Eating Like a Local: Is It Worth It? (June Calculations)

When I announced we were doing this challenge, a friend told me she wanted to hear about our budget for this project which I thought was a great idea. Often times I've thought I would eat more local if I could only afford it, and I know many others who have said the same thing.... Continue Reading →

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Seven Tips on How to Eat Like a Local

This week, a friend of mine asked me to talk about some tips or tricks I might have on local eating. After some thought, Nicole and I came up with 7 tips (and learnings) that have helped us through this first month of eating locally: 1) Start with what you can manage and work from there: Early on,... Continue Reading →

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 →

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