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Workshop: Preserve The Summer August 7th At Trout Lake Community Centre

9 Jul

Jam-StarAniseHave some beautiful summer produce on hand, maybe some fresh herbs?  Always wanted to learn how to can your summer bounty? Valentine of Tartine & Maple  will be back at Trout Lake Community Centre August 7th  to lead a workshop on the basics of canning.  Valentine will teach you some simple recipes including Blueberry & Lemon Jam, Zucchini Pickles and a Basil Walnut Pesto.  Not only is homemade/handmade the best, once you’ve learned the basics, you can put your own personal twist on each jar you make.  Just think local blackberries are just around the corner.  The 2 hour workshop kicks off at 6:00 pm. Cost is $57.14. At the end of the evening, everyone goes home with a small jar of the recipes made during the workshop. To register, visit Vancouver.ca.

Foto Friday – Bee Loving Flowers

3 Jun

YellowRoseBABsThe warmer weather brings an array of beautiful blooms. These days we are taking more of an interest in those flowers that attract bees such as lavender, poppies and sunflowers.  We recently did a little investigating into which flowers are most attractive to bees. Did you know it’s single petal flowers? Apparently, a single row of petals is more attractive and easier for bees to reach the pollen.  We found a simple rundown on Wikihow that sets out a great list of tips and plants including herbs, shrubs and trees. Some of the plants listed include Asters, Cosmos, Clover, Crocuses, Dahlias, Floxglove, Geraniums,  Hollyhocks, Hyacinths, Marigolds, Poppies, Roses, Snowdrops, Sunflowers and Zinnias. If you prefer herbs, there’s a long list that bees favour including mint, rosemary and sage.  For more ideas and information, check out Wikihow’s How To Attract Honey Bees. So on this week’s Foto Friday, we leave you with some photos of stunning florals we’ve captured in our neighbourhood which we’ve seen the bees buzzing around.

 

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