Snowdon House Gourmet & Gifts was recently featured on Chek News – here is a link to the article:
“Laura Waters of Snowdon House Farm in North Saanich brings an age old idea into the 21st century. Waters is producing fir-essence infused vinegars ideal for salads blended with flavours like apricot, Arctic kiwi, blackberry and many others. Also Douglas Firessence, a sparkling, effervescent, non-alcoholic beverage made from locally grown Douglas Fir trees with a shot of vinegar. …
Source: Island entrepreneur creates new line of vinegar products from Douglas fir trees
After hours of dedication to the flowers and gardens, the bees have rewarded us with a bountiful crop of honey. Yesterday ten frames of honey were harvested. Soon to be extracted, bottled, and available for sale. And more to be harvested later!
Black Quinoa Seed purchased from Salt Spring Seeds is 3 feet tall and the first of the seeds have started to appear in pink and green, as shown in the photo above.
With about 100 days of maturity, it will continue to grow until 6 feet tall in late August. Once the seeds have matured, we will pick the stems and bring them inside to harvest, stripping the seeds with our thumb and forefinger. Several pictures to follow.
“Variable coloured flower-heads produce copious amounts of vibrant black seeds. Original accession from Peru via the late David Cusack. Resisted sprouting on the plant in rainy conditions better than other quinoa strains in 2013. A bit earthier, sweeter, and more crunchy than white quinoa.”
Quote retrieved from: www.saltspringseeds.com/products/black-quinoa