Winter Spicy Satay Bone Broth Soup

There is just something delightful about a hearty bowl of soup. At our house we make huge batches of bone broth a few times a year and freeze it in mason jars in the deepfreeze; ready for when you hanker for some soup. This is a really fast recipe to put together, you can do […]

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Kimchi Slaw

For those unfamiliar with it, kimchi is a Korean fermented cabbage condiment. It comes in thousands of variations depending on what part of Korea you are from and what your family history is. Like a lot of fermented foods everyone seems to have their favourite way to do it. Our personal favourite is with asian […]

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Why Vat Meatballs Are Stupid

You have probably seen the video of the cultured meatball (vat meat as I call it) making the rounds on social media. Here is why vat meat is stupid: One: It fails the environmental test. The vat meat still requires massive plantations of corn and soy to produce the materials required to grow the vat […]

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Thoughts on Fasting

Today I fasted for the first time in years for a non-medical reason. It was a short fast, only 18 hours. In the past it wasn’t unusual for me to fast for a 24 hour period, and at one point I fasted for 5 days (I was aiming for 7, but the spirit became as unwilling as […]

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Pemmican!

For a couple years now I have dabbled at making pemmican. It is a bit of a lost art, not many people in today’s fat paranoid world make it, but it is probably one of my favourite things to eat. For those unfamiliar with pemmican it is a meat preservation method that combines rendered fat […]

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Stocking Up

So Sarah is off to her craft show for four days which means it is a perfect time to do our yearly stock/broth making. This is the third year we’ve done this, so I figure our recipe and method is pretty solid and shareable now even though it’s pretty standard. Ingredients (approximate): 10lbs Grass Fed […]

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Colourful Slaw

Pulling food out of the garden is fun, but making some snazzy new recipe for supper with that food is even more fun. Tonight I made kohlrabi, carrot, beet and onion slaw. It is pretty simple, though a bit messy to make what with the beets. Colourful Slaw 4 cups shredded kohlrabi 2 cups shredded […]

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More Cider!

So today I used an old fashion cider press for the first time to crush a giant pile of crab apples (about 70 pounds or so). Turns out that it is quite a bit of work, though far less annoying than making juice in the kitchen over a hot stove. The apples crushed down to […]

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Crab Apples!

Over the last week I have been hanging out in trees and on roof tops picking apples with Calgary Harvest, mostly we’ve been getting crab apples, but I have scored a few cooking or eating apples. It is astounding how many apple trees are in Calgary, I bet 99% of the fruit ends up rotting […]

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Cider, nearly from scratch, part one!

For years now I’ve wanted to make my own hard apple cider (followed shortly by some applejack). This year I’ve ended up with a bounty of apples, some crabs some small sweet apples, after picking friends trees and teaming up with Calgary Harvest for a morning of picking. Most of the first batch of apples […]

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