Tag Archives: Pumpkin

The Coldest June On Record?

Halfway through what may be the coldest June on record, my garden has stalled.  Well, not everything; my cabbage, broccoli, radish and other cool weather crops are very happy and lush with all the liquid sunshine they’ve had. I’m pretty … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Puree

Lots of people grow pumpkins for Hallowe’en jack-o-lanterns, tasty seeds, or to enter in pumpkin contests, but you’ll get the best value out of your pumpkins if you make some homemade pumpkin purée. It’s easy, and you can use pumpkin … Continue reading

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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

I’m beginning to sense a theme here; many of my favourite recipes involve roasting something!  This time it’s pumpkin seeds, and they make a delicious nutritious snack. Pumpkin seeds are a good source of protein, magnesium and zinc, and if … Continue reading

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My Three Sisters Garden – Harvesting

I am going to declare my first Three Sisters Garden an unmitigated success.  Of course when you create a new garden by dumping two compost bins full of black gold in a sunny spot you are likely to be successful … Continue reading

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My Three Sisters Garden

Due to an excess of almost finished compost, and the need to empty my compost box to make room for more material, I ended up with a new garden tucked into the space behind my little greenhouse.  It didn’t take … Continue reading

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A Cold Spring…

With temperatures on the west coast lower than average, Spring is progressing at a slow pace.  While we usually experience extended Spring and Fall seasons here on the coast, this year it seems like Winter just won’t let go! The … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Muffins

Better than pumpkin pie! Blend: 3 1/3 cups flour (I use whole wheat) 3 cups sugar (Hey, I said they were good, not good for you!) 1 ½ tsp salt 2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp nutmeg … Continue reading

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