Episode 53 – Duck

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Confession: I packed in waterfowl hunting for a number of years for a few reasons. First reason – the more I learned about appropriate practices around animal slaughter in general, the less it made sense to shoot a hundred+ pellets at any and all of the prime cuts of an animal, have it fall from the sky to bruise on … Read More

Episode 49 – Rge Rd 135

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Last year’s Rge Rd 135 farm-to-table epic at Nature’s Green Acres [Episode 19] is still engraved into the minds of everyone that had the pleasure of being involved, making me more than slightly trepdatious at the prospect of trying to duplicate, nevermind top that farm-to-table extravaganza. But as far as I see it, they pulled it off. Maybe I’m biased. It … Read More

Mushrooms For a Salad

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My, mushrooms are pretty. It so happens I was chatting with my buddy Travis yesterday about an unexpected advantage of the urban greens growing project – that it pushes us both to get our act together and do stuff far more diligently than we otherwise would. Turns out that applies again today. Ryan at BTV Edmonton asked me to be on morning … Read More

Cob Oven Bacon

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Writing about bacon. Again. Just when I thought there wasn’t anything additional to add to the conversation I have with myself here, there was something else to add. A simple conclusion: wood ovens are fantastic smokers. Different than a commercially manufactured smoker that generally involves automation, an element, and some wood chips, it still requires some finagaling in the way … Read More

Episode 41 – Cob Oven

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Finally, a proper cob oven graces my back yard. I read Kiko Denzer‘s book years ago and was inspired by his ‘who needs expensive building materials‘ attitude. As you may know, I tend to dig frugal. He’s an advocate of using repurposed materials, and I’ll credit the base of my oven to him – it’s slabs of busted up sidewalk … Read More

The big masonry kitchen project shows its face again

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Some of you might remember this. 2-3 years ago, I came up with the mad idea of building a huge-assed [17+’ wide] masonry wall of kitchen awesomeness in my back yard. Did all the research. Drew all the plans. Had them approved by the city and the gas company [crossing a gas line, not because anything’s gas fuelled]. Then, decided … Read More