Tag Archives: Local food

eating local at kiju’s, part 1

Last week I went to a local restaurant, Kiju’s, for a meal. Long story short: delicious! Today’s post is all about the food we ate, and next week on the blog, I’ll share the chat I had with the Executive Chef there, … Continue reading

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local food this time of year?

I was cracking open a bulb of garlic last night to use in my and Adam’s supper, a bulb that my Mom grew in her garden, and it got me thinking about local food and wondering what a local-food-eater would be … Continue reading

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fifty percent

  Well here goes nothin! My friend Alicia is on her third year of eating 100% local for the month of September. This year a bunch of people have pledged to join her in eating 50% local. Including me. Yikes! … Continue reading

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Q+A with David Williams & Faith Dodd

Name: David Williams and Faith Dodd Age: 36 and 37 Hometown: Dave – born in Newfoundland and grew up in Clarenville, now calls Sydney (Westmount) home. Faith – born in Baddeck and grew up all over the place and now calls Sydney (Westmount) … Continue reading

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Gentle Dragons in Baddeck: Money for Farming

If you are a farmer or know a farmer on Cape Breton, who is looking for funding for their enterprise, read this. FarmWorks, an investment cooperative that invests in local agriculture in Nova Scotia, was formed just last year in the … Continue reading

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“Food is not a product but a process.”

  From one of my very favourite books (and authors): “Who can decide? A sucker for seed-catalog prose, I ordered six varieties and planted about a dozen cloves of each. Buried under the soil with a blanket of straw mulch … Continue reading

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Protocase, Part III: Q+A With Douglas Ronne

Two weeks ago I posted a photo tour of Protocase, Inc, a Sydney-based manufacturer of custom electronics enclosures. Last week I ran a Q+A with the co-owner of that company, Doug Milburn. This is a Q+A with their lead software … Continue reading

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