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The way forward
Life

Micro-politics

It’s been a hard week. A hard week for Americans, and a hard week for the world. I’m an optimist with a fairly unshakeable belief that everything’s going to be ok, and that people are fundamentally good, reasonable and empathetic. When things like this happen I get paralyzed by doubt. […]

Forest

Foraging 1.0

I’m fascinated by foraging. I love that so much of what we need is readily abundant in the wild, and ultimately, if I learn anything from this experiment, finding food outside of supermarkets is what I’m most excited about. I also get overwhelmed by how much there is to know, […]

My first time baking bread
Kitchen

Baking Bread Semi-Terribly

We eat a lot of bread. Love gluten. So why not attempt to make it myself? There is a lot written on the art of bread making. I chose the simplest form, a no-knead bread recipe from Jim Lahey first shared in the New York Times (where it went viral […]

Vancouver fall garden
Garden

Planting a Garden (in late October)

MyΒ grand idea of gardening came about in late fall, when those better informed and better equipped had already called the season off. I’m less patient (and less wise) and am determined to make something of the rest of 2016, so will be pursuing ‘gardening light’ regardless of the weather. I […]

Olive Oil and Maple Granola
Kitchen

The “Best Ever” Granola

My husband is not an effusive guy. So, when he said this granola was the ‘best ever’ it was high praise indeed. I’ve made granola before, but it always seems like too much work (well, more work than Cheerios.) Making up this batch, adapted from Food52 Genius Recipes: 100 Recipes […]

The spices of chai
Kitchen

Fall Chai Latte

When I was a little kid, I hated going to Starbucks. Hated coffee, so hated the smell of the place. The thing that converted me was when they started carrying Chai Lattes. Suddenly my parents’ stops at Starbucks were more bearable, at least between November and January. By the time […]