garden

I’m making tomato sauce! :)

Janelle and I both have been on a big kick and looking at things that we buy regularly and seeing if we can do it better…cheaper…and healthier….pasta sauce is one of those things that can be a bit time consuming to whip up properly which is why it’s best to do huge batches of it. And since we recently acquired a new apartment sized freezer we now have enough space to store more great stuff like this.

(I have canned pasta before but it’s got a few more steps to it and really isn’t as space effective.)

I was considering posting a recipe here…but at the end of the day I think you all know what goes into pasta…experiment…taste it along the way…add things you think would work well together…if in doubt…throw some honey in.

Pesto

Fresh ground up basil from the garden (and some from Sparrows Nest Organics)

 

The trick is to not use a food processor…just use a mortar and pestle (btw…pestle…pesto….why do you think it’s called pesto?) and use as fresh ingredients as you can. 1/3rd cup of pine nuts….some parmesan if your wife doesn’t eat it all…some garlic to taste and then start smooshing. I love it! I’m really trying to limit the amount of kitchen gadgets and machines that we have.

 

Dear Diary… <3

Hello….it is me…Janelle..and I am writing a blog entry! I am going to make more of a concious effort to update our wonderful blog that Justin worked very hard to make! Today is Sunday…I enjoy my Sundays as I usually am working Saturdays…I am just relaxing…went to hot yoga earlier…I love Moksha Yoga studio where I go…I think I am going to try doing an energy exchange program there to make it easier on myself financially and I think it is a nice way to contribute to the studio 🙂

We are currently getting ourselves ready for a trip to Manitoba to visit family, we are really looking forward to seeing everyone as we haven’t seen everyone in over a year and we miss them!

And because I love photos here are some photos of some food from our garden…the stars are KALE and BEETS!!! (my juicer has been never been happier)

 

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Have a wonderful week!!! <3

Love,

Janelle

Edibles Nature Walk Mill Creek Ravine brought to us by Sharedble Neighbourhood July 3rd

Last night Justin and myself went on a free nature walk through the Mill Creek Ravine, was a lot of fun and I learned about some new edible plants! I want to go back and forage for some of these when they are ready…there is even horseradish in the ravine…and gooseberries! 🙂 I would write more but I am sleepy…I am up too late already!! Here are some photos!

Burdock

Burdock

May Day Tree

May Day Tree

HorseRadish

Horseradish

Elderberry

Elderberry

Alberta Wild Rose

Alberta Wild Rose

Burdock

Burdock

Dandelion :)

Dandelion 🙂

Lovage

Lovage

Permaculture

So I had the pleasure of attending a Permaculture event a few weeks ago and I ended up buying a Scoby from a really great guy named Rob.

My first batch….pretty freaking tasty! made some blueberry flavoured and some ginger…..I’m a bit nervous about the next batch but we’ll see how it works out…

wheeee