Books

Forgotten Traditions

I am now the proud owner of one of the most valuable cookbooks known to the foodie crowd. Nourishing Traditions is a book that defies convention and steps way outside the box when it comes to the vast majority of our cooking habits. And while I may not agree with Sally Fallon 100% I do think that she has written a beautiful and valuable cook book that I am ever so happy to have in my small kitchen collection. The…

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Summer Reading

When the warm weather rolls around I tend to leave behind my heavy winter reading and take up some ‘lighter’ material. I toss a book in with the picnic basket and catch a couple chapters here and there while the kids play on the beach or at the park. It’s too hard to read non-fiction in fits and spurts like these and so here is the start of my summer reading material…

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Literary Lacking

It would appear that I am not doing a very good job of including you in on my reading list. Sorry about that. I forgot. I have been updating my sidebar but forget to copy those little tidbits into a post later. Here are some of the things I’ve read over the winter.

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Freeing Fiction

Since moving into my lovely new house I have polished off several of the books that I was reading over the summer. A Recipe for Bees was an interesting novel that turned out to be set in Chase/Kamloops and Victoria. Coupled with a bunch of homesteading and beekeeping lore it goes without saying that beyond the story this was a beautiful and relative read. Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne is another one I’ve just finished. It was a Christmas gift…

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mmmm Cheese.

I love cheese. There is nothing as good in the world as potatoes covered in parsley, butter and cheese. And as of last week I can make all of the above happen in the space of my backyard. Life does not get much better than that. Had I known how easy it was to make cream cheese from raw milk it is likely that I never would have bothered to do anything else with it so perhaps it is for…

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Thought for Food

This is an excerpt from a very good book that anyone who cares about their food ought to give a read: “Can you think of any sector of our culture that promotes its wares with a slogan like ‘we pile it high and sell it cheap’? Any other sector of our economy would commit suicide with such a slogan…except for food. Why is that? I submit that we as a culture completely disrespect the 3 trillion critter in our digestive…

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"It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.

~ Ansel Adams"

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