Category Archive for: ‘Harvest’

Red Figs

Harvesting in Early August

This month my neighbours and I have more growing than we can harvest and eat so there is quite a bit of food sharing going around.  Almost daily I get a delivery of somthing, like a giant bowl of fresh figs, that I turn into some lucious creation.  I have also now organized a farm fresh egg delivery in my city neighbourhood …

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Dragonfly And Blackberries Medium

Pickin’ Blackberries and Makin’ Jam

Today, on the annual organic blueberry run to Richmond, I stopped to walk the pooch by the Fraser River and found some huge, ripe blackberries that practically leaped into a little beach pail that I picked up for the occasion. I always snicker a bit when I see blackberries on sale around here as they are pretty easy to get a …

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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 the appropriate term for this guy. I started 6 plants from seed in January 2009 and this year just one of the 2 remaining plants finally gave me an artichoke. …

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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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Big Juicy Strawberry

Organic Strawberry Jam

Oh, the strawberries this year.  While the cool wet weather this May and June kept many of the strawberries watery and bland, somewhere in California an organic grower got it right : the berries, just at the peak of ripeness, were deep red with a rich sweetness that reminded me of strawberry molasses.  Given that my berries, as lovely as they were, …

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Strawberry Jam Two Ways

Strawberry Balsamic & Black Pepper Preserves

Strawberry Balsamic & Black Pepper Preserves (adapted from this recipe from Canadian Living) Using the remaining 1/3 of  the Organic Strawberry Jam batch and add: 4 more cups crushed strawberries ½ cup cup balsamic vinegar 1 tbsp coarsely cracked black pepper or to taste Directions:  Bring this mixture to a boil again – a hard boil for 1 minute stirring constantly– and then can just …

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