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Putting Up Peas: a.k.a. Food Preservation Brings Out My Inner Bear

Yesterday was probably the most unglamorous day thus far on our local food journey. For five hours, I shelled, stemmed, blanched and froze a half bushel of peas and a half bushel of beans. Mundane doesn't even begin to describe the longest five hours of my life. I get that I could have waited until… Continue reading Putting Up Peas: a.k.a. Food Preservation Brings Out My Inner Bear

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Camping and Local Food: aka “What Have We Done?!”

Almost two weeks in and now I'm beginning to wonder what we signed ourselves up for. We leave for camping tomorrow with some of our closest friends. While I'm looking forward to most everything camping entails - hiking, long hours at the beach, campfires, bikes rides, reading, being totally unplugged - I am not looking… Continue reading Camping and Local Food: aka “What Have We Done?!”

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Week One: The Feddema’s 100-Mile Local Food Journey

We're almost one week into our 100-Mile Food Journey and it's been rather dull. Maybe my expectations were a little too high. I was expecting this week to be overwhelmingly pivotal: feelings would range from excitement to tearing my hair out in desperation. But in reality, not much has changed. It's all been rather anti-climactic.… Continue reading Week One: The Feddema’s 100-Mile Local Food Journey

100-Mile Food Journey, Faith

Food for Thought: The Spiritual Side to Local Eating

As time ticks closer towards July and the first day of our year-long local eating challenge, I have wrestled more and more with why we really want to do this challenge. Beyond teaching my girls what it means to appreciate food that is grown in our own backyard, why do we want to embark on… Continue reading Food for Thought: The Spiritual Side to Local Eating

100-Mile Food Journey

100-Mile Food Journey: The Guidelines (a.k.a. Where the Rubber Meets the Road)

This is the post where we share the nitty, gritty guidelines for our 100 Mile Food Journey. Ever since I wrote my last blog post, my mind has hurled through a spectrum of emotions - "I can't wait to start! I want to start today! Look at this really cool food co-op I found! Did you know… Continue reading 100-Mile Food Journey: The Guidelines (a.k.a. Where the Rubber Meets the Road)

100-Mile Food Journey

Soil Beneath My Nails

Even though here in Ontario spring has taken forever to shed it's winter-y skin, it's that time of year again. The trees are that vibrant, eye-aching chartreuse green that can only been noticed in May. The soil smells wet and dank after soaking up the snow and torrential April showers. Every breath is full of… Continue reading Soil Beneath My Nails

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A Reintroduction: An Update on My Break-Up with Social Media

This was the first week in almost two months where I intentionally chose to log into my social media accounts. For the past two months, my life has been much quieter, and I have been much more content with literally everything. Taking a break from social media has been one of the best decisions I've… Continue reading A Reintroduction: An Update on My Break-Up with Social Media

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My 5 Favourite Free Activities to do with Kids in Kitchener-Waterloo

Now that Zoe is back in school (part-time, so only 2-3 days a week), Elsie and I are in the throes of finding our rhythm again. Elsie is by far my extroverted, social butterfly who is happiest when Big Sis is around. On the days that Zoe is in school, she is a little bit… Continue reading My 5 Favourite Free Activities to do with Kids in Kitchener-Waterloo

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The Big Question: On Thinking Ahead and Savouring My Last Year Being a Full-Time Stay-at-Home Mom

For the past five years, I've blithely answered, "Oh, I'll go back to work once both of our kids are in school." Figuring that that answer bought me oodles of time to figure out my career trajectory before both girls were attending said school. Yet, suddenly, here I am, in the last year before my… Continue reading The Big Question: On Thinking Ahead and Savouring My Last Year Being a Full-Time Stay-at-Home Mom