Category Archives: local food

Drying Whole Currents

Its seems so simple right.. pick your currents, clean them up, removing any bits of leaves or stems and put them on the drying trays and go.. And they will take forever.. I mean forever to get them dry.. Let … Continue reading

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Canadian Northern Spruce Tip Salt

I adore my spruce tips, I use them in many ways.. I always make spruce tip salt and spruce tip sugar, I make a full pint of each every year for cooking though out the year to come. While the … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Nettle Iced Tea Recipe

A spring, its time for so many yummy things, off a bit later to do a walk and check the fiddleheads.. but its going to be a very busy day indeed and I feel the need to put a nice … Continue reading

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Popcorn Garden Plans 2015

Strawberry popcorn or Tom Thumb Popcorn, or hmmmmm O yes dear readers, I am on the hunt for the best home grown popcorn, Zone 5, average frost free days 124, yup that is not really that much time and it … Continue reading

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Mung Bean Sprouts and Recipe..

Dried Mung Beans can be turned into¬†wonderful¬†home grown sprouts for use in a number of tasty dishes, I started sprouting about ten years ago as a way to be able to offer the hounds fresh ground greens once or twice … Continue reading

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Sausage Making at Big Brothers.. Bear Sausage recipe

My big Brother lives in the northern part of alberta and he is a hunter, so if you are non-hunting, please stop reading now LOL, no really its not that bad but just giving a heads up, he is black … Continue reading

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Every morning this week.. Bang, Bang, Bang…

Strange Trucks are driving by slowly, Folks pull into the second driveway and sit with sun glinting off their funky looking eyes, trucks and vans are parked into cut lines up and down the big forest, and bright sign’s have … Continue reading

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The Spruce Tips -Recipes and Idea’s.

Its spring time and that means time to make tons of different things with those stunning Vit c packed lime green fresh spruce tips. Remember to remove the brown casing and give them a wash, these are picked off the … Continue reading

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The sap is running now..

I know compared to lots of folks, that we are later, but this week looks like it will be a great run, and I am so looking forward to those full buckets of sweet Maple water. Question for all those … Continue reading

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Fresh Pork Belly with Ribs – 13.2 pds

Whole Fresh Pork Belly with Ribs still attached A nice rack of pork ribs, I split into two portions, each one enough to feed two peaple. Eight one pd (or close to one pd) peices of bacon to be.. hmmm, … Continue reading

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