fresh produce!

I have been so busy eating this delicious produce that writing about it hasn’t really been a priority. But, I am taking advantage of this rainy evening to show you all of the new and exciting things that are growing in the greenhouse! I had to rig up this elaborate ribbon system to support the crazy growth of the sweet peas and cucumbers: Compare this to this from just a few weeks ago!

And of course, the best gardening pal in the world 🙂

I have to admit that despite the fact that things are blooming and the sweet peas are producing, nothing is really making giant leaps and bounds towards actual veggies! I even pulled up a carrot, hoping for a bright, orange carrot. I expected it to be small, but it was pretty much nonexistent. Apparently gardeners learn patience through this process too. I am, however, hopeful that the tumbler tomatoes will start turning orange whenever our next big heat wave comes to town. I will keep you posted!


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friday night dinners

One of my most favourite traditions in Burns Lake is our epic friday night dinner party. The tradition began when I realized that when fridays rolled around I inevitably wanted an excuse to cook lots of fun, different food and eat a very late dinner. Soon, Cam and I started inviting folks over to sit around, drink some wine, eat some appies, and chit chat while cooking late into the night just about every friday.

While these dinners seem to reoccur on a weekly basis now, they still always start off as a bit of a surprise on friday afternoons. Yesterday at about 6 in the evening we decided to make stuffed burgers and Linette suggested making homemade buns for the 3 of us. This started us into a crazy, use stuff from the garden/make everything from scratch frenzy!

We used this amazing bun recipe:

Then we headed out to the greenhouse to pick chives and basil (for the burger stuffing) and lettuce.

We fried up some bacon

And blended our own mayo!

We stuffed the burgers with fresh herb and garlic cream cheese.

We cooked these up (along with some artisan tater-tots)

and enjoyed an amazing spread and wonderful company.

The results were obviously amazing and by the time dinner was on the table, 4 more friends showed up! Doesn’t get much better than that. When you come to visit be sure to include a friday night dinner in your plans!

veggies!

Summer arrived in the north a few weeks ago and with the onset of great weather, I traded traded blogging for gardening. Now that the gardens are blooming and the veggies are growing, I have a little more time to post! I am sure that all of you are anxiously waiting to hear about our greenhouse endeavors and I do not want to disappoint the masses. At long last, here is where we are at:

sweet peas

tomatoes

tomatillos

corn

peppers & tomatoes

chives

hanging tumbler tomatoes

carrots, lettuce, mint, basil, & cilantro (l-r)