Tag Archives: Heirloom

Our Magnificent Farmer’s Market Plunder

Farmer's Market

While we have worked at Lentil As Anything at the Abbotsford Convent for many many months we have never actually made it to the monthly Convent Farmer’s Market. We have always just rushed through on our way to work, gazing … Continue reading

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Heirloom Purple Carrots

Heirloom Purple Carrot

Did you know wild carrots and the first cultivated carrots were purple, yellow, red and white? Orange carrots only arose after humans selectively bred them into existence from the year 1500. We recently found these beautiful heirloom purple carrots at … Continue reading

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Last of the Summer Tomatoes

Last of the Summer Tomatoes

We harvested the last of our summer tomatoes the other day. The plants have provided basket upon basket of delicious heirloom tomatoes for many a month. The recent frost and hail has all but finished off the plants so we … Continue reading

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Jerusalem Artichokes

Jerusalem Artichokes

Jerusalem artichokes, also known as Sun Chokes, are one of my favourite ‘forgotten’ vegetables.  When I was a kid my Gran always grew them and I remember before we would go home going out to the vegetable garden and digging … Continue reading

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