Category Archives: Friends & Community

6 Easy Ways to Green Your Home

living roomI was reading my friends’ posts on Facebook the other day when it dawned on me that we really are in the middle of a global shift in how we live on our home planet. I’ve been seeing little bits for some time, but now there’s a flood of information, collaboration and action on a variety of ecological subjects.… Read more

Urban Farming: Landshare and Fruitshare

Urban farming landshareI came across Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall‘s River Cottage TV cooking shows about a year ago. He moved out of London in his twenties to a village in Dorset as an experiment to see if he could grow his own food and thrive in the country.… Read more

Spring Radish Craving

red-radishesTowards the end of winter, I get a craving for red radishes. White ones and daikon will do in a pinch, but not the pink. As soon as they show up in the Farmers Market I’ll start buying 4 bunches for the week and munch them throughout the day as a snack.… Read more

Recipe: Thanksgiving Stars

One personal adjustment I had not anticipated having to make when I moved from the US to Canada was Thanksgiving. In Canada, we celebrate Thanksgiving in October. Somewhat ironically, considering the part Native Americans play in the American myth of Thanksgiving and the role Columbus had in the ultimate destruction of that culture, in Canada we celebrate the gratitude holiday on the same weekend that Columbus Day is observed in the US.… Read more