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    Locavore Meal Plan for Mid-Summer

    by  • July 28, 2014 • 4 Comments

    This post was originally written for Food Bloggers of Canada. Welcome to The Local Kitchener!  If this is your first time here you should check out the book giveaway going on right now.  It’s a book about food, farms, and family, and how those things are all intertwined.   My family has been meal...

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    100% Spelt Overnight Waffles

    by  • July 14, 2014 • 0 Comments


    We’ve been using spelt as our flour of choice since noticing that Oak Manor makes a “light” spelt, which has been sifted to remove some of the large bran particles.  This sifting makes it easier to use it as a replacement for white flour. Our family—primarily Madame—loves waffles, and for me as a sourdough...

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    Kohlrabi Robertson: A Kohlrabi and Bok Choy Pizza

    by  • July 10, 2014 • 1 Comment

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    This pizza is my tribute to a great musician.  At the same time it’s also my tribute to an awesome vegetable that I was happily just introduced to. One thing I always loved about The Band, of which Robbie Robertson was an integral—and Canadian—part, was the way they took traditional sounds, styles, and instruments...

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    Sharing the harvest? Kale and Cabbage Moths

    by  • July 4, 2014 • 0 Comments


    Greens week has been a huge success and I owe it mostly to my garden!  It has been pumping out the leafy veggies prolifically!  However, that abundant production has not gone unnoticed in my local ecological community. Cabbage moths have happily found themselves a nice place to lay their eggs—the kale, which is technically...

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    Creamy Tangy Dill Dressing

    by  • July 2, 2014 • 2 Comments

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    On Sunday afternoon I went down to Port Stanley on Lake Erie with my several of Madame’s siblings.  Before leaving I hastily threw together a salad with some of my garden Mesclun and kale then topped the salad with a few of the strawberries from last week and some fresh serviceberries from the street...

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    Week of Greens

    by  • June 30, 2014 • 1 Comment


    Our garden has been pumping out the greens for the last several weeks.  Our CSA also started a couple weeks ago, which we were very excited about since this is our first time participating.  The main thing from the CSA so far is also greens.  Yes, there have been a few radishes, kohlrabi, herbs,...

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    (There’s No Such Thing As) Too Much Lettuce!

    by  • June 20, 2014 • 1 Comment


    My goal these days is to eat as much salad as possible.  This is in part because our backyard garden is bursting with lettuce, kale, spinach, and more, but also because we joined a CSA and they have lots of leafy greens too!  However,there’s also the reason that I want to stock up on...

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    Summer of Sourdough

    by  • June 13, 2014 • 4 Comments


    Summer is so close.  And with all those wonderful warm breezes blowing in the windows of your home it’s a great time to get a sourdough culture started.  Hopefully it will become inhabited by a few of the beneficial microbes accompanying those nice smelling breezes!  Then you can start baking amazing sourdough breads that...

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    …Starring Potato in the Role of “Bun”

    by  • May 14, 2014 • 7 Comments

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    I’ve never been a big fan of substitutes.  Ironically a couple weeks ago I was a substitute.  Well, maybe not ironically, since the position I held for two days at a local school wasn’t a ton of fun, and I didn’t feel like a fan of myself.  Really I shouldn’t complain; I’m grateful to have...

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    Book Review: The Mindful Carnivore

    by  • May 7, 2014 • 1 Comment

    I spent much of this past Lent reading.  Madame and I also enjoyed The Hunger Games series as audiobooks, which is definitely one of the best readings I’ve ever heard.   Strangely the hunting aspect of The Hunger Games was paralleled in a much more personal way in one of my main lenten reads, Tovar Cerulli’s...

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    Sappy K-Wee Heavy Update

    by  • May 1, 2014 • 2 Comments

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    After 10 days of fermentation I racked the Sappy K-Wee Heavy.  (For non-brewing readers: racking involves siphoning the fermented beer from one vessel to another to get the beer off of the sediment, or lees, at the bottom of the vessel.  It helps make to clarify the beer and in cases of longer fermentation...

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    Locavegan Meal Plan

    by  • April 28, 2014 • 0 Comments

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    I’ve told myself it would be cool to do a week of vegan eating at some point.  I always assume it will be in the summer when fresh local veggies are coming out of my ears. However, I hadn’t anticipated that we’d be given a vegan cookbook. The cookbook we were given is The...

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