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Give the Gift of Health and Happiness

by: Sara on 12/03/2017

 

The holidays can be at time of over indulgence, whether it’s an extra cookie,  a second or fourth Baileys over ice, or a few too many days stuck in the house hiding from the cold. And while indulging -- in moderation -- can be a treat, rich foods and alcoholic beverages may start out making us feel merry and bright, but as pants begin to …

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Food Lover's Ginger Squash Soup

by: Sara on 09/23/2017
Posted in: Community , Cooking , Food , Gardening

We are on a bit of a roll with the soup recipes this week. I suppose the fall equinox will do that to you, the urge for warmth and comfort kicks in as the shorter days roll in. I also know of a few people with an abundance of squash who are a little unsure how to get through it all. So today's recipe is for Ginger Squash Soup from The Food Lover's …

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Spicy Korean Kimchi to Feed your Microbiome

by: Sara on 09/19/2017

It is day two of our fall sale and as promised we are posting recipes to inspire your fall menu.

Today’s recipe is from the new book The Secret Life of Your Microbiome: Why Nature and Biodiversity are Essential to Health and Happiness by Susan L. Prescott and Alan C. Logan.

In The Secret Life of Your Microbiome the authors demonstrate how we are …

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Making Genever-style Gin

by: EJ on 06/23/2017

It’s summertime and the drinks flow easy…oh wait what, that isn’t how the song goes? Well, sorry Janis, but maybe it should. I don’t know about you but I think hot weather and cold drinks just go together and gin is one of my favourite summertime treats.

In today’s post we learn a bit about the history of genever-style gin and what …

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Cheese Versus Cheeze – What is Plant-Based Cheese Anyway?

by: EJ on 06/19/2017

The Art of Plant-Based Cheese: How to Craft Real, Cultured, Non-Dairy Cheese by Karen McAthy is the second book in our Urban Homesteader Hacks series.  Karen, chef and founder of Blue Heron Creamery, says "Like all forms of fermentation and culturing, cheesemaking evolved as a means of preserving food for the long months after the harvest when …

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