Monday, July 13, 2015

Gardening and Foraging

When I am not camping, I am in the garden or foraging around the neighbourhood and woods to fill up the winter food stash.  Just little a squirrel.  I steal rhubarb from four different neighbours.  Fireweed grows like mad in the overgrown yard next to my house and wild strawberries in the yard on the other side. 

My garden is just starting to produce with zucchini, some cherry tomatoes, a few beans, and today I stole out a couple of potatoes when I was hilling them.  My cucumbers are staying tiny and I really hope they start growing; cucumbers from a real greenhouse taste so fantastic!  If we can just get some real heat here in Faro, my garden is going to be top notch this year!

My jungle!  And this was a week ago.  It is even more overgrown now.

A pumpkin!!!  It is double this size now.


Some of the beans!  They are doing so much better this year.

Our wee little wild strawberries!

Perfect snack!  Beans, tomatoes, basil, and cilantro.


Fireweed jelly!

Wild strawberry and rhubarb jam!

Zucchini muffins.

The neighbour let me pick from her haskap bushes.  Made some into jam and the rest into the freezer for winter smoothies.

Wild strawberry shortcake.

I love potatoes!

Basil blitzed with olive oil into the freezer for spaghetti sauce in the winter.


Dawn said...

wait....fireweed jelly?? I have some in the corner of my yard, which surprised me since it's urban and south, but I can eat it? Recipe?

Matt, Kara, Hunter and Cavan said...

YES!! Here is the recipe. Make sure to use the powdered pectin though- it doesn't set well with the liquid pectin.

Anonymous said...

Thanks! It looks beautiful, and since I have no garden this year ( :( ) I am welcoming any ideas for using what is in the yard. I suspect I don't have enough, but it's an excuse to get out and find more!

-N- said...

Those little strawberries look sooooo good!

Carl@Plateau Natura said...

I like this idea, grow your own food ;)

Selestine said...

Indeed.. I like your idea gardening and forging the best way to increase family get together time..

Ellen@Impression EMEDIA said...

I want to grow my own food too..If only I have plenty of time but I am excited to try it.