Month: May 2018

Black Radish

Black Radish

Black radish (Latin: Raphanus sativus L. var. niger) is, unfortunately, a rare guest on the markets. This root vegetable with a black skin and white flesh is one of the oldest of its kind, used throughout Asia, Europe and Africa. It contains high amounts of dietary fibre and vitamin C, as well […]

Victoria Day Weekend

Victoria Day Weekend

We had a very tight schedule for Victoria Day weekend. Finally, some fresh produce became available at local farms and markets, and the weather was dry and warm enough for the gardening. Long story short – on Sunday morning we got on the road. Willowtree Farm is only 20 […]

Mother’s Day Weekend

Mother’s Day Weekend

As days are becoming longer and warmer, we all are coming back to life. Heavy jackets and boots are stored away until next winter. The time of hats and sandals has begun. Patio furniture is getting unveiled along with barbeques and lawnmowers. Parking at Home Depot […]

St Jacob’s Farmers’ Market

St Jacob’s Farmers’ Market

This year so far, spring has been quite disappointing. The cold and stormy weather was dominating the entire month of April and the beginning of May was no different.  Last Friday, Ontario was hit with severe thunderstorms and damaging winds. By the time I had arrived […]