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Busy week on the urban homestead. I made a couple new dishes this week. I’m trying to add variety to my diet, so that I don’t get bored with food. Earlier this year, we bought some lentils and red fife wheat from a local farmer, and he included some recipes when he dropped the order off (good thing, too. I had no idea what to do with wheat).

This week, I made a Prairie Lentil and Wheat Soup, and a Sweet Wheat Berry Salad with Prairie Apples. The soup was delicious. I used those frozen cherry tomatoes I had lazily tossed in the deep freeze at the end of summer, and they were awesome. I had no idea frozen tomatoes could work so well.


The Sweet Wheat Berry Salad didn’t turn out as well. Too much olive oil and lemon juice, and not enough sweet. I’ve made some adjustments to the recipe for next time. And by adjustments, I mean added a ton of honey.


We opened The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon on Friday. I’m playing Marie Antoinette, and I’m curling for the Devil. It’s a lot of fun, and my wig is fantastic.


And the best news, our little urban farm is up and running, and yes, in the middle of winter! We have started a small micro green operation in our basement, and we harvested and sold the first batch this week. We’ve grown sunflower and pea shoots, and we’ve got broccoli and radish on the grow for next week.


I like to sautée the greens with butter and garlic and eat them as a side dish, but they’re also really delicious fresh.


If you’re in the Saskatoon area, and would like to buy micro greens from us, let me know. The price is $3 for one bag, or $5 for two.

Have a great week, everyone!