Yearly Archives: 2008


Christmas gift ideas

Most of these are local to Victoria, but maybe if you’re elsewhere you have similar options (let me know if you do!) for giving gifts that will make a bigger difference this year. 1. Buy a farm a long term … Continue reading

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Farmland fun

Thursday’s excitement was participation in the Focus on Farmlands conference, where about 180 interested parties, younger and older, got together to talk about farming, food, agricultural land trusts and ownership and where to go from here. Presented by the tireless … Continue reading


Quiche ‘n fruit ‘n meat

My favourite food at my favourite vegetarian eating place in London is quiche, so I attempted a version of one from their cookbook, using some of Farmer Dan’s purple cauliflower. Looks like food for the colour blind, doesn’t it? (It … Continue reading

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The future of fish

Seafood is as confusing a topic as any these days. Trying to get to the bottom of what is and isn’t a good choice of seafood is baffling and contradictory. Here’s an attractive guide for Europeans from The Guardian; and … Continue reading

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Where has the week gone

Started off the week with a rather dispiriting set of facts from speakers at BCSEA’s monthly meeting, where the subject was peak oil. The first speaker was Ron Smyth (provincial government’s Chief Science Officer, Offshore Oil and Gas Branch and … Continue reading

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