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Mireille Bourgeois

Mireille Bourgeois has written 60 posts for hobbyjunkies

City foraging: Autumn Berries

Autumn berry time! Last year I foraged autumn berries (also known as autumn olives) for the first time. I found a few tall trees on the shared ground behind my house and the furniture store that lives there. I’m always on the look out for wild edibles. I love free, and I love new discoveries … Continue reading

The Monument and the Myth: the artwork of Istvan Kantor

Essay by Mireille Bourgeois, 2014 First published in the book Permanent Revolution: Istvan Kantor, by the Kantor Collective, distributed through Art Metropole. Editor: Linda Feesey and Mireille Bourgeois, includes writers: Mike Hoolboom, Lewis Kaye, Shannon Bell, Istvan Kantor, Eszter Jagica, Kristine Stiles, and David Liss. Mythology is known as a collection of myths. Myth, being the … Continue reading

Salmon Sweet Potato Chilli Croquets: experimentation

by Mireille Bourgeois I have a lot of recipe books. I try and make sure that each of them have value in my kitchen. I don’t “collect” recipe books per se, I mainly add to my repertoire. I think I’m at my limit for books, having received a pie making cookbook and a gluten free … Continue reading

Gardening Season: Setting Goals

by Mireille Bourgeois I’ve been trying for the last year to be a better year-round gardener. I think this will be my year. I feel like it took me a couple of years to first get a sense of the land, dig the land, establish what I may want for a design of the land. It’s … Continue reading

Freezer veggies.. from the garden

by Mireille Bourgeois Just a quick post about freezer food preservation. I’d be lost without my freezer. Well, maybe not LOST, but seriously inconvenienced. My freezer was one of the domestic appliances that I proudly bought for myself when I moved in with my boyfriend. It reminded me of the first spatula I ever bought. … Continue reading

Candied Orange Peel – Orange Brandy Syrup – Orange Sugar Dust

by Mireille Bourgeois            A few years ago I was going through a heavy depression in a city and job I disliked, away from my friends and my budding relationship. I knew I had to find a way to get out of the depression or things would get a lot worst. I was in a … Continue reading

MéMère Poirier’s Green Tomato Chow

by Mireille Bourgeois WOW. It’s been a LONG time since I’ve updated this blog. I’m pretty sure no one depends on this blog soooo I think it’s cool. So I’ve undergone two job changes, a million and a half awesome independent art projects, I’ve got two art books coming out this fall, and am working … Continue reading

Drying Herbs and Planting Garlic

by Mireille Bourgeois Ok, so there’s no real story or trick here, this is basically just a reminder not forget to harvest your herbs before cold weather claims them! Also, not to forget that October is PLANT GARLIC MONTH! This is a great day to clean up my garden beds, clear out the dead plants … Continue reading

Growing potatoes in containers

by Mireille Bourgeois I’m teasing you with the first picture of my potatoes weeks after I planted. Hopefully this teaser inspires you to grow one of the easiest crops. I was reluctant to grow potatoes in my first year of gardening because I’d heard that if the potatoes get some disease along the way it … Continue reading

Garden tour

by Mireille Bourgeois So it’s been a REALLY long time since I’ve updated so instead of giving you the long winded version, I’ll just show you what’s going on, and go from there 😉 First thing: last time I blogged, I posted about making your own fertilizer using weeds and my front yard lasagna garden … Continue reading

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