Category Archives: Mains

So Much Spinach

Spinach | My Edible JourneyThe weather has been beautiful.  Warm days, very few of them truly hot, and cool nights, perfect for sleeping with the window open.  This is how I like my summer (partly because I hate how much it costs to use the air conditioning).  I know, I know, it’s not technically summer yet.  I’m not trying to rush things, honest (never mind that the year is almost half over already).

This weather has been perfect for our spinach.  The leaves have remained tender and vibrant, with no signs of bolting.  My daughter and I planted it several weeks ago.  It was the first thing to go into the ground, and one of the first edibles from our garden this year. Continue reading

Za’atar

Za'atar Spice Blend | My Edible Journey We were housebound yesterday, in the grips of yet another “winter storm” (I remember when this was just called “winter”).  A lot of snow fell!  The birds were frantic at the feeder (oh! A robin!), flapping against the wind to get some much needed nourishment and even the dog didn’t want to venture more than a few steps from the door to do what she needed to. Continue reading

Veggie Chili

Veggie Chili | My Edible Journey

Wow, has it been cold.  We haven’t seen cold like this in years.  We saw -30C (-22 in American measures) with the windchill yesterday.  And that was the HIGH temperature!  We had a reprieve on the weekend, hovering around the freezing mark, but the wind was still bitter.  And this weekend promises to be milder, but very wet.  It’s time for chili. Continue reading

2013 – The Food That Was

The year that was - My Edible Journey

Well, that’s it then

My first January through December of blogging My Edible Journey.  There were some definite hits (wow, do you all love ham soup!)  And a few misses (so maybe I’m the only one who thinks that cabbage and kale pair well with honey and Feta).  And in between there have been seasons of incredible local bounty, delightful new tastes and a few surprises, good and… not as good.  There have been photos that I have quite loved, only to be panned by foodie link sites, and at least one I really didn’t like, but put up anyway and then had those same sites love them.  Go figure. Continue reading

Like a TV Clip Show

Sorry, folks. I’m down for the count this week with an ear infection/perforated eardrum.  So, in the spirit of television clip shows, I’ve compiled a few posts from the past year to hold us all over until I’m (hopefully) better next week.  And yes, lesson learned.  Keep a post or two in reserve for times such as this… Continue reading

Leftover Turkey Soup

Leftover Turkey Soup |My Edible JourneyYou may want to grab a cup of coffee and sit a while.  I have lots to say today.  🙂

So Thanksgiving has come and gone in Canada.  What a wonderful weekend.  It was beautiful.  Cool nights, days warm enough for long sleeves and no jackets, autumn colours, lots to do… and food.  Good, good food. Continue reading

Hearty Ham and White Bean Soup

So much ham

We ordered a bone in “quarter ham” from a local farm for Easter.  Growing up, we always had ham for Easter dinner.  I don’t know where the tradition comes from (Oh Google… Be a dear and fetch that info for me, would you?).  Okay, so it’s an American thing.  The fresh pork slaughtered in the autumn wouldn’t keep until spring, so what wasn’t consumed was cured.  Curing is not a quick process, so the first hams would be ready around the same time that Easter came along, making them the obvious choice to be the meat at the meal.  Thank you, Google. Hearty White Bean and Ham Soup Continue reading