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Kim Melton

Border Lines

If I were to search out the exact opposite of local, homegrown food, I would pass through the security gates at an international airport. The sportsbars, food courts and even neo-eco-healthy cafés are part of an isolated...

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Bingeing on Brassicas

Potatoes, kale and cabbage is a pretty common answer to the question, “What can you grow up there, anyways?”For those of us who get excited about growing, however, it is easy to go kind of crazy even within the parameters of a...

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Fear of Pie-ing

The circle is often used as a symbol of perfection. The delicious combination of sweet or savoury filling and flaky pastry at its best when round is known as “pie.” The magic number that tells us everything we need to know about...

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Growing in the Dark

I was reminded of the importance of seedling density as I wandered away from my usual mung beans and lentils into tiny seed territory recently.While I do enjoy the little sprouts – alfalfas and mustards and the like – I normally...

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Better When It’s Bitter

Jennifer Tyldesley has spent her life behind the controls of aeroplanes: in the Air Force, flying search and rescue and most recently for Air North. I imagine her in a crisp white shirt with epaulettes gleaming, watching the...

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(S)hiver Me Timbers

“The dark and the cold are conducive to creativity,” says Carly Woolner, one of the co-founders of Dawson’s (S)Hiver Arts Festival.Blair Douglas, the other half of the team, chimes in with a smile: “They are also conducive...

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