Our Blog | August 2014

Meat Lover’s Guide to Veganism

by: Alina on 08/18/2014
Posted in: Climate Change , Cooking , Food , Health

I love meat. I love (almost everything) about it. I love how it tastes. How it smells. How easy it is to cook it and how creative you can be with it. I loved going to the grocery store after school and buying myself a $5 steak to fry up when I got home and I would still say my favorite meal is steak and French fries (I’m good with saucy ribs …

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Harvesting and Planting Black Cohosh Seed

by: Sara on 08/14/2014

Today's blog post comes to us from Jeanine Davis, an associate professor and extension specialist with NC State University and the co-author of the just released revised & updated book Growing and Marketing Ginseng, Goldenseal and other Woodland Materials. This comprehensive guide enables small landowners to preserve and enhance their treed space …

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Senior Cohousing Workshop – How you can get involved in building supportive neighborhoods for seniors

by: Sara on 08/12/2014

Join Charles Durrett and Kathryn McCamant, authors of The Senior Cohousing Handbook and Creating Cohousng, for five days of hands-on learning with the world’s premiere experts in creating cohousing.

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How to make Meatless Mondays easy, tasty and saucy

by: Alina on 08/11/2014
Posted in: Cooking

Sure, you can throw some Barbeque sauce, some Italian dressing, some Ranch, some Homemade Mystery or some (anchovy-free) Ceasar on that meat-free dish to spice it up a bit, but not only are those “fat free” sauces loaded with sugar and preservatives, there’s an easier alternative that’s just as tasty. Natural soy sauce and hot sauce! We …

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What farmers market taught me

by: Alina on 08/05/2014

Moving to a rural place (Gabriola Island) has meant more access to farmers markets. And what was once an unknown is now a weekly must. Not only a weekly must, but a constant raving to others about just how great they are. Farmers markets have taught me what a community is. 

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