On the Farm: Our Blog

Veggetti!

Somebody has invented a way of getting more vegetables in our diet! I saw it on tv: It's called the Veggetti, it's cost me about 10 bucks, way less than those spiral tools I've coveted in the kitchen shops. Here's how it works: find a raw vegetable, twist it into the...

Quick Transparent Applesauce- no peeling or coring

Transparent apples are the first of our Fraser Valley apples to ripen. It's early July and even though it's hot I have a chance to can apple sauce. Here's a quick couple of hints for a smooth and easy sauce: Those spots are from a hail storm, don't let them bother...

Slow Foods Cycle Tour

Cycle Greendale August 3, 2014 and behold food at its source! Check out the Slow Foods Cycle Tour for details

Waiting Out The Garlic

Garlic season is approaching, soon those green leaves will yellow the stalks will be stiff and dry, then it will be time to lift the bulbs from the ground, dust them off, trim the stems and roots and lay them in the sun to dry. We will watch those green leaves turn...

Fast Food: Puttanesca…ish

A quick recipe that has the comfort of salty-sweet pasta inside 30 minutes. Step 1: oven 375. Olive oil on cookie sheet or roasting pan; something with low sides to allow the steam off, but catches the juice. Toss whole grape tomatoes (or chopped larger tomatoes) onto...

Blooms Against the Bark

Greendale farms are full of willows. Our old one is massive, Doug prunes it hard. I planted a Wisteria against it with the vision of having it take over one day. It is finally wrapping around it so, being an aggressive plant, I think it is on it’s...

Sunday May Morning

Early morning in May, sunny kitchen, I pour my second cup of coffee and look out my kitchen window to see Doug, with his trusty Japanese knife, on his knees in a weedy patch. Often I leave for work with a shout and a wave out to the field, but I have a little time to...

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