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An Ode and Thanks To Farmers

Farmers know where food comes from, not from shelves in grocery stores, nor from behind warehouse doors, not from bottles, cans or bags, with fancy coloured sale-price tags. Farmers know what real food is not plastic coated, perfect stuff, tasteless, … Continue reading

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Free Food

We went to the market today and found boxes of overripe heirloom tomatoes for free.  Had to get some.  Now we’re cooking them up with onion, garlic, basil, oregano, Worcestershire, salt and pepper. They smell wonderful! We’ll freeze them and … Continue reading

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I Love My Pantry

There is something satisfying about a well stocked pantry.  Dishes you love, dry goods for whipping up a good meal and home canned sunshine waiting for cold winter days to be appreciated. Inspiration and sustenance, all in one place.  I … Continue reading

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Blackberries Are Ripe!

Time for picking before the bears get them all.  Yesterday I picked four cups in no time at all from our own patch.  Had some on my yogurt this morning and made juice with the rest.  I use the Nearing’s … Continue reading

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Apricots On The Tree

This is our best harvest yet from the little apricot tree that grows up the side wall of our house.  We’ve been eating our fill and dehydrating them for winter treats.  Known as one of the world’s healthiest foods, we’ve … Continue reading

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Mixed Farming

Prime fertile land where food used to grow sprouts condos and townhouses row upon row. First organic farm I had ever seen Milore Farm now grows golf course green. Echoes of protest in true sixties style complex complexities mile upon … Continue reading

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Dinner

Cottage Pie and Salad – yummy and pretty

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Farmer’s Market

 Paradise resurrected, where cars and pollution reign the rest of the week. A group of local growers and gardeners gather every Saturday to make that end of town look more like the paradise it once was. Home grown vegetables, preserves, … Continue reading

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Farmer’s Market Today

Paradise resurrected on paved parking lot. Local growers and gardeners gather every Saturday morning to make that parking lot look more like the paradise it once was. Home grown vegetables, preserves, pickles, jam, herbs, plants, dried flowers, woodwork. Wonderful creations … Continue reading

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Hunting and Gathering

Our basic instincts to hunt and gather food are subverted into hunting and gathering money and things. Intuition and talent for finding what we need now searches out bargains rather than food and water. Though we have more than we … Continue reading

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