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Garlic Scapes Recipes

Garlic Care: Spring-time means trimming (and eating!) the Garlic Scapes Cooking garlic scapes is easy If you are growing garlic, trim the stem of the flower, (the curly-q rising from the center of the plant). This will leave energy back into the bulb and help it...

Russian Garlic: Autumn is Planting Time

Planting Bulbs this Autumn? Why not plant Garlic? Planting garlic is easy:  you need about a square-foot per plant in a fairly healthy soil (they like an acidic soil so, it you find clay in your ground that's terrific!)   Choose a local garlic so it is used to...

So You Want to Sell at a Farmer’s Market

Secrets of a Market Vendor You love the market, go there all the time. You also have a bright idea for a product that you think would do well at this market. Should you make the leap, and set up a stall of your own? It depends!  Do you imagine yourself setting up an...

Quick Transparent Applesauce- no peeling or coring

Transparent applesauce is so easy for busy cooks to make! There's no need to peel or core the apples in this recipe. Find out how to make yours! 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...

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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