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Lavender Vinegar

“The gauzy gray-green foliage, graceful violet spikes, and above all, unequalled perfume make lavender a shameless seducer. Its fragrance is both invigorating and sedating and one of the great pleasures of the herb garden.” The most common variety of lavender is English lavender, Lavandula angustifolia, which grows to between two and three feet, with one-and-a-half-inch flower…

Kale Crop

Our Kale crop is so bountiful that anyone who visits the house goes home with some! The germination rate and crop yield of the 4 Kale Mix from Salt Spring Seeds has been exceptional! “A mix of our 4 favourite kales: Red Russian, White Russian, Laurel’s Frilly and Rainbow Lacinato. Easy to care for and…

Summer Salad Recipe

Amaranth & Mango Salad 1/2 cup of yogurt 1 1/2 teaspoons of curry powder 1 teaspoon of grated ginger 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt 1 cup of Amaranth grain 1 1/2 cups of water 2 chopped mangos 1/2 cup of diced red pepper 1 tablespoon of parsley 1 tablespoon of diced jalapeno 2 tablespoons of…

Look at the Quinoa!

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,…

Fresh From Our Garden – Rhubarb!

Look what’s fresh this week! We’re freezing rhubarb and making rhubarb vinegar. Curried Lentils with Rhubarb & Sweet Potatoes Recipe 1 cup of dry orange lentils 1 peeled and sliced sweet potato 1 tablespoon of oil 1 cup of diced rhubarb 2 tablespoons of our rhubarb vinegar 1 tablespoon of curry powder 1 teaspoon of…

Toteable Potatoes

  Inspired after touring a friend’s garden – a new way to grow potatoes!  Place 6 litres of soil in the bottom of a bag – make sure it is porous. Add 6 – 8 cut potatoes with eyes. Cover with soil – add additional soil as potatoes grow. When ready to harvest, empty the…

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