Yep, this whole breaking down what’s going on in our lives into parts thing is hanging around. Pregnancy-brain requires it. June was a lot of visiting with friends and family, as well as baby prep.
Last year was my first year really growing garlic on my own. I mean I had watched my family and numerous other people do it for years, but like so much in gardening there were a number of nuances that I just simply wasn’t aware of. One of those things was the actual use of those little curly-ques that come off of the main stalk, and will if left eventually bloom into a flower. [Read more…]
Around here we are always trying to reduce waste, and one of the easiest ways we have found to do that is by composting. I love that composting makes waste useful again by providing my gardens with valuable nutrients. A few more added bonuses are that we are sending less of this volume into the landfills, using fewer garbage bags, and have less smelly garbage.
Wednesday of this week marked the 2017 summer solstice. Not only is it the longest day of the year, but it’s also one of the best benchmarks for the change of the seasons. It’s during these times that I try to reflect on the time that’s past and the time ahead. I like to check in with my goals for the year and make a plan for completing them, or in some cases re-write them completely.
This recipe has become a true summer favourite in our house. It’s easy to toss together, full of veggies, doesn’t heat up the house, and cleanup is a breeze! We have cooked it up and served it with wraps, as shown, on salad, or over rice. [Read more…]