the dried goods growing club
we grow edibles to eat right?
If gardening is my (so-called) profession (vocation would be more accurate at this point) then cooking is my hobby. I've been having a lot of fun creating a number of chufa based recipes and hope to post about them soon. I've also started to grow in longer rows, in what is called the Chef's garden, a few of the perennial edibles that show particular promise so that they can be used in bulk recipes that profile their flavour.
experimental grow op
I'm always learning while growing. Learning to love the land, learning to admire the complex dynamic ecosystem of life, learning to work efficiently with minimal equipment and input. This includes the first crop of edible weeds, quick turning beds, animal helpers and more.
I enjoy turning this observational and experiential knowledge into seminars, workshops, and written materials. It's always interesting to see ours gardens, in their chaotic glory, through others' eyes.
Often, when I do a camera tour of the gardens, I am sad that I can't capture the noise of native bees buzzing through the nine bark or the scent of pine. There is so much more to this landscape then what a photo can portray. I wish I could virtually share with you the hearty salads, the freshly picked asparagus quiche and the chufa chocolate cakes but this is the best I can do.
But there's more
All about growing, selecting and using edible plants in the Ottawa valley.