Monday, 27 June 2011

Our Garden is Growing!

Our garden is growing quickly! 
It is exciting to see vegetables start on some of our plants. 
Luckily, we haven't spotted any potato bugs...yet...

  teeny tiny peppers

our peas are growing fast and wild!

Monday, 6 June 2011

Sweet & Simple on a Sunday afternoon

Dan's parents were stopping by for coffee last Sunday.  We wanted to make something to enjoy with our coffee.  Both of our parents always have treats and homemade goodies out for everyone to enjoy.  As we were thinking about what to make, Dan looked in our freezer and found peaches from last year.  We thought we should use them as peach season is fast approaching us.

Once again I turned to Simply in Season and found "Four Fruit Crisp" recipe.

1 and 1/2 cups each of your fruit of choice (we used peaches, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries)
3/4 cup flour (we used buckwheat flour)
3/4 cup rolled oats
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons oil (if you want, you can always use more butter)
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup nuts (if you like, we didn't add nuts)

Mix until crumbly and evenly sprinkle topping over fruit.  Bake in 375 degrees until fruit bubbles and top is brown, about 30 minutes (this may take longer if fruit is frozen)

recipe credit: Simply in Season. Mary Beth Lind and Cathleen Hockman-Wert, 2009.

Our Garden

Daniel and I planted our first garden.  We both grew up with gardens and we both have fond memories of weeding and pulling rocks out of them.  This time, we designed the layout and chose the bounty that will (hopefully) fill our kitchen, and we hope to recruit many of our friends to do the weeding and rock pulling.  
For us, it's an experiment... our plants continue to grow and reach for the sun and we hope they will produce many wonderful veggies when they feel ready.  Our neighbours are super stoked and compliment our garden almost daily (which is a huge boost for us as first time urban gardeners).  I will continue to post photographs and updates on the progress of our beautiful garden...

Stay tuned...and enjoy.