Monthly Archives: September 2015

Farm to table.

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Back at the cottage for the night after what feels like a long absence. Continue reading

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After chicken

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I don’t often get paid with sausage but it’s a pretty good currency as far as I’m concerned. Continue reading

An unlikely soup and a new hip

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My friend had a hip replaced about 10 days ago and is doing remakably well in her recovery.  She’s not up to any gardening chores yet though and this is prime harvest season.
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Chicken day at the farm.

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Back in the spring my friend Kim mentioned that she was going to raise ‘meat’ chickens on her farm. She was happy to get 5 extra for me. At 12 weeks old, today was the day of reckoning and we decided to process the birds ourselves. The rest of this post shows our process in great detail and may not be for everyone. Consider yourself warned. Continue reading

Some very wet camping and a whole lot of fun.

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As far as we can remember, the last ‘ILC’ camping trip was in 2004 at the Pinery. A life time ago for sure.  This past weekend we revived the tradition and  7 of us spent the weekend at Sandbanks Provincial Park near Picton. None of us had been there before but it seemed like a good idea.

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The rest of the corn.

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It’s been years since I’ve made a grilled corn salad. Not quite sure when they slipped off my radar but I’m glad I had the thought. Continue reading

Local corn

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In September 2013, the first summer I lived here, I wrote that I had eaten the best corn of my life. My farmer friend and market pal Joanne had grown it at her place just outside Monteagle Ontario. Continue reading