I eat food: do you?

I love food. I love the flavours, textures, aromas, and nutrients. I love the stories behind the food. I love when my little balcony garden is thriving and I can pick greens two minutes before I make a salad. I love snipping fresh herbs to cook with, and hanging the rest to dry for use... Continue Reading →

Harvesting sea salt at home

I made sea salt! Well okay, you're right, Nature made sea salt ...but I totally helped, and now I have a plate of perfect, locally wild-harvested, salt in my kitchen. Check it out! I was reading Harvesting Sea Salt - The Canadian Way, from BC Farms and Food, about nearby small companies that are harvesting... Continue Reading →

Salvaging composty fruit

Mmmm, composty fruit. 😉 Once a week for a couple of months this summer, I joined LifeCycles to sort fruit. I felt über-rich with my weekly haul of composty fruit! I know, "composty" and "fruit" don't sound especially appetizing together, but let me tell you about it and I think you'll agree the end products... Continue Reading →

Spelt and Slow Living

Know what I’m doing tonight? De-hulling spelt, one seed pod at a time. It’s beautiful, calming, and totally inefficient. Glorious. Spelt seed heads from my little community garden plot I have no idea what's been grown in my little community plot before I arrived this year, but rumour has it that spelt will help heal... Continue Reading →

Mmm, bone broth

For most of my life, I was a vegetarian. I fully enjoyed it, felt comfortable and healthy, and I recommend it to anyone who’s interested. However, things happened and meat is part of my life for the moment. Thankfully, we live just up the street from a butcher (Carnivore Meats) who sells only locally-raised, free-range,... Continue Reading →

First-ever Sauerkraut!

Sauerkraut waltzed into my life years ago, when we were living on Tancook Island, Nova Scotia. The good people of Tancook have generations of expertise and wowza, do they make a heck of a sauerkraut. It's so good, in fact, that companies advertise Tancook-style kraut! Anyhow - I had never made it myself before now.... Continue Reading →

The Majestic E-Bike Trailer

I bought a bicycle trailer! Let me tell you all about this majestic addition to the urban homestead. Here we are on the trial run this morning, with a light test load: Let's be honest: I've done well enough over the years carrying silly things (small appliances, rugs) on my motorcycle and more sensible things... Continue Reading →

Deliberate degrowth

I’ve just finished reading Degrowth in the Suburbs, by Samuel Alexander and Brendan Gleeson. It was captivating, eminently well-timed with this COVID19 situation, and an affirmation that my efforts to make, mend, grow, and choose to make do, are not only worthwhile but rational choices in an energy-crazy world. Have you heard the terms “peak... Continue Reading →

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