Two Flaming Arrows

The tall tale behind one of the oldest homes in Laval, Quebec. The former farmhouse now known as Therrien House was built around 1722 in St-François district of Laval, Quebec’s third-largest city. It is believed to be one of the oldest homes on this island located...

Getting Down to Earth – A composting tutorial by Mark and Ben Cullen

Gardeners have a bias toward green as the symbol of life and vitality in the garden.  Fact is, life in the garden starts and ends with dark, black soil: in one teaspoon of soil, there are billions of living organisms. None of the green life above ground could...

Pan-Fried Manitoba Pickerel With Summer Corn Sauce and Giardiniera Pickles

Why We Love Manitoba INGREDIENTS Pickling Liquid: 1 cup white vinegar 1 tbsp dried oregano 2 tsp salt 4 cloves garlic 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 tsp dried chili flakes1 tbsp mustard seeds 2 bay leaves  Giardiniera Pickles: 1 red bell pepper,...

The Marriage of Knowledge from Eastern Canada’s Mi’kmaw

Modern Science as they Converge on understanding the Moon and the lunar cycles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6b40tiu7fc  (The Mi’kmaw Moons Project). It is appropriately a “tag-team” talk with a Mi’kmaw representative and an astronomer – two very...

Ticked Off – Lyme Disease and Climate Change

How climate change and the increase of Lyme disease are interconnected.

Sweet Pea and Halloumi Fritters

Aromatic leeks and shallots, bright parsley, coriander and dill, and salty halloumi cheese contrast with the sweet peas beautifully. This is just a sample of the great stories available in our Get Set For Summer issue! Makes 10 to 12 fritters

Harrowsmith Gen XYZ – Emma’s Edible Yard – The Secret to Harvesting the First Ripe Tomato on the Block

I usually start planting tomato seeds indoors in mid-March. I don’t get to eat the fruits of my labour until mid-summer. The long wait is totally worth it to me, and I love every minute of taking care of my tomato plants. (OK, almost every minute!) I accept that...

Garden Canapés & Johnny-Jump-Up Chèvre Truffles

Create little nibblies to go with drinks as you start the evening off with conversation. Garden Canapés  Maybe some anecdotes on what the full moon means to you. We always have goat cheese on hand, and these chèvre “truffles” are elegant and very easy to make....

Avoid the #1 Deck Mistake

If you want to build a great deck, don't do what most builders do. Too many decks are fastened incorrectly, and most decks drive people crazy with maintenance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQP0cgv_Lj0 Avoid all these problems with my video ebook Love Your Deck....

It’s time for a plant party

Ready to party? How to start plants from seed Transplanting seedlings is a great way to get your garden started. If you grow your own transplants from seed, then you’ll save money and you’ll feel great having started the process from scratch. We like to think about it...

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Two Flaming Arrows

The tall tale behind one of the oldest homes in Laval, Quebec. The former farmhouse now known as Therrien House was built around 1722 in St-François district of Laval, Quebec’s third-largest city. It is believed to be one of the oldest homes on this island located...

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Harrowsmith Radio launches on community radio stations

Harrowsmith Radio launches on community radio stations

TORONTO, Ontario, May 20, 2020 — Harrowsmith magazine is proud to announce the launch of Harrowsmith Radio, arriving at community and campus radio stations across three provinces (British Columbia, Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador) as of May 20, 2020 — with more...

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It’s time for a plant party

It’s time for a plant party

Ready to party? How to start plants from seed Transplanting seedlings is a great way to get your garden started. If you...

Home & Farm

Two Flaming Arrows

Two Flaming Arrows

The tall tale behind one of the oldest homes in Laval, Quebec. The former farmhouse now known as Therrien House was built...

Avoid the #1 Deck Mistake

Avoid the #1 Deck Mistake

If you want to build a great deck, don't do what most builders do. Too many decks are fastened incorrectly, and most decks...

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Gleaning knowledge

Gleaning knowledge

By Shannon Courtney Originally printed in Salty, Vol. 1, Issue 1, October 2016, saltyisland.com. Reprinted with permission....

Why We Love Manitoba

Why We Love Manitoba

From flapper pie to snorkelling with belugas, this province is full of surprises—and dill pickle vodka!  Despite growing up...

Environment

Remembering Wingfield Farm and Trees for Heroes

Remembering Wingfield Farm and Trees for Heroes

This episode is about plays, a fictional farm, heroes and highways. I start off by chatting with Dan Needles, a mainstay for Harrowsmith readers and the author of the WIngfield Farm mediaverse.

Food

Sweet Pea and Halloumi Fritters

Sweet Pea and Halloumi Fritters

Aromatic leeks and shallots, bright parsley, coriander and dill, and salty halloumi cheese contrast with the sweet peas...

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Ever wonder what happened to that recipe you read about on Harrowsmith Magazine? We’ve collected them together for you!

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