Last weekend we were testing our potato fields in the garden… we only pulled up three plants and got a bin full of big and smaller ones… can’t wait for the first Raclette of the season. Also, all the different zucchetti plants are going crazy… from big to little and even round ones we have harvested this time around. Here a photo of them drying off in the dish rack! We are grateful for any good tested recipes you’ve got for us…
Today, I am eating a few slices of toast with butter and honey for breakfast. I am very fortunate to have my friends Carla and Chris down the road so close by. They have their own bees and I feel so lucky that I can switch between their many types of unpasteurized honey for my toast slices!
Are you able to tell that Brian and I love our Cinnamon Honey (creamed clover honey with added cinnamon) on a hot toast or in our morning oatmeal porridge? Look, we buy it in 3 kg buckets! The other two jars you see on the photo are in ‘little jars’… 1kg… on your right ‘Creamed Clover’ and on your left ‘Wildflower Blossom’. What a treat to have your very very local honey supply of Fireweed (Chamerion angustifoliumflower, comes often as one of the first plants after a forest fire) and Wildflower Blossom. These two types of honey must be the most ‘organic’ honey I have tasted so far… the bees simply fly around in the wilderness of our region and are having fun.
If you come and stay at our B&B, we will make sure that you get to taste the different honeys of our very own Creighton Valley Apiaries! We also buy our bee wax candles there. My friend Carla makes fantastic candles in all sizes and shapes and I love the smell of bees wax when I enter her little shop at 266 Creighton Valley Road. If you are planning to go and visit her store for some honey or candles, please, call ahead at (250) 547-9080 to make sure that they are home to let you into their lovely little store. Carla also has a stall on Saturdays at the Cherryville Farmers Market.
Just got back in from an early morning visit to my veggie garden. The sun hasn’t reached it, yet. The soil and plants are still wet from the morning dew. I was undecided what will be in my breakfast this morning. Seeing the arugula going into bloom I decided my man ‘should try’ to make me an omelette with some fresh spring onions and arugula. Here are more photos of the bounties growing in my a bit ‘wild but very organic’ veggie garden!
Muji, who was born Feb 5, 2014, has grown into a handsome boy, but he needed someone to play with, so he got Attila!
After many months of renovations in our home… we have finished building a fully separated guest area which includes its own entry, bedroom and ensuite bathroom for our Bed and Breakfast guests. The chickens are happily laying fresh eggs for your breakfast and our two puppies have grown up to be our ‘guard dogs’… or more likely your entertainment!