Plant Perennial Food For Resilient Gardens

Planting edible perennials increases food system resilience. It is better for our soil and our health. It also makes our work in the garden a lot easier. Perennial edibles are the type of plants that often get a bad rap. In the popular quest for ultimate control and perfectly manicured gardens, perennial edibles are willfull, […]

The Top 10 Antioxidant Rich Herbs & Spices: Food For Health

Used since ancient times to add flavour to foods, herbs and spices are also packed with health benefits. Some popular herbs are an abundant source of natural antioxidants, compounds that play an important role in neutralizing free radicals. In fact, the total phenolic contents of these herbs are rated higher than those reported for berries, […]

Growing & Preserving Your Own Food

We have always kept a well stocked pantry. There is something comforting about having enough food to feed your family for quite a while should the need arise. When we transitioned from buying all of our food to growing a lot of it, stocking the pantry became an altogether different experience. Growing and preserving enough […]

How to Stock a Pantry like a Pro

We keep a well stocked pantry. With careful meal planning our family could eat for a good long while on the pantry contents. It provides us with food security, saves us money, reduces our fuel bill and is incredibly convenient. There is always something to eat at our place. Although our pantry is unique in […]

Eating Like Pioneers & Learning to Make Do

I sit typing this while drinking a big mug of black coffee sprinkled with a bit of cocoa and sugar. It’s a mocha latte ‘hold the latte,’ not terrible but not very good either.  I love coffee with cream and can’t stand drinking coffee black. I’ll try not to dwell on that too much as […]