What We’re Lovin’ for July

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What Jenn’s Lovin

Strawberries

Fresh, local, sunshine-in-July warmed, u-pick strawberries. Growing up in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, the city that marks the halfway point between Ontario and Saskatchewan, is known for having the most sun-filled days a year by Environment Canada. In 1988, Portage made its way into the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest bowl of strawberries. It would come as no surprise that in July you’ll find me enjoying as many fresh berries as possible.
DYK that in the 1970s farmers in the area were encouraged to diversify and took up the challenge with the production of strawberries? They became so abundant that, for a time, Portage was known as the strawberry capital of Canada!

What Lynn’s Lovin

What’s Old is New Again – Macrame

I fell in love with macrame in the 70s – at Brownies.  It is a versatile form of fibre art that can be used to make everything from jewelry, purses, curtains, plant hangers and wall hangings – such as my beloved jute owl that I made in Brownies and have hanging in my kitchen today. I love it because you can be creative with the knots, and the twine, and use embellishments like glass or wooden beads, driftwood, shells, and even fabric. It is a fun craft to take the cottage that everyone can do.  Do you think string art will become popular again?  Happy crafting!!!!

 

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161 thoughts on “What We’re Lovin’ for July

  1. Right now our garden asparagus is growing like mad, we are often picking twice a day. all that manitoba wet weather:))

  2. This is the time the farmers markets come alive with fresh produce – berries, early stone fruit, and some vegetables. They’re all wonderful.

  3. I am enjoying fresh lettuce, chives, radishes, strawberries so far from my late garden this year.

  4. Not a lot of choice on Vancouver Island right now. Have been enjoying some strawberries. I am really looking forward to the blackberry bushes in my area to start ripening up. I love making blackberry jam and pies.

  5. we’re eating things to make a salad (lettuce, spring onions, garlic scape) from the garden

  6. In Alberta we are big Caola growers.
    I use Canola Oil in all my cooking and baking and cosmetic use.
    U love Canola’s versatility, texture and taste.
    I get good value for my money spent.
    I consistently purchase a large family size.
    Thank you.

  7. I’m really enjoying the return of the farmers markets with their fresh fruit – berries, cherries – and early veggies.

  8. Enjoying the strawberries right now but really looking forward to when the blueberries come into season.

  9. I’m really enjoying early salad greens and fruits of the season. And can hardly wait for corn in August.

  10. Eating lots of berries at the moment and working hard to find Rainier yellow Cherries.

    BTW, who do I contact to find out the pattern for that sassy macramé Owl.. it is so cute. Thanks.

  11. Right now, I’m enjoying my blackberries. There’s nothing better than a homemade blackberry pie.

  12. I am not enjoying much yet between all the rain and the deer eating the plants it is a challenging year

  13. Finally rain stopped long enough to turn over the soil and plant vegetable seeds. Wishing for a late fall

  14. We’re enjoying lots of seasonal produce in our home! Summer corn, strawberries, blueberries, peaches and more!

  15. I’m absolutely loving cherries, though they are soooo expensive this year. The cherries are from the Okanagan, and the absolute best.

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