Archive for July, 2011
Sweet Corn is just coming into season here in Ontario. A little late because of our cold wet spring but it seems that the recent heat wave is helping out. Our favourite way to prepare a cob of corn is to grill it on the bbq. It’s really very easy and keeps you from steaming up your kitchen in this heat.
You’ll need some fresh ears of corn, some lemon juice, butter and salt and pepper.
I always do one extra cob to use on a salad or in another meal like chowder.
As the last stop on our month long road trip, we are cottaging (cottage is a verb in Canada) near Kinmount Ontario. Normally we bring all our groceries from Toronto but because we’ve been away that just wasn’t possible this year.
What a pleasant surprise to find most of what we need at the the local farmer’s market. I say surprise because we visit Catherine’s cottage every year and visited this market years ago and honestly it was the worst market Catherine and I had ever seen. I think there were some pickled eggs and hats from Nepal and that was about it.
Looks like they’ve figured things out though as there was all sorts of gorgeous Ontario produce, a full selection of organic and naturally raised meats, heavenly baked goods, preserves, the works. We actually don’t need to go to the grocery store at all.
We got home to the cottage just in time for lunch. I made this arugula basil oregano pesto yesterday and we’ve been carrying these cheese around since New Brunswick otherwise it’s entirely from the market.
I mean look at this onion from Lazy B Farms in Omemee Ontario. Its gorgeous, and made the best sandwiches.
Now excuse me, its time to jump in the lake!
July 16th, 2011 Rebecca and I on the porch of my Great Grandmother’s house in Oak Point New Brunswick along the St John River Valley. The house has certainly seen better days.
July 17th, 2011 Family portrait in front of the Oak Point light house taken by Rebecca’s 11 year old 3rd cousin Alexander.
July 18th, 2011 Grammy Clark’s apple tree.
July 19th, 2011 A visit to our barn and Almerinda’s farm in Conscecon Ontario.
July 20th, 2011 Harvesting fingerling potatoes for dinner at the farm.
July 21st, 2011 Home in Toronto for 24 hours so we harvested a bag of our potatoes. It’s clearly too early but check out those Russian Blues.
This isn’t a recipe because its so easy you don’t need one.
Boil up some beets, the more colours the better. Peel and chop them up.
delicious! and as it sits the quinoa will turn pink!