Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Begin the Harvest!

Ok the harvest has commenced. The first items are now up. I harvested 8 lbs rhubarb a couple days ago, another 2 lbs today, as well as two large fistfuls of garlic chives. I have SO MANY garlic chives growing beside my house, I literally just grab fistfuls and rip them up and then dehydrate them once I've picked out the grass. Out of all my rhubarb I have already made 18 jars of dessert topping (mixed with strawberry and cherry) and 7 jars of jam (mixed with grape). When rummaging through my grandmother's cookbooks, I found an excellent book of canning recipes. I told her "Grandma, if I don't leave this here, you'll never see it again!" so I copied down my favourite canning recipes and will try them throughout the summer. I saw an excellent Rhubarb Chutney recipe that I'm anxious to test. Will post the recipe if it works out!

1 comment:

  1. Hi there! You asked a great question about chicken prices on my curry chicken post and I wanted to anwer you (and i plan to do ablog post on that soon). As im sure you are well-aware, the chicken breasts at superstore, unless marked otherwise, are conventionally raised in factory farms, and thus is cheaper (though even with conventionally-raised chicken buying the wholebird is cheaper than just the breasts, by pound, by far). But if you bought your burd from a small, local farm that took the time, energy and cost to raise it naturally, it will definitely be more expensive, but chances are you will get what you paid for in quality and youre contributing to a more sustainable system. For me, i buy organic chickens at superstore and they usually cost about 16 dollars for a smallish bird. Compared to organic breasts its the same price for a whole bird or just the breasts. So in the end, buying the bird is cheaper within the same category of chicken, but yeah the local bird will cost you more than the conventionally-raised breasts at the store. Hope that helps! :)