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Small Scale Maple Syrup Making

This is how we spent many of our days in late winter and early spring this year. Advertisements

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How to Identify Edible and Medicinal Plants

It is always a challenge to initially identify which plants can be eaten or used medicinally.  It is especially hard when they are seedlings and you are wondering whether you should pull or not pull from your seed bed.  I  … Continue reading

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Split Pea Soup With Spring Garden Vegetables Recipe

I like to make this hardy soup for lunch after working outside during these cold, early, spring, days.  Only the hardiest plants like kale and leeks have survived in the garden over the winter and they taste strong and sweet. … Continue reading

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Valley Garlic Mushrooms and Vegetables Soup

½ litre (2 cups) sliced mushrooms ½ litre (2 cups) sliced cabbage 4 medium cloves garlic chopped ½ litre (2 cups) root vegetables Water 60 ml (4 Tbls) oil 5 ml (1 tsp) salt 5ml (1 tsp)Italian Spices or Herbes … Continue reading

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Temporary Root Cellar Update

I though I’d write a update report on our temporary root cellar.  It is working like a dream.  Now that the snow is so deep that it is too much work to harvest the hearty kale and cabbage out of … Continue reading

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Spicy Winter Vegetables

1000 ml (4 cup) cubed root vegetables Potatoes, turnips, carrots, beets mixed up or select just one kind 500 ml (2 cups) sliced cabbage or kale 10 ml (2 tsp) ground cumin 60 ml (4 Tbls) oil 5 ml (1 … Continue reading

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German Braised Cabbage Recipes

GERMAN BRAISED CABBAGE   This is a root cellar, comfort, food on a winter’s day.  The sweet and sour taste of the apple cider vinegar and honey makes this dish sparkle. 28 ml (2 tbsp) oil 46 ml (1/4 cup) … Continue reading

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