Friday, 22 May 2015

Parsnip and Carrot Mash

We love parsnip and needed a recipe to use up last years crop as we prepare to plant this years.  So once again we went to the crisper of the fridge and what we found was carrots and half a head of cauliflower and the combination with horseradish to flavour was wonderful.  Who needs mashed potatoes when you have parsnips?   

  • 3 to 5 parsnip depending on the size available
  • 3 medium carrots
  • 1/2 head of cauliflower
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons of horseradish 
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons of coconut butter or butter
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup of almond milk or milk

  1. Chop vegetables
  2. Place vegetables in a large pot and cover vegetables with water
  3. Add salt
  4. Boil until vegetables are tender 
  5. Drain 
  6. Return vegetables to the pot
  7. Mash vegetables either with a hand masher or electric beaters
  8. Add butter and horseradish
  9. Slow add almond milk until you have the consistency you like
  10. Salt to taste  

From our table to yours

Grandma Snyder
©2013-2015 twosnydergirls

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Knitting the Temperature

April 2015

Having returned to Southern Ontario in April 2015 you can see the temperatures were much colder than those we had in Myrtle Beach South Carolina, nothing above 19°C/66°F and many days the temperature did not get above 6°C/43°F.   Just a reminder I am knitting the temperature at 2:00 pm each day.

“April is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain.” 
T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land

Grandma Snyder
©2013-2015 twosnydergirls

Sunday, 17 May 2015

A Peace Garden

Community gardens are becoming very popular as urban families seek out green spaces to grow their own fresh vegetables.  Our small Mennonite church decided that they would set aside a small piece of lawn for the children to grow food for our local food bank.

The garden is also a lesson in indigenous knowledge we are growing a Three Sister’s Garden.  (Clickhere to see our families Three Sister Garden from 2014)
Last fall we worked together to build the garden we hilled the four mound on which our sisters will grow and we planted oat grass as a green fertilizer.

Today we scrapped off the weeds and planted the first sister corn and dedicated our garden.

Members of our congregation will be able to purchase produce from our garden, the money and any remaining produce will be then taken to the food bank.

This is the children’s project and name a “Peace Garden” for until all people have access to healthy food we will not experience peace.

Grandma Snyder

©2013-2015 twosnydergirls

Sunset at the beach reflected

Four images of how the sunset is reflected in the waves Grandma Snyder ©twosnydergirls