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Acadian as Rappie Pie

This summer I was in Dawson City at the farmers’ market, scoping out the best produce the Klondike has to offer.It was beet season and Grant Dowdell’s stall was there. His beets are world class, so I knew I...

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Have Pig, Will Travel

As we get closer and closer to the epic feasts that are in the near future I can’t help but think of … the Christmas ham.It’s become a bit of a tradition at my family’s Christmas table for me to prepare a...

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Are you Flipping Pancakes?

What’s for breakfast this morning? If you were smart you got it started the night before. Sleeping in a little bit later sounds good to me.With a sourdough pancake recipe, by the time the coffee is ready, your griddle is...

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Mysteries of the Bacon Chop

The art of charcuterie is a craft that takes years to accomplish.Charcuterie is basically another word to describe the preservation of meats, primarily pork.The Romans took this so seriously that they wrote laws explaining all...

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My Korean Belly

Preserving and storing your summer harvest is a skill that every good cook, whether home or professional, should have.As much as I love to have my homemade condiments in the pantry at my disposal, I find sometimes you have to...

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A Stash of Honey

Have a little spot on your property not being used? Why not plant some berry shrubs?After a recent delivery of Emu Creek Farm-raised honey berries or haskap, I thought to myself, everyone should be growing these berries on their...

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Sage Wisdom

Late June and through July is pretty much the height of our wild vegetable and herb season. Strawberries are finishing up, raspberries are starting to get ripe, with blueberries and cranberries to follow.In the nettle patch,...

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All That the Rain Promises

Iknow, I know, you’re all thinking I’m crazy, but after the rain, the underground “internet” of mycelium is incubating. Mushrooms are being born.Mycelium or mushroom “spawn” is the vegetative...

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