Monthly Archives: August 2008


Not all Zoom & gloom

… though I was not happy to learn the airline on which I was booked to fly next Friday had gone the way of the fairies. Still, I’m rebooked now and looking forward to kissing the English ground once more … Continue reading

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The pit

Spent last Sunday learning about pit cooking – and many other things – from the wondrously encyclopaedic Nancy Turner. It was a Slow Food Vancouver Island event, and about 20 of us made the schlep out to Sooke Harbour House … Continue reading


Honey extracting

Last Monday a group of us went to Larry and Marilyn’s for an extracting party. So absorbed was I in my task of finding cool comfortable clothes to last me a day in a warm garage I forgot to remember … Continue reading

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Food price issues for low incomes; BC Day, blackberries and zucchini

In Our Food, our Future last week, the topic was the impact of high food prices on those with less disposable income, where the proportion of monthly income spent on food is escalating with possibly dangerous results. Some interesting issues … Continue reading

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Organic weeds

I spent some time reflecting on the back-breaking nature of organic farming last week. Wednesday’s tasks at Haliburton were to liberate the squash patch from smartweed, which was something more than abundant. Four of us made a good dent and … Continue reading

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