Whistler… we are visiting you tomorrow with Dandelion Confit and Fiery Rhubarb!

 

“Faeries, come take me out of this dull world,
For I would ride with you upon the wind,
Run on the top of the dishevelled tide,
And dance upon the mountains like a flame.”

W.B. Yeats, The Land of Heart’s Desire

 

Whistler Mountain
Whistler Mountains

We are so happy to be returning to Whistler Farmer’s Market!  We have plenty of bold marmalades and luscious jams…

 

 

White Peony
White Peony

Joyeuse Fête des Pères!

Happy Father’s Day!

Sunday June 15th, Whistler Farmer’s Market, Upper Village 11am til 4 pm

Stepping out

“Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.”

Anaïs Nin

 

chamomile flowers
chamomile flowers

 

Stepping out of the kitchen to admire the chamomile flowers under the plum tree…

 

 

cherry tree
cherry tree

I started dreaming of cherry clafoutis….

 

lemon balm
lemon balm

…melon, lemon balm and spearmint ..

 

lavender
lavender

 

…boysenberries and lavender crème fraîche…

 

classic strawberry jam
classic strawberry jam

 

…must go back to the kitchen..

Sincerely hope to see you on this beautiful sunny week end.

Lonsdale Quay Saturday and

First of the season Ladner Market on Sunday!!

Capturing Spring

Field of Goodness
Field of Goodness

Most of you know by now how much I cherish dandelion flowers..

Mount Curie, Pemberton
Mount Curie, Pemberton

And I travel a long way to find immaculate and beautiful flowers…

 

Collecting them just before they change from suns into moons..

 

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Foraging Dandelion Flowers
Foraging Dandelion Flowers

 

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365 flowers will make 6 jars of dandelion confit…

 

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365 flowers, one for each sun that have risen and set since last year’s spring…

 

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Dandelion confit has a rich amber colour with a pleasant taste reminiscent of honey…

Labor of Love
Labor of Love

 

Dandelion confit is as bright as the sun and as sweet as honey.. it is simply spring in a jar..

 

Le Meadow at River District Farmer’s Market

 

River Distric Farmer's Market
River District Farmer’s Market

 

Last week end we attended our first market at the River District Farmer’s Market..

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 The ducklings took their first swim, the pigeon posed , and blue heron the lone hunter stood gracefully waiting for his prey…

 

 

River District Market
River District Market

 

       

We had a lovely day under the trees meeting the resident of the river district. We will see you soon again.

Following the Season, Following your Heart

Fresh Local Rhubarb
Fresh Local Rhubarb Le Meadow’s Pantry

There is something comforting about following the season in my kitchen. After the dark days of winter, bright ruby red rhubarb is bringing back sweet memories of Spring.

 

Chopping Rhubarb in Le Meadow's Kitchen
Chopping Rhubarb at Le Meadow’s Kitchen

And the chopping begins; hundreds of pounds of fresh rhubarb will be chopped in thick pieces and later, melt in the jam pan, while the sweet aroma will perfume my kitchen for days…

 

I Love Rhubarb
I Love Rhubarb

 

Rhubarb, the hearth of Spring, with its sweet, tart, unique flavour is always worth waiting for…

 

Rhubarb in Bloom
Rhubarb in Bloom

Rhubarb in Bloom; bright rhubarb and delicate rose petal water for tender mornings… And Fiery Rhubarb with spicy ginger to warm up after a cold winter..

 

 

Fiery Rhubarb
Fiery Rhubarb

 

Add new memories to your Spring morning…

Find me this week:

Yaletown Farmer’s Market , Thursday May 8th, 2-6 pm.

Lonsdale Quay Farmer’s Market , Saturday May 10th, 10-3pm

Blim Market, Sunday May 11th, 12-6pm

Spread Love

Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.

H. C. Andersen.

 

Lilac Bloom
Lilac Bloom

 

Fruit and Nut Bread with Le Meadow's Pantry Marmalade
Fruit and Nut Bread with Le Meadow’s Pantry Marmalade

 

Le Meadow's Pantry Dandelion Confit
Le Meadow’s Pantry Dandelion Confit

Spread love this week end with a dandelion confit or a marmalade from Le Meadow’s Pantry. All our preserves are made with love, by hand, in small batches.

Find us on Saturday May 3rd at the first market of the season at Lonsdale Quay Farmer’s Market and, on Sunday May 4th at Ambleside Farmer’s Market.

Lonsdale Quay Farmer’s Market

Saturday May 3, 10 -3 pm

123 Carrie Cates Court, at the food of Lonsdale St. N-Vancouver

 

Ambleside  Farmer’s Market

Sunday May 4th, 10 -3 pm

Bellevue Avenue, on the 1500 block ,

between 15th and 16th street, West Vancouver

 

 

Sneak Peek at May

Peeking Through Lush
Peeking Through Lush

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Sun Peeking Through
Sun Peeking Through

Peeking Through Raspberry
Peeking Through Raspberry

 In May, everywhere plants are leafing out, growing and giving the promise of a plentiful harvest. The light is brighter and beauty is all around.

 

 

Dandelion Field
Dandelion Field

In May, we will be visiting our cherished friends in Pemberton where dandelions are waiting to be foraged and transformed into a delicate confit.

 

Le Meadow's Pantry Preserves
Le Meadow’s Pantry Preserves

In May, many of our favourite farmer’s market are beginning their season. This is where you will find us this month:

 

Lonsdale Quay Artisan Farmer’s Market : May 3 – 10 – 31

Yaletown Farmer’s Market : May 8th

Blim Market: May 11th

White Rock Farmer’s Market: May 25th

We are looking forward to seeing you again at the market !