Isabelle’s Garden Notes: September/October

September was the month we brought in the harvest! We had an amazing crop in spite of this summer’s drought. We had beautiful cucumbers, lots of peppers ( I make a recipe with them, it is called “Frita”, it is my mother in law’s and I am sharing it with you at the end of…

Isabelle’s Garden Notes: June/July

The garden is growing really well this year. Our tomato plants already have small tomatoes and our peppers have little peppers. The loofahs (sponges to be) have beautiful leaves (I can not wait to see the fruit). We water the garden from our rain barrel. We need one full barrel per day. Jacques fills it…

Fresh Goat Cheese!

As promised last week, I will share with you how I make my fresh goat cheese even if I am far from being a guru. I try to have fun and each time, I improve the recipe by adding different spices in the final stage. Here are the ingredients : 4l of milk ( no…

Making Goat’s Milk Cheese, Brie Cheese!!!

Cheese, cheese, what a pleasure to eat and often to smell. As we have goat’s milk (more then we need for our soap) , I decided to try making cheese!! I started a few weeks ago, making regular goat and ricotta cheese. (In a future post I will tell you about how these kinds of cheese…

Thanks For The Honey!

(Recipes Below) As people throughout the northern hemisphere slip into autumn, there are many festivals and celebrations that celebrate the harvest we have and are still reaping. We felt that Thanksgiving weekend was an appropriate moment to thank those who, in spite of their vast contribution to a bountiful harvest, are mostly unrecognized and largely…

End of August : What’s new in the garden?

It’s harvest season, and time to begin storing food away for winter like the squirrels!! Our tomato plants have almost finished producing which my husband and my children are taking very badly, … the tomato family !! We still have zucchini to harvest, although they are completely deformed, perfect for Halloween, but once peeled the taste…

A summer garden update and 2 recipes

Here is a glimpse of our garden this month! We can not say we have a dry summer this year. We have had thunderstorms with torrential rains at least 2 times a week and usually more! This is now a problem for work in the fields. Since we had nice weather for 4 days this…

A Garden Update, Some Handy Tips And A Recipe!

Here is an update on how our garden is doing after about a month! We had rain, rain, sun. So …. what is growing best? The weeds are growing faster than our vegetables! It is a constant race! My daughter Fanny and I weed as soon as possible but for now it seems the weeds…