Monthly Archives: March 2009


The Alices have it

Thanks to Mary’s tip, I was able to watch this clip, recently featured on 60 Minutes, to see Alice Waters talk about why good, clean and fair food is worth the investment. And Alice Major will be reading in Sechelt … Continue reading


Return to Haliburton, and some cool spaghetti

Katie sent me this beauty. A cooking video that will not make you hungry, at least not for food! See more funny videos and TBT Videos at Today’s Big Thing. Meanwhile, I spent a pleasant afternoon shovelling dirt, pulling … Continue reading

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Springtime in Canada

It was just over a week ago I said goodbye to Saskatchewan, touched down briefly in Calgary… and then returned to Victoria where the herring run is in full flow, which brings out the fishermen and the seabirds, including mergansers, … Continue reading


Greed is good?

I was at a talk the other night by an investment company in which the head of research spent a lot of time extolling the virtues of ‘high quality companies’ and suggesting in the strongest possible terms (by naming it … Continue reading


Of sausages, sauerkraut and sorrel

I had opened a jar of sauerkraut the other day and was pondering what to do with it. I still have some beets from my bumper Christmas organic box, and I started thinking about some borscht I once had that … Continue reading