Thursday, 15 November 2012

Last images of Fall

Well we are heading into winter at an alarming rate! 
Here are just a few last images of Fall colour before the bare trees of 
Winter are here for the next few months.

The tree in our back yard.

Milkweed pod in the Rouge River conservation area.

Mocha my faithful companion.  : )

Sunday, 11 November 2012

CSA Box #20

Well this is the last box of the season. : (
It was a great program & I will definitely do it again next year.
It feels right to support the local farmers & get good fresh produce in return, it
is a win/win situation. I got to try vegetables that I don't usually buy &
 tried lots of new recipes too. 

I live in a town just outside of a major city, that has grown and become a city
itself. Since we moved here 12 years ago, the population has tripled from 100,000
to over 300,000! There was a lot of farm land & slowly some of the farmers have sold their land to developers & retired from farming wealthy people.
I don't begrudge them their due but it is sad to see all this farm land turn into
sub-dividsions full of cookie cutter houses so close together they might as well
be attached to each other. I guess this is the price we pay for progress...

Looking forward to a new season next year.   : )

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Great Art Sale!

Hey friends there is a great Studio Art sale Nov 9 & 10! Check it out!
Lots of cool stuff!

Fox Soap Spitter

Monday, 5 November 2012

CSA Box #19

Well we're getting to the end now. Second last box for the season.
As a bonus we got to pick a free pumpkin! So we picked this big green beauty!

Who became this guy!

I'm trying new recipes with all these vegetables.
I had never tried Kale before & now I make it sauteed with olive 
oil & salt. Yum. Made a delicious hearty roasted carrot & parsnip
soup with chile powder. Awesome & filling, just what you
need on a cold rainy night like we've been having lately.  : )