Friday, July 29, 2016

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

In my Garden.

Every day we eat at least 5 cucumbers, the beans are drying out because the AC is blowing hot air at them but I picked a handful and used it in a stew, the garlic is ready for pulling and the potatoes will be out this weekend for a dinner, strawberries are done and I will put in new onions next week. 













 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Drying.

I dried mushrooms before, sliced in an oven and they were really good but time consuming. This time I decided to just hang hole mushrooms to air dry.


 

Monday, July 25, 2016

Weekend dinner.

This weekend I made again perogies this time with blueberries. We all love any kind but in summer fresh fruits are the main ingredient. 


 

Friday, July 22, 2016

Napkin Man.

Last two days we spend at kids festival organized by local TV station. There were lots of fun stuff to do, but the highlight for us was meeting Mr. Anthony from Napkin Man also known as Detective Murdoch.

 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Breakfast.

Organic eggs, home made bread, kale and cucumber from the garden = delicious breakfast. 

 

Monday, July 18, 2016

Pickles.

Its that time again, pickles are loved here so I make few jars every year.
I soak the cucumbers in a cod water for few hours so they become more crispy.



I add garlic, horseradish and dill.







Fill the jars with cold salty water( I boiled the water with salt ahead and let it cool).



 

Friday, July 15, 2016

Jams.

My last jams this season, just because I don't have any more room to store them. Blueberry and cherry.


 

Thursday, July 14, 2016

In my Garden.

All I can say is that my balcony is my favorite place to sit down with a book. Every week I make personal notes about the garden, how thing grow or don't grow and what should I do next year. The beans created nice green wall and the cucumbers small roof. 










 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

By the Lake.

Second trip to the lake this summer but first dip in the water, very short one because 5 minutes later rain came and it made us all wet.






Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Mushrooms.

I love this time of the year, all the preserving and eating delicious fresh fruits and veggies, it keeps me really busy. This year I am planning to try new things like making home ketchup and relish, pickling mushrooms and beets. I started with mushrooms, they look good and in few weeks we will see how they taste. If they are good (like I hope, because I love mushrooms), they will join my preserving list.  

 

Monday, July 11, 2016

Strawberries.

My weekend was full of strawberries, I froze few bags, made some perogies and we had smoothies. This weekend was sweet.