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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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All Tarted Up

I extracted a small tub of raspberries from the freezer yesterday, comforted to see it near overflowing with the season’s harvest. Though saskatoons and blueberries came in in droves this year, the raspberries that made it...

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Alligator’s Gourmet Grilled Cheese

The grilled cheese sandwich was the very first dish I ever cooked by myself.I was about eight-years-old and barely able to see over the stove, but that didn’t matter, I made it perfect.The grilled cheese is in my blood, not...

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Local Food, Local Politics

Food has been in the news. A lot of it has to do with the issue of food security, food safety and the costs of the food we eat.Locally, we’re working hard, literally, to make sure we have an adequate supply of good,...

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Technology is Not Always Good

We tend to think of technology in terms of the newest laptop or slimmest, Internet-capable phone.What is the connection between technology and food?Technology so inundates our society that we overlook what technology has done in...

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Message in a Bottle

I try to write a wine column every couple of weeks, unless life gets crazy, as it has over the past month or so. In that period of time, I will usually get the chance to have perhaps two or three dinners where I will want to...

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