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Browsing Archive: November, 2014

Roast Apple, onion and squash soup with Maple soy glaze

Posted by Carey Wood on Thursday, November 27, 2014,

Roast Apple, onion and squash soup with Maple soy glaze

Been making lots of soups these days.  Here is another good one that we enjoyed.  We are trying to eat seasonally (even though I have a freezer full of frozen meals we made for the summer).  We all like to cook as well so it’s a great opportunity to try some new recipes instead of the same old.  We hope you always try a few new ones.

 

Half a roasted butternut squash.

We found the original recipe “roast honeycris...


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Late November update

Posted by Carey Wood on Thursday, November 27, 2014,

Nothing like a snowy night to work on a blog posting.

 
Its been snowing hard at the farm this evening.

We have had a busy couple of days here at the farm.

Today (Wednesday) we finished the 2014 leek harvest.  It was a great feeling to get them in.  We weren’t too concerned with getting them all harvested but thought we would take advantage of the nice day. 


The snow we still had on Tuesday.  It was all melted with the rain Tuesday evening.

Jeff finally got the wild blue...


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Bacon Kale and Baked Butternut Barley

Posted by Carey Wood on Tuesday, November 18, 2014,

It’s that time of year with lots of squash, and other storage veggies.  That time of year when we can finally take some extra time to cook and experiment. 

 

We have the new Chef Michael Smith cook book, “Family Meals” which Jeff got for his birthday from myself and the Chef himself.  There are lots of tasty recipes in it, and we are going to start trying some of them.

The first one I wanted to try was Baked Butternut Barley.  This is due to knowing we will be runni...


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ACRON Conference

Posted by Carey Wood on Friday, November 14, 2014,

We took the past week off from veggie boxes.  It was a nice break from routine.  The Tuesday fell on Remembrance Day, and the Thursday we decided to cancel when the Atlantic Canada Organic Regional Network was holding their annual conference.  We do try and get out to attend it but it isn’t always possible.

 
Some of the garlic we planted this year

On the Monday and Tuesday we focused on getting harvest complete, and tulips and garlic planted for the spring.  We worked awa...


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Sweet-and-Sour Pumpkin Pickle

Posted by Carey Wood on Thursday, November 13, 2014,

With most of the harvest now done and short days we are able to take a little more time to do some cooking.  I came across this recipe for Sweet – and- Sour Pumpkin Pickles in “Grandma’s German Cookbook” by Birgit Hamm an Linn Schmidt.  The book was given to us a few years ago from a pair of young Germans that came and stayed at the farm for about a month.  To be honest it is about the fist time I have really taken the time to go through the cookbook.  Lots of great i...


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Another "summer" update

Posted by Carey Wood on Friday, November 7, 2014,

A little more on what has all happened over the past two months.

As many of you know we supple several restaurants.  We supply some restaurants directly, and some indirectly through a company called Plate It.  Plate It is mostly known as “Soleil”, as she originally started supplying restaurants several years ago.  Now she works with  other farmers (as well as grows some produce herself) and operates the delivery company year round.  We supply Soleil with fingerling potat...


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November already, what happened to October?

Posted by Carey Wood on Sunday, November 2, 2014,

 Blog posting is way over due.  We have had so much on the go we haven’t had a chance to get anything extra done

I will start with what I am most happy about at the moment.  We finished the 2014 potato and rutabaga harvest.  This is the second year in a row that we have managed to successfully finish both.  Olivia and I (Carey) spent part of the day harvesting cabbages.  Most of the cabbages are red this year, but we do have some savoys.   We also harvested some of the bla...


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