Thursday, September 7, 2017

labour day weekend and a river day! (EDITED)

EDITED TO ADD THAT MY COMPUTER DIED AND I AM USING JAMBALONEY'S COMPUTER...SO EVEN THOUGH IT LOOKS LIKE JAMBALONEY IS COMMENTING - IT'S NOT HIM - IT'S ME - kymber...SORRY FOR ANY CONFUSION!

a beautiful day for a river day!


you need a good breakfast for a river day! overnight oats with fresh blackberries and raspberries picked from our own land! (most people make overnight oats with milk and yoghurt but we make ours with coconut milk, almond milk and a splash of pineapple juice).


we are picking about this many blackberries a day...soon they will come in gangbusters! the raspberries are always hit and miss!




now off to the river! meet boatdura - the ugliest boat known to man but he has been very good to us!


awwww....the river in all of it's glory!


jambaloney paddled us around the bay...


fyi - i don't paddle. i prefer to lay back and pretend i am cleopatra - bahahahahah!


our river dinner/lunch - canteloupe, our own blackberries and local strawberries and some bean salad.


what we read -


you can see that my 2 herb books are pretty used. jambaloney just got this new python book to sharpen his skills and he wants me to learn to code, too.

another good breakfast is miso soup made with proper korean miso and Grand Manan dulse - the best dulse in the whole world!


do you see how tall my herb garden is?



there's mint, lemon balm, sage, thyme, rosemary, chives and bee balm - look at those beautiful bee balm flowers!


to make tea with. it's a more bitter tea than say mint or lemon balm but still delicious!


we have oregano, rosemary, anise and a bunch of other herbs growing in other places as well.

we made dill pickles out of our first 3 cucumbers - well we ate the smallest one - deelicious! garlicky and dilly and all kinds of yum!



here's a nice light dinner of vermicelli, canteloupe, local cherries and strawberries with our own cilantro and kymberz version of vietnamese sauce.


and of course a stirfry using everything in the fridge - deelish!


we had a lovely labour day weekend and coudn't believe how quiet it was. there weren't very many cottagers up and the ones who were weren't noisy at all! whew! what a relief! jambaloney has spent several days doing the first pass of the driveway - you wouldn't believe how many giant rocks he had to stop the tractor, get off, pick-ax the giant rocks and then get back on the tractor only to get 2 more ft done before he hit another big rock!!!!! poor guy! he will have a post up about all what he did and why with pics - it's pretty impressive i must say!!!

and to end with good news - we've got tons of potatoes, we've got tomatoes, we've got zucchini, we've got cucumbers, we've got corn, we've got squash and we even have a few tiny watermelon - woohooo! and with our extended growing season, plus the greenhouses - i think this will be a bumper year! we'll be harvesting some stuff today and tomorrow so i'll be sure to post pics!

sending love!

12 comments:

  1. It still seems odd to see green in your yard and not snow! :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Mike - we normally don't see snow until mid-late december. and we have an extended growing season throughout september/october which is our harvest time. we are anxious to see what happens with the 2 greenhouses being re-planted soon. xoxo

      Delete
  2. Looks great Kymber. Your breakfast looks lovely - I have oatmeal almost every morning.

    I did not know Labor Day was a thing in your neck of the woods.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thanks TB! have you ever tried overnight oats? you don't have to cook them and you can add whatever you want. if you want the recipe just yell! and ya - we have labour day weekend up here too! xoxo

      Delete
    2. Yelling away please! I would love that.

      Delete
  3. This spring I found some spicy pickling mix in the store and decided to try it. I canned two batched of pickled eggs and veggies before deciding that it wasn't very spicy. So the next batch I tripled the amount I put in. Well I opened up another jar (the first in several months) from the first batch that I decided wasn't very spicy. It is now very spicy. I'm not sure what the second batch will be like but I'm positive I will have to eat it in small doses and Jamboloney would probably gobble it down!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. oh heck - that second batch is going to be super spicy from the sounds of things. and you are right - jambaloney wouldn't just enjoy that second batch - he'd drink the juice too! he loves spicy things but can barely choke down a piece of traditional homemade kimchi - strange eh? xoxo

      Delete
  4. It's so nice to get little glimpses of Paradise... Looks like you might be the only one I know who had a good garden harvest. Such a beautiful river. xoxo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Susan - we spend a lot of time in our yard, sometimes working and not really enjoying the beauty, and sometimes stopping and enjoying the beauty. today i went and picked wild flowers to put a vase of them on the table - we love having flowers or garlic scapes or whatever as a centrepiece for the table. and as i was walking around choosing flowers, i really had to pay attention and notice all of this paradise. as for harvest - we have had some real misses. but each year we pick a thing to spend the most time on trying to figure out the best way to manage that thing. so far we have potatoes, herbs, garlic, peas, a few flowers and now, with the new greenhouse we have nailed the tomatoes. we're pretty happy! but we got bupkiss on the radish and beets. and our second round of carrots, after the first round was decimated are slowly maturing. hopefully we'll get some carrots before frost. and ya - that river is probably the cleanest river in the world. jambaloney says that if the water isn't clean, the first thing to die is the trout. and our trout are healthy as can be. so we know we have a very clean and beautiful river. xoxox

      Delete
  5. Hi Kymber :) What a nice river day! Your food looks so fresh and healthy. :) Congratulations on the harvest! I'm glad you had peace and quiet during the long weekend.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Rain! it was a beautiful river day! we try to eat as healthy as possible but don't think we don't pig out on homemade poutine and every few months when we go into town - mcdonald's - egads! no, we try to keep everything in moderation as well as trying to eat as healthy as possible. it's honestly not hard to do hear as our atlantic superstore has local, organic and seasonal food all year round - we love that store! we had lots of peace and quiet over the long weekend and i hope all of the cottagers have left your village by now. xoxoxo

      Delete
  6. might want to get lesson about clamps from 'the deliberate agrarian'. shows how to store root crops in the soil all winter. they don't go bad and don't take up space in the house.

    ReplyDelete