This was on my fb feed just now. Wise words!
3 dragonfruits, 1 lb. strawberries, a handful of raspberries for lunch on this beautiful spring day! Lots of plant based iron & healthy omega-3 fatty acids in this fruity mix.
Daikon radish blossoms! Love adding these to my salads, they have a fairly mild radish taste. 🌿 #happyearthday #organicgarden #edibleflowers (at West Sechelt)
Yeah it’s @eat_to_thrive. Almost all my tumblr posts are directly from instagram. Insta is my main thing ;)
Zucchini “spaghetti” with chiffonade cut basil, kale, spinach, & beet greens, cherry tomatoes, pine nuts, and a savoury mango-lime dressing! This turned out so, sooo good. Not a traditional or typical Easter dinner, but much healthier & yummier in my opinion.
- 4 med zucchinis (about 650 g)
- basil 10g
- beet greens 10g
- kale 50-60g
- spinach 50-60g
- 1 tbsp pine nuts
- 1/2 lb cherry tomatoes
- 3 ataulfo mangos (about 350g)
- 4-5 long chives
- 2 scallions, green tops only
- 1 small garlic clove
- 1.5 limes
Julienne peel or spiralize zucchinis, chiffonade slice the greens, & slice all but a handful of the cherry tomatoes and mix them all together in a bowl with the pine nuts. Then blend the mangos, garlic, chives, scallion tops, lime juice & a handful of the cherry tomatoes until fairly smooth. Voila! Delicious spring pasta! Google “chiffonade” if you don’t know what it is or how to do it :)
Beet & lacinato kale seedlings in the greenhouse earlier today! They’re only about 6” tall at the moment. I love eating baby greens like these because they’re more tender and usually have a milder flavour than full grown leaves. Especially kale. 🌿 #homegrown #organicgarden
Raw-vegan falafel ball rainbow salad bowl w/ lemon-tahini dressing tonight! The falafels are carrot & sunflower seed based, & you can find the recipe on the YouTube channel “EasyToBeRaw”.
Hi! It kind of depends on the climate and soil where you live. Radishes are known to be one of the easiest & quickest things to grow. I’ve found most types of kale, beets, spinach, cilantro, & arugula grow very easily where I live.
Some tips: “work” the soil well. Make sure it’s not hard. And drains well. Also amend the soil with nutrients (fertilizer, manure, compost… you can ask wherever you buy your fertilizer what type you should use).
Good luck! I hope your garden grows abundantly!
Hydrating tropical juice for lunch! 5 blood oranges, 10 mandarin oranges, 5 small navel oranges, 1 large pineapple, 1 golden passion fruit, & a few small stems of kale. Makes about 2.5 litres.
Planting some peas in the field today and a mama black bear & cub strolled by :). First sighting of the year!
Kale “tacos” tonight! Lacinato aka dinosaur kale filled with cherry tomatoes, zucchini, red pepper, scallions, pineapple, mango, cilantro, & salmonberry blossoms. Plus a tahini-lime dressing (1.5 tbsp tahini, 1 lime squeezed, & 1/4 cup water mixed together).
Pulled this nice looking romaine/butterhead lettuce cross for this evenings salad. It’s an overwinter variety called “winter density”. I planted a bunch in my coldframe greenhouse last October. They’ve survived quite a few frosty days & nights, but because they’re so old now they’re becoming a little too bitter for my tastebuds. Hopefully my new baby lettuces grow quickly! (at Sunshine Coast, BC)
I am so happy organic watermelons are back in stock in my local grocery stores! I always miss them over the winter. #watermelonaddict
Thanks! I have lots of different glass jars. Mostly I just use 1 litre basic mason jars that I got in a 12-pack from my local grocery store. The brand is Bernardin.
All the other jars I have I “borrowed” from my mom’s collection. They are all just recycled tomato sauce jars, peanut butter jars, olive jars, etc.