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Monthly Archives: March 2010
March is Nutrition Month in Canada, and the theme is “Celebrate Food, from Field to Table”. The Vancouver Island Health Authority’s suggestions for ways to celebrate include: Plant a garden in your backyard, a container garden on your balcony, or … Continue reading
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has a Food Safety website where you can see the latest hazards, recalls and alerts. It is a nightmarish list of undeclared milk and wheat and egg, product tampering, prosecution bulletins, and instances of Salmonella … Continue reading
Gwynne Dyer’s on a speaking tour of Canada and we were fortunate enough to join a packed house at the McPherson Playhouse to catch his Climate Wars talk last Thursday. He was of course selling his book – and provided … Continue reading
Haliburton Farm includes a wetlands area, which is co-managed by the university, and there was a major project last summer to renovate it. It’s coming along nicely; the plants are growing and visiting ducks seem happy. In the summer the … Continue reading
Preferring as I do the simplicity of cooking with ingredients that are easy and relatively inexpensive to lay my hands on, I am suspicious of molecular gastronomy. It strikes me as an unsustainable novelty, requiring specialized equipment and highly processed … Continue reading