Posted by: locaphile | October 8, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving Canada

Happy Thanksgiving.  Here in Canada we celebrate in mid-October because of our supposedly earlier harvest but this year our garden just keeps going.  Everything that we would have expected to stop growing in September is going strong in the middle of October.  It is strange but wonderful to enjoy our garden’s basil, tomatoes, green beans, cucumbers, garlic and apples all in one meal (and for that to be our Thanksgiving meal).  We also enjoyed the most fabulous leg of a BC lamb, expertly cut and tied by the students at VCC (Vancouver Community College) and more local BC potatoes.  The younger set enjoyed mixing their KICS Lemonade Syrup (from the Haney Farmers Market of course) with soda water.  Even the fresh mozzarella was BC made.  Sadly, we did import the lemons.

We weren’t the only ones feasting though.  We have been struck by a plague of fruit flies that seems to grow by the minutes.  All my vinegar and detergent traps are filling up but the pesky little flies keep coming.  I suppose colder weather would take care of them but I am still counting on another week of sun to ripen our oh-s0-slow tomatoes still lingering on their vines.  We have a lot to give thanks for.

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