Archive for the ‘Local’ Category

I’ve had a busy week with two yoga classes, two climbing sessions, and a fair bit of other activity, so today at the Digs we treated ourselves to some delicious eats! For dinner we had emu steak from the market, with local potatoes, CSA carrots and daikon radish as the base of a poutine with […]

Our Dewdrop is three months old today! She goes through a lot of phases it seems these days – fussy a little more than the first few months but still pretty cheery. Perhaps next month I’ll post about what it’s been like having her with me at work (mostly great though occasionally stressful!). Last Sunday […]

Today we have a guest post from one of the other Diggers! Enjoy!!  – E. So, as someone who loves sweets and baked goods, going gluten free has been, a struggle. But since I started doing my own baking, with recipes, without recipes, it’s been easier. By now, I have learned some keys things when […]

Most of my preserving posts are likely not too helpful if any of my readers are just getting in to canning since I tend to just link to other peoples’ recipes and not talk too much about how I do it. But I thought I’d give you an idea of how I get things done, […]

tomatoes galore


Ladies and gentlemen, I am sore and tired, but feeling accomplished.  Here’s what got done on Friday and Saturday! About 65 lbs of tomatoes skinned and chopped and poured into jars, according to the book I mentioned yesterday, Putting Food By. I was originally planning to make sauce and salsa but realized you can’t do […]

cool mornings


It was odd this morning to wake up and put on a sweater and socks and still feel a bit chilly in the kitchen as I plugged in the kettle and turned on the canning pot to get it to a boil. It’ll heat up quickly I’m sure though as I have another 25 lbs […]

Last week’s post showed a shot of one of our more successful crops this year – Royal Burgundy Beans. It’s not that I’ve picked that many beans, but they’re one of the few vegetables that have been surviving in our back plot thus far, so they’re a success to me! It’s also hard to judge how […]