Sunday, September 13, 2009


Yesterday we visited Westham Island and happened upon the Delta Farm Fair. We happily walked away with a free bag of red potatoes. Later, we visited the Westham Island Apiary (above), and sampled many varieties of honey. Those bees are clever, the Bens and Jerrys of the Insecta.

We purchased jars of raspberry, blueberry, and pumpkin honey. Pumpkin honey--who knew? The honey lady was very nice, and let us dig in a pail for free apples. As I type, they are being converted to sauce.

And then today, new nextdoor neighbour appeared at the door, holding a bag. "Do you like salmon?" he asked. Freshly caught from the Fraser River, just down the road. Imagine that. Nice fish, good neighbour, lucky us. It is a Pink Salmon, Oncorhynchus gorbuscha, a little over three lbs. As I type, it is marinating.
You may be wondering why I didn't include a picture of the free bag of potatoes. It's because it's a bag of potatoes.


Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

You know garden bloggers would love to see pictures of a bag of potatoes.

Cicero Sings said...

What? No potatoes? I LOVE potatoes. The potatoes are totally insulted!

Anonymous said...

What are you marinating the salmon in?

Hugh said...

MNG: I used this recipe, minus the fennel:

Karen said...

I wish I could type while applesauce and salmon magically appeared. You must tell us that trick.

Wow, how nice of everyone to share! Curious about the pumpkin honey, taste-wise. Ans also, how do they keep the bees segregated so that it's only from those flowers?

Eskarina said...

Potatoes can be beautiful.

Ever heard of salad red or salad blue? Edzell BLue or Highland Burgundy?


Of course they don't compare to the beauty of freshly picked runner beans - they are like jewels!