30 Day Vegan Challenge: Days 17-21

Hello all, The past few days have been uneventful. I didn’t feel like cooking much this week. A fellow vegan told me once that the pizza from Pizza Pizza is vegan so long as you order without cheese, so on Thursday night we ordered some. I know that to many people, cheeseless pizza is unspeakable. […]

30 Day Vegan Challenge: Days 15 & 16

Hello again, I am now halfway through the 30 day vegan challenge! These past two days have gone really well. The weekend gives me more time for cooking, so that makes it easier to eat and prepare proper meals. Starting with Saturday . . . Day 15 – Saturday I had my usual coffee with […]

30 Day Vegan Challenge: Days 7-14

Hello all! I know that I have fallen behind in posting my vegan challenge. I unfortunately cannot remember everything that happened this past week, but I did keep up with the challenge. So far sweets are the only thing I can’t resist. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t vegan sweets out there – there are lots […]

30 Day Vegan Challenge: Days 4, 5 and 6

So my first few days of going vegan didn’t go so well. I think that I’m doing much better now. Day 4 – Wednesday Woke up and had coffee with the soy cream. Went to work and had a late breakfast of lentil hummus and crackers. For lunch, leftover spinach rice with jerk seitan. For a […]

30 Day Vegan Challenge: Days 1,2, and 3

So I decided to try a vegan diet for 30 days. It is something that I’ve always wanted to do but have always procrastinated and made up excuses for why I “can’t do it right now.” Well, no more excuses. For some reason I’m feeling serious about it now. I started on Sunday January 11th and have just […]

Back to grocery store plants: Sweet Granadilla and Rambutan

After a long break, I am growing grocery store fruits again! Over the past couple of years, most of my indoor growing experiments – pomegranate, peanut, and avocado, to name a few – have died of neglect. I’ve been so focused on vegetable gardening in my community garden plot that I didn’t make time for much else, which is a shame […]

Planting Garlic Before Winter + Peppermint Tea

It is past time to plant bulbs for the spring. I’ve planted garlic before without success, probably because I put the bulbs in containers outside, which doesn’t work. This year I planted cloves in the ground, following instructions from a Harrowsmith article. I feel much more confident about my chances of success this year. According to the […]

Carrot and swiss chard harvest, drying the garden herbs, and learning to blanch vegetables.

I haven’t updated in a while, so I’ve got a few things to share. As my fellow Canadians are fully aware, the weather has grown much colder and that means wrapping things up in the garden. My goals were to harvest the carrots before the cold killed them, preserve the herbs, and do something with […]