Saturday, June 4, 2011

June Fun!

Things have been moving along pretty good up here lately. The weather is tempting to be summer like. Leafs have sprouted on the trees and we have harvested all the spruce tips we could get out hands on. The Weber, bullet brothers have been quite busy so far in June, with 120lbs a week going in and out, along with pastrami, bacon, turkeys, Cornish hens, lamb shoulders (rubbed with spruce tip harrisa), and all sorts of vegetables. Were hooked on the pit roasted flavour the bbq produces, and have no desire to slow down. The birch syrup has arrived, a good season, late and long. I try not to drink the stuff right out the bottle! Looking forward to the upcoming porcini/morel season, and the local produce starting to hit the market.

Eastland Johnny-Cakes


The Weber brothers

16 hours beef brisket = epic bbq flavour!

Little chickens, the lastest craze, little chickens, you'll be so amazed! lol my little chicken song!
Spruce tips!


  1. Love the tips! I think I'll be harvesting some directly. I added spruce tip sugar as a topping for my cranberry and blueberry and rose hip fruit leather last year. The hips and tips combo was a winner withthe flavors of the begining and end of the summer season. I accidently overcooked one batch and it made the best candy ever.

  2. Looks and sounds amazing Jeffery!! I've not tried spruce tips...they look interesting.
    Glad to see you made it through winter. :)

  3. Numinosity! Hips 'n tips sounds amazing! We harvested around 20lbs this spring, so should have some for fall. Dont know why I'm popping up as anonymous? Jeffery

  4. Thanks cowgirl! You got to try the tips if you can get your hands on them. You can also pick pine tree tips, if there around where you are.