OverWintering Vegetables

With the first frost comes the need to harvest most vegetables. Our cold room is stacked with fruit and vegetables chilling out till it’s time to be eaten. Some vegetables can be overwintered in the garden , but there are a few steps to managing the crops that are left out in the cold. This […]

Harvest in the Kootenays

There’s snow on the mountains, about a foot or so on Kootenay Pass I hear, this feels early, but maybe I’m just not quite ready for the onslaught. We are in the midst of harvest here in the Kootenays. Our house is full of stored, canned, ready to can, and dehydrated fruit and vegetables. The dehydrator is running as I write, Italian plums at the moment.

Working With Local Produce

Around North America, there is a resurgence of interest in harvesting, preserving and cooking with local food. With local farmer’s markets, backyard chickens, and victory gardens making a comeback, people are more aware of issues surrounding the sustainability of their food choices. [ad#468] Books such as “The 100 Mile Diet” and “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” have […]