Freezing Local Veggies: Spring Thaw Planning

Yellow beans ready to be steamed from frozen

It seems I’m going to be lucky enough to have a garden this year. Might be moving out of this top-floor apartment to a place with a yard in the spring! That’s great news, because last year I found out just how easy it is to save some favourite local veggies for the winter. Most of the summer, […]

Cracking into Fresh Eggs: Going Local

Fresh eggs

Deep in Peru’s Amazon Basin, a hacienda nestles in the rainforest along the shores of the Tambopata River. A covered walkway leads to outer buildings, then transforms into a narrow footpath leading past a banana field, lemon trees, and a vegetable and herb garden. The path ends at an enclosure which engulfs and fences an unseen part of […]

Memories of a Carnivore: A Vegetarian in Korea

Memories of a Carnivore: Adventures in Eating Ethically, by Julie Dupuis.

While I was in Korea, I wrote most of a book. I had to sit on it, go back to it, let it go through its process (which took a lot longer than most of the writing did). At the time, I didn’t know it was a book. I suspected it might be, but I never dreamed that […]

Bottled Water Bans Spread Across Canada

No Bottled Water!

Throughout Canada, citizens are asking for bans on bottled water, which is costly, environmentally damaging, and less regulated for safety and water quality than public water supplies. March 10 will mark the second annual Bottled Water Free Day encouraging citizens to request bottled water bans within municipalities, schools, and workplaces. Another initiative challenges municipalities to become Blue Communities. […]

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