Who are We?

We are the Tahsis Community Garden Society. Please email us at tahsiscommunitygardensociety@gmail.com

Friday, August 31, 2012

Chef Demo Saturday, Sept 1st @1pm

Chef Demo
Saturday, September 1st
@ 1:00 PM
Tahsis Community Garden

The Tahsis Community Garden will be a busy place this weekend. 
Silvie Keen will be presenting another chef demo just as Traci Bergs cob oven project participants will be breaking for their lunch.
 
Stop by the community garden on Saturday, September 1st
as Silvie demonstrates two end of summer recipes using blackberries.

Recipes demonstrated will be a Blackberry & Carrot Layered Salad and Blackberry Wine Gelatin.  Food samples and copies of the recipes will be available at the demo. 

Special thanks to the Tahsis Supermarket for its support of the Produce Availability Initiative and the Tahsis Community Garden Society

Participation at either or both events warmly encouraged and are at no cost.  Join in, have some fun with your neighbours and play a part in support of your community.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Juanita's Harvest

Photo credit Juanita D. Juanita has been a successful and prolific gardener in our Tahsis Community Garden for 2 years now. Here is her latest basketful of goodies! Always quick with a helping hand or words of encouragement, she shares a valuable store of knowledge with novices. Juanita also has a place of honour in our community as the Keeper of the Ducks who visit from time to time when on slug patrol.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012

Harvesting

The place is humming with bees

Great harvest this week!

Hello Sun!

Roger and Alissa's Calendula and Squash bed is going crazy

Velvety sage tucked in a corner of the garden

I can't remember what the name of this herb is, but it's lovely.

Gorgeous

Bachelor Buttons, totally edible, by the way

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Garden Art


We find ourselves right in the middle of summer and the garden is lush and productive.

Vegetable gardening as an art form? 
There are several of our gardeners who are showing off an artistic flair with their pretty beds. 

Sunday, August 5, 2012

What's for supper?

Recently a friend of mine brought me a new cook book called "Make it Paleo"

There are some delicious looking recipes, including one for a noodle-free lasagne, which Glyn used as inspiration for our supper, after coming back from the Tahsis Community Garden with some fresh vegetables.

He made a lasagne using our yellow zucchini instead of noodles and swiss chard instead of spinach. It was fabulous.  Everyone has a favourite lasagne recipe, and when you have fresh produce from the garden it tastes that much better. 

Make your favourite red sauce (make it on the thick side, since there's lots of water that cooks out of the squash), with or without meat, layer it with chard, zucchini sliced lengthwise, cottage cheese, parmaesan, mozzarella, fresh herbs, whatever ingredients you like, (that paleo book recommends avoiding dairy, but we used lots of cheese) as many layers as you prefer, bake at 350 until cooked and melted, brown under the broiler to get that nice top layer, let it sit for 15 minutes to firm up and cool off a bit and then dig in.  

Even better on day 2 cold out of the fridge.  Comfort Food!

PS.  The yellow zucchini is so sweet, mild and buttery, it reminds me of avocado when eating it raw.  Homegrown for the win!