Category Edibles

Pear Salsa Recipe

I think this is the most canning I have done for a few years and I’m running out of places to put the jars. We have a pear tree purchased at the big box home improvement store about 10-12 years ago, it actually has 4 varieties of pears which ripen between mid-August and late September. […]

Cucumber Pickles, take 2

With the cooler nights, cucumber production has slowed down, but I picked enough to justify another batch of pickles. My bowl wasn’t quite as full, and I used 2 yellow cooking onions instead of Vidalia, then sprinkled with kosher salt and let sit 3 hours or so. I added a small bag of baby cut […]

Cucumber Pickles, take 1

I grew a lot of cucumber plants this year, attempting to get better timing of ripening. While I did get two cucumbers in early July from the 4 plants I started indoors in our Aerogarden in late April, after that the plants took a break. Then, in early August, I started getting production from all […]

Random things on Wednesday

Some things I have loved doing and seeing over that past few weeks. Snowshoeing in Haliburton — this was the last week of March, about 6 degrees Celsius (hence no coats), to enjoy the last of the winter. Biking on the Easter long weekend. My husband and I walked about 5 miles on Sunday and […]

A Front Garden View

I hope it’s just as nice wherever you are–it’s definitely not sewing weather here.  I spent a lovely evening in the garden tonight.  Recently, Cecilia from thekitchensgarden posted her back door view and suggested her readers do the same. You can see mine here. Continuing along this theme, I thought you would like to see […]

Sewing and Other things

I’ve been enjoying the wonderful June weather, but with so many other things to do, I haven’t been doing very much sewing. The garden is growing..wait a minute, those are weeds! But some desirable plants too. I love having edibles in the garden that we can step outside and pick, when the squirrels, chipmunks, rabbits, […]