Category Archives: Garden & Harvest

No Time to Waste? Try this Quick, Creamy Vegetarian Green Tomato Curry

Green Tomato Lentil Curry

When it’s 5 p.m., and I’m only just then starting to think about what I’ll be eating for dinner in a mere hour or so, this is a typical meatless meal that I make. I love quick curries and stir-fries, which are often just a mishmash of whatever vegetables I happen to have in the […]

How to Plant Garlic (with a small yard or a big one!)

Many people take it at the first sign of a cold or flu. Me? I like it because of its taste (and because it wards off vampires!) This time of year, when the weather is seesawing between late fall and early winter temperatures (and the sometimes crazy weather that falls in between – like sunny […]

Seed Saving Libraries (AKA free seeds for you and me!)

I feel a bit like Oprah when I say that Seed Saving Libraries are one of my new favourite things. And the most wonderful news is that they’re cropping up all over the place! If you know me in real life, that’s pun intended. If you’re local to me, the Orillia Public Library, Essa Public […]

How to Make Flavoured Herbal Vinegars (and a recipe for chive blossom vinegar)

Chive-blossom-vinegar-finished

Chive blossom vinegar is not just any old flavoured vinegar. Take a look at that vibrant colour… Wow, right? And the flavour is just as unexpected and delicious! Chive blossom vinegar is a flavoured vinegar with a chive/onion flavour that goes well with everything you might dare to put it on. And it’s beautiful to […]