Archive for the ‘Haskap’ Category

Lawn Converted Into Food


Over the past few years I’ve watched a few hundred episodes of Gary Vaynerchuk’s Wine Library TV, and am a regular commenter there. Recently, I’ve been enamored with Daniel Klein’s ‘Perennial Plate‘ project about eating locally in Minnesota. So recently I had a bit of a ‘duh…’ moment, realizing that I had the gear to do some video blogging myself, and really should be using it as I really enjoy the nature of video for blogging purposes. So meet Kevin TV. I intend on keeping it a tad ghetto, one-take-esque, and uncontrived. We’ll see how it evolves. I’m especially excited about the video format come harvest and hunting season, and for farm visits.

This one is a simple mid-July garden tour of my recent ex-lawn. I intend on following it once a season over the next few years.

My First Haskap


Until a couple years ago, I’d never heard of these things. Haskap, or Blue Honeysuckle, became available through seed catalogs in the last couple years, and I figured I’d give them a go. I believe I have a Polar Jewel, and one other kind. They apparently are super-hardy, even the blossoms hardy well into freezing temperatures, and they clearly produce fruit in June – ahead of most other ‘blue fruit’. This is my first fruit, having planted them last spring.

These things are awesome – akin to a intensely flavored blueberry with a tart finish. I am a fan. I wish I had more. Lots more.  Who knew?