Eating Like a Local Lessons 1&2: Patience and Privilege

"Is this worth it?" This is the question I asked myself this Monday as I tried to roll out a dry batch of homemade crackers for the third time in a row. We had run out of all our store-bought crackers earlier last week, and, as far as I know, I've never seen any locally... Continue Reading →

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Eat Like a Local

8 months ago, my wife Nicole and I bought a 10 acre property of cleared land near Tatamagouche, NS with the hopes of putting down roots (both figuratively and literally) on the North Shore of Nova Scotia. The farm has incredible flower gardens, a fish pond, chicken coop and duck run, two green houses, a... Continue Reading →

Wild Leeks and the Ethics of Foraging

Last Saturday, I attended a half-day workshop on foraging local food at the Wallace Museum.  It was an amazing workshop mostly because of the people who were there--there were, of course, people from all over the North Shore, but there were people from the Annapolis Valley and the South Shore, people from Cape Breton, and even... Continue Reading →

Mindful Eating

This Lent, my partner Nicole and I have (loosely) committed to some different eating practices. Even though we love food in our house, it's true that we don't always take the time to savour our meals (there are lots of lunches I spend eating in front of the computer while doing research for Sunday's sermon,... Continue Reading →

A Month of Pretzels

So...we go from a month of soups to a month of pretzels, it seems! First, let me explain: Back in the fall, Nicole and I agreed to lead a day-long Lenten preparation retreat at the Tatamagouche Centre on February 9th called Eat-Pray-Lent (if you'd like to come join us, you can register on the website linked... Continue Reading →

An Edible Flower Garden

Tulips, roses, marigold, nasturtiums...I've been dreaming lately of the new garden plot Nicole has been creating in our backyard (she's been creating a lazagna garden, rather than try to dig up all that crazy grass and goldenrod). It's just a small plot so far, and we've already planted our garlic bulbs for the year, as... Continue Reading →

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