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Salt and Sauerkraut

I’ve talked a lot about the what and why of fermentation – my case made for the importance of and fun within fermentation, so I am going to shift gears to the how with the common fermentation practice of making

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I’m Cheap & Like to Play with Food

As I mentioned in my last article – fermenting has become my obsession. It started with making wine and beer (although I didn’t think of that as fermentation in the same light) and then I moved on to ‘pickling’ vegetables

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It’s an Obsession

I have a confession to make: we eat a lot of processed food. About one third of our vegetable intake is processed and almost all of our beverages and I foresee our future including a lot more! It feels like

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2012: A year of domestication

While reflecting back on the past year, the thought “I’ve been domesticated” popped into my head. It made me uneasy because as a liberal, educated woman – I’ve been biased against the idea of domestication as it often implies being

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Happy Holidays and Merry 2013

We’re writing this short note to send our holiday greetings out to our friends and family and to wish you a nourishing 2013! 2012 has been a full year!  All year long we talk about how quickly time is going

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It’s all Relative

The following piece is part of a regular column in the local newspaper that Brenda writes, often inspired by our farm journey and adventures.  It first appeared in The Chautauqua in 2012. **************** A friend of mine commented that these

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When I grow up…

The following piece is part of a regular column in the local newspaper that Brenda writes, often inspired by our farm journey and adventures.  It first appeared in The Chautauqua in 2012. **************** It’s grade nine and I’m lying on

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Appreciating Animals

The following piece is part of a regular column in the local newspaper that Brenda writes, often inspired by our farm journey and adventures.  It first appeared in The Chautauqua in 2012. **************** “Animal appreciate, machines depreciate” I may have

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On The Tip of the Tongue

The following piece is part of a regular column in the local newspaper that Brenda writes, often inspired by our farm journey and adventures.  It first appeared in The Chautauqua in 2012. **************** Most of what I have written about

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Planting for Spring

The following piece is part of a regular column in the local newspaper that Brenda writes, often inspired by our farm journey and adventures.  It first appeared in The Chautauqua in 2012. **************** Time to start… planting spring greens!?! This

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