The seeds we started are coming along! Not that I check them every day. Or several times a day for that matter. The first leek sprout to arrive made me as excited as a child sprouting their first bean in a glass of water – probably more so, because I have a much greater understanding of the importance of food security and the perils that lurk in conventionally grown food. That said, this isn’t a completely organic operation. We bought the most “organic sounding” potting soil we could find and decided that will do. This being our first year growing from seeds, our main goal is just to make stuff grow, with the understanding that our process will be refined each year as we learn what grows best and what works for us. Continue reading
This soup was easy to make and a nice change for a week night meal. I’m not normally a huge fan of cauliflower… I mean, it’s fine, but other than covered in cheese sauce (I’m a firm believer that everything really does taste better with cheese) I find it bland and I run out of ideas to make it taste good. We’ve been getting cauliflower fairly regularly lately through our CSA with Bryson Farms, so a new idea was in order. I think roasting the cauliflower really adds a lot of flavour and pairs well with the bacon and potato. Continue reading
At the end of the growing season this year we bought some bulk vegetables from our CSA provider, Waratah Downs. While tomatoes were quickly preserved, garlic, onions and squash still abound in our kitchen. This was our first time taking advantage of bulk produce discounts from farmers, and I’m really impressed with how well they’ve lasted and how delicious everything still tastes several months later.