100-Mile Food Journey, Uncategorized

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

100-Mile Food Journey, Uncategorized

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?!”

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