Urban Mushroom Foray

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I’ve been humbled. I knew I didn’t know much when it came to local mushroom – I tend to focus on what I know to be safe: shaggy parasols and shaggy manes – but I didn’t realize what I knew was simply a blip in the insanely geeky, mysterious, intriguing, and often tasty world of wild mushrooms. Last night was … Read More

FROM LOCAL FARMS – En Santé Organic Winery & Meadery

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A simple hard truth about living in Alberta: vinifera grapes don’t grow here. [yet]. As a self-professed wine snob, that hurts the feelings a little. For a time I felt pretty good considering the Okanagan valley ‘local enough’ to get my wines, but a recent drive reminded me that 14+ hours isn’t really all that local anymore. Not even all … Read More

From Local Farms – Sunworks Farm

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My time with Ron Hamilton of Sunworks Farm left me drowning in fascinating content – making this the most challenging edit to date. Ron and Sheila have been at this game longer than all the others I’ve covered so far, and have achieved a level of success in the organics business that places them as leaders in their industry. Being … Read More

From Local Farms – Serben Free Range

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Jered Serben is the 4th generation in his family to tackle farming out by Smoky Lake. Over the generations, his family went from traditional pioneered diversified family farm [was there a method other than organic in the early 1900’s?], to industrial conventional  factory pork farming – all the way back to natural, free range practices. Having grown up immersed in … Read More

FROM LOCAL FARMS – Nature’s Green Acres

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Shannon & Danny Ruzicka at Nature’s Green Acres are pretty tough not to like, their kids are cute, their farm is neat, their dog is gentle, their land is gorgeous. But tossing all that bias aside, how they raise their beef, chicken, and pork is truly remarkable. Clearly heavily influenced by Joel Salatin [If you haven’t watched Food Inc, you … Read More

Next Post: ‘From Local Farms’ Begins

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I’m about to upload the first episode of ‘From Local Farms‘, well ahead of schedule. The first episode will feature Nature’s Green Acres, followed early next week by Sundog Organic Farm, then Serben Free Range the week after. Stay tuned over the coming months, as it looks like I’ll be uploading one episode per week [Vimeo allows me one HD … Read More

BBQ Oven Action

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I’ve posted about this setup before. But then in all my wisdom, I nearly deleted all of my new wordpress blog-post-blogger-transition. I don’t recommend it. So some of the content from that post, well, died. Permanently. No matter. I had a good friend coming over for lunch today as I live close to his new City TV gig downtown, and … Read More

Drying Herbs

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Kevin TV – Episode 3: Drying Culinary Herbs from Kevin Kossowan on Vimeo. A quick, shotty peek at my herbs and my drying set up this year. I’ve dried vastly more than previous years already, and it’s time to start jarring up the ones that are good to go.