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Ethical Meat: Oxymoron or a step towards a resilient food system?

by: Sara on 10/20/2015


Ethical meat, some may argue the term is an oxymoron. How can one possibly take the life of another being and consider it ethical? Raising livestock is considered a major threat to the environment with approximately 285 million tons of meat produced annually, using up precious resources like water, land, grains and contributing to climate change …

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Whoop Whoop Hooray - Spring Starts Today

by: EJ on 03/20/2015

David Kennedy, author of Eat Your Greens: The Surprising Power of Homegrown Leaf Crops, is excited about spring.  With the number of delicious leafy greens he grows, and the recipes he cooks with them, it is no wonder he celebrates the return of the growing season in today's gardening blog.

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What to Do in the Garden this Weekend - Linda Gilkeson

by: EJ on 03/13/2015

Linda Gilkeson, author of Backyard Bounty: The Complete Guide to Year-Round Organic Gardening in the Pacific Northwest, gives our west coast readers some tips for what to do in the garden with this weekend!

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Triple Ginger Cookies

by: Sara on 12/07/2014
Posted in: Cooking , Food

The first and only time I went to Hollyhock, a retreat and learning centre on Cortes Island in British Columbia,  I was astounded at how good the food was. I wasn’t sure if it was because someone else was doing the cooking, or the beautiful island setting, or just that I was really hungry after early morning yoga, but

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No Food Coloring in These Green Cookies

by: EJ on 12/04/2014

I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite things about the holidays is making (and eating) cookies!  It has long been a family tradition to bake up several batches of delicious treats to last throughout the holiday season.  The only time we baked fewer cookies was when I was a new mother, concerned that my baby not eat too many unhealthy …

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