Blueberry Lime Torte

I’ve cleaned off my blueberry bushes at home and like a shark with the taste of blood I needed MORE.  Blueberries are best in season (what isn’t?) but they also freeze really well.  They thaw a bit mushy, but are still perfect for smoothies, baking, compote or simply on plain yogurt.  I found an organic farm in Richmond that had the big, sweet, Blue Crop variety …

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Gooseneck Barnicles At Botanical Beach

Gooseneck Barnacles at Botanical Beach

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Artichoke Close Up Medium

Steamed Artichoke with Caper Mayo Dip

How could I have so quickly forgotten in my Harvest Monday post this week about my Green Globe artichoke?!  Sorry old friend, you deserve much better. And “old friend” is certainly appropriate.  I started 6 plants from seed in January 2009 and this year just one of the 2 remaining plants gave me an artichoke.  I watched it for weeks nervous …

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Blueberries And Lemon Poundcake

A Berry Good Harvest Monday

This July I have been harvesting all sorts of things.  I wish I had the time to post weekly like so many of the others that list at Daphne’s Dandelions but at least I’m getting something posted!  In the beginning of July I pulled up my garlic from the community garden plot and it looked great despite the rust.  I think there …

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Strawberry Coconut Torte

Strawberry Coconut Torte

Given all the yummy strawberries available this year I changed up the Original Plum Torte recipe by using large strawberries in place of the plums, adding a handful of unsweetened coconut to the batter, and topping it with some coconut flakes (which I then toasted under the broiler when the torte was finished).  A delicious summer treat!

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