Category Archives: 100 mile diet

Osyter Mushrooms

We stopped by the local mushroom growing plant and picked up four pounds of fresh Osyter  Mushrooms.  They were picked fresh while we waited behind the red line.. stunning mushrooms. While some will be eaten fresh cooked, most of them … Continue reading

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Raspberry Spice Cake Recipe

  Raspberry Spice Cake 1 Cup Sugar 1/2 Cup of Butter 2 large eggs 1 tbsp. of molasses 1 cup whole milk (sheep in my case) 2 cups of raspberries (This will give a very moist cake, if you want … Continue reading

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Easy Fresh Tomato Garlic Pasta Topping

O yes, we have tomato’s starting to come in.. we have been getting fresh yummy cherry tomato’s for fresh eating or in salads, I had my first toasted Tomato Sandwich this week. However yesterday we brought in enough Roma Tomato’s … Continue reading

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Can we talk about Bee’s for a moment?

My Plum tree’s are in full bloom.. so many other things in bloom as well.. including creeping Charlie and the Violets, the wild strawberries and of course all the currents. But there is something missing this year.. Bee’s.. Where are … Continue reading

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Eating Cattail Root.

Hi Guys, Peter is one of our great local Forage leaders in the Local Ottawa Area. He is such a down to earth great guy. When this video came across my facebook feed, I asked nicely if it could be … Continue reading

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Preparing Dandelion Flowers for future use

Dandelion flower are lovely to use in a number of ways. You can add them to honey to make Dandelion honey. You can add them to butter. You can add them to dough and make cakes with them or mini … Continue reading

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Forage “Daylily Spring Leaves”

I have talked about those old fashioned orange flowered Daylily’s before. I love to harvest their flowers for both fresh eating and to dry them for year round use.  I have talked about harvesting the tiny but bursting flavour of … Continue reading

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Maple Syrup and Tapping..

All week-long I have been watching my local friends on Facebook talking about.. Tapping Should I tap now. I got a small run but the flavour is off or I tapped and nothing is running. Locally, to the farm the … Continue reading

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Rendering Lard- Pasture Raised Heritage Pork Fat

My computer binged and it was a friend of mine.. would you like a couple bags of Freshly done but now frozen of Pasture raised heritage organic pork fat. I was like ok, two bags, maybe three? Well her one … Continue reading

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Broad Bean or Fava Bean Harvest 2017

These guys were planted at the same time as the peas when the soil can just be started to be worked early spring and unlike the peas which have struggled this year, they all came up. They were in a … Continue reading

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