Growing up on the farm, we always had a large garden full of vegetables. I have fond memories of helping my mom plant, tend to and harvest the garden. There's a certain pride that comes with growing your own food. And nothing beats produce from your own garden - the smell and taste is second... Continue Reading →
This is just a handful of the produce my mom grows in her large garden. She also grows corn, lettuce, peas, tomatoes, watermelon, raspberries, rhubarb, apples and more. Do you have a garden? What do you enjoy growing? If you don't have a garden, what's your favourite fresh produce to enjoy in the summertime? Please... Continue Reading →
You can't take the country out of the girl! I may now live in one of Canada's largest cities, but I will always be a country girl. I love escaping the concrete jungle and venturing into the wide open spaces. And there's no better wide open spaces, in my opinion, than the Keystone province. Recently... Continue Reading →
A true farm girl isn't afraid to get down and dirty. I put my Agriculture in the City work gloves to good use this weekend helping my mom clean up part of the garden. (To learn more about the Ag in the City event read this blog post I wrote last April). In the photo... Continue Reading →
...something red. Fresh garden tomatoes in a variety of shapes and sizes! Do you grow tomatoes in your garden? What do you do with them (make salsa, can them etc.)?
Sweet corn is a summer treat on the Prairies. My mom usually grows a couple rows of corn in her garden. Of course we eat some of the corn on the cob and some we put in bags and store in the freezer to be enjoyed during the winter months. Here is a series of photos... Continue Reading →
Over the past few weeks my mom has been busy teaching me the canning ropes. Check out these posts on making relish: https://ruralrouteramblings.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/relishing-homemade-relish/ and canning peaches: https://ruralrouteramblings.wordpress.com/2011/08/15/gettin-peachy-in-the-kitchen/ With all the canning, baking and cooking, I'm starting to feel like Molly Homemaker! In honor of Canning Week 2011, I'm showing you how to make Café Pickles. My mom... Continue Reading →
There's nothing more satisfying than eating healthy food that you have grown or raised yourself. Summer on the Prairies is a time to enjoy the fruits of your labor. After toiling in the garden - planting, weeding, tilling, watering (not this year on our farm) - it's finally time to reap the rewards. I love biting into a crisp... Continue Reading →