food for thought…

what rhymes with kombucha

what rhymes with kombucha

mmmmm… fizzy! Kombucha is a fermented tea beverage that is gaining popularity in North America. Known as tea kvass in Russia, it’s been used as a tonic for centuries in other cultures. Kombucha, similar to other naturally fermented products like sauerkraut, is said to have health benefits related to digestion and your immune system. Kombucha, […]

[we’re a] three decker sauerkraut and toadstool sandwich

[we’re a] three decker sauerkraut and toadstool sandwich

mmmmmm sauerkraut I love sauerkraut. Being vegetarian, there weren’t an awful lot of hot dog opportunities to enjoy this condiment in my youth, so I didn’t fully appreciate this delightful way to enjoy cabbage until I learned how to make it myself. One of the best resources out there to help with fermenting foods in […]

CSA on the home stretch

CSA on the home stretch

The second half of our CSA deliveries have brought new challenges into our kitchen as we’ve received squashes, loads of beets and new herbs to try. (And seriously, what do you do with a soccer-ball sized kohlrabi?) There have been many more choices each week and bins of  assorted veggies to drive you crazy deciding […]

community gardens in Calgary: Downtown Calgary

community gardens in Calgary: Downtown Calgary

 Community Gardens Series 4.0:  The Downtown Calgary Urban Garden Our fourth community garden series story is from the Downtown Calgary urban garden project located on 3rd Street on the Barclay Parade (between 5th and 6th avenue SW). This past week, Downtown Calgary celebrated its community garden with their Harvest with Heart event. Reaping the rewards […]

Should We Care About Organic Food?

Originally posted on anna brones:
“I now feel completely vindicated for NOT buying organic foods.” Well, great. The internet was abuzz with the recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine that found little evidence that organic foods are more nutritious than conventional grown food, and I found myself getting severely agitated by comments like the above posted…

community gardens in Calgary: The Mustard Seed Rooftop

community gardens in Calgary: The Mustard Seed Rooftop

 Community Gardens Series 3.0:  The Mustard Seed Rooftop Garden Our third community garden story comes from the from the top of world in downtown Calgary: the Mustard Seed’s Rooftop Garden. The Mustard Seed is an organization that provides basic services, employment assistance and housing to Calgary’s men and women faced with hardship and homelessness. In Calgary, […]

catching up with the CSA

catching up with the CSA

Weeks four, five and six from the CSA have been steadily growing in size.  Eagle Creek farms has been benefiting from the alternating sun and rain and, thankfully, avoided the hail that Calgary has been pelted with. We’re starting to get some exciting veggies in the mix like turnips and kohlrabi.  With beets turning up […]

community gardens in Calgary: Sunnyside Shared

community gardens in Calgary: Sunnyside Shared

 Community Gardens Series 2.0:  Sunnyside Shared Community Garden Our second community garden story comes from the new installment in the greenspace under the LRT bridge on Memorial Drive.  The Sunnyside Shared Community Garden is not your usual neighbourhood garden project — this group truly promotes the idea of “community” in how the gardens have been […]

csa, a-okay

csa, a-okay

We’ve got updates from our second and third deliveries from our Eagle Creek Farms Community Shared Agriculture Share. The second delivery came in with: Bag of mixed greens (enough for 4 salads): $6 Bag of kale (choice between chard and kale): $7 Bunch of garlic scapes (the new “it” food of 2012): $4 Bunch of […]

community gardens in Calgary: Southwood

community gardens in Calgary: Southwood

Community Gardens Series 1.0:  Southwood This is the first installment of a series of blog pots on community gardens around the city of Calgary. We’ll chat with gardeners around the city who are getting involved with their neighbourhoods and growing food within the city. Our first garden story comes from the community of Southwood, where […]