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Should farm-fresh eggs be washed?

by: Sara on 04/15/2013
Posted in: Food

Today's blog post comes to us from Victoria Redhed Miller, the author of the soon to be released book Pure Poultry, Living Well with Heritage Chickens, Turkey and Ducks.

Victoria is a writer, photographer and homesteader who lives off-grid on a 40-acre farm in the foothills of Washington's Olympic Mountains with her husband David. As well as raising heritage chickens, turkeys and ducks, she works towards enhancing her family's self-sufficiency through gardening, food preservation, craft brewing and distilling, antique repair and restoration, and other traditional skills. Today Victoria touches on the controversial subject of farm eggs- to wash or not, that is the question!

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Gabriola Food Forum

by: Sara on 02/19/2013
Posted in: Food

Today's blog post comes from New Society Publishers office maven Jean Wyenberg. This past weekend Jean attended the Food Forum here on our home turf of Gabriola Island and shares with us the many delights of the day.

 

Painting by Sheila Norgate of rescue chicken …

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Try Something New for a Sunday Night Dinner

by: EJ on 12/09/2012
Posted in: Food

John Ivanko and Lisa Kivirist send this recipe for slow-simmered tomato sauce, cooked to perfection over a wood stove. John and Lisa are the owners of Inn Serendipity B&B and the tireless authors of Farmstead Chef, ECOpreneuring: Putting Purpose and the Planet Before Profits and Rural Renaissance: Renewing the Quest for the Good Life.

Thanks to the …

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Looking for Something Good to Eat on Thanksgiving?

by: EJ on 11/19/2012
Posted in: Food

I have been quite impressed over the last few days with the number of e-newsletters I have been receiving about Thanksgiving, local food and the environment. My favourite so far has come from The Daily GOOD.

They have created an infographic on how to have a 100-Mile Thanksgiving.   This means using ingredients sourced from within 100 miles of your …

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Biggest Beef Recall in Canadian History

by: Sara on 10/12/2012
Posted in: Food

“If you want safe meat you need to be willing to eat less and pay more for it.” So states Eleanor Boyle, author of the new book High Steaks: Why and How to Eat Less Meat.

Her comments come hard on the heels of news that multinational agribusiness XL Foods is in the midst of the biggest beef recall in Canadian history. The recall also affects at …

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