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Montreal Community Gardens Contaminated

By this time last year, I had already cleaned up my community garden plot and sowed my seeds, after laying down a few bags of organic manure bought from a farmer in the Eastern Townships. Here is what my plot looked like the first week of May, 2006. You can see Noshette and my garden partner Marc hard at...

‘Bacon, the film” ~ this Sunday in Montreal

  Montrealers should be aware that a documentary about large-scale hog producers that was produced in 2002 will be screened this coming Sunday afternoon: Bacon, the film Sunday, April 22, 2007 at 4pm Redpath Museum Auditorium 859 Sherbrooke West Montreal, Quebec, Canada French with English subtitles...

Digest: Iowa’s gamble, Quebec ponders GM labeling, animal IDs are COOL

"Fueling Iowa's Future": An informative new series launched today in preparation of the 2008 Iowa caucuses. A number of articles and graphics highlight the state's opportunities — and the serious challenges — as Iowa attempts to become an alternative energy leader for the nation. Des Moines Register Quebec...

Montreal profile: A tale of tofu

Eating ethically isn't especially easy. For one thing, it means cutting down on my meat consumption, at least until I find more sources of meat that my stomach can stomach, now that it is actually attached to my brain. Also, Noshette is a born-again omnivore and it still getting her meat-feet wet, so we are...

Quebec election 2007: Time to vote with your vote.

Residents of the United States (and many politically ignorant Canadians) may not know about the upcoming Quebec provincial election, but on March 26 over 7.5 million Quebecers will decide which group of politicians will be making the rules for the next little while. I commented last week on some campaign...

Quebec Election strives for a “plus vert” Quebec (official English translation not available at this time)

A provincial election was called here last week, which would be the equivalent of state elections in the USA. It will be held on March 26, 2007, and the campaigns have obviously begun. There are 3 major political parties in Quebec: The Liberals, the "Parti Quebecois", and the ADQ, which is an acronym for...

Survey: What do you get in your CSA basket?

I am very happy to be eating again. I am also pretty thankful that my CSA has taken me back. During the summer months, I looked forward to each and every Thursday, which was the day when I could pick up my box of local organic vegetables. I never knew what I would be eating over the coming 7 days and I...

Spreading the seed & detox summary

This past Sunday was the 7th Annual Seed Fair at the Montreal Botanical Gardens. I guess I missed the first six editions so I was happy when my friend Marc asked me to join him for this one. I always save some seeds each year so I was glad to have the opportunity not only to share my seeds with other eager...

Detox

I am about to turn a corner in my life. A sharp corner. This isn't a story about eating organic food, or even local food. This is a story about not eating any food at all. Besides eating to survive, I have been getting more deeply involved in food and eating for about 20 years. It all began when I was 16...

I have worms in my apartment!!

My friend Kate gets the willies from creepy-crawly things. Of course, my friend Kate is also a landscape architect. I suppose there is a possibility that she became a landscape architect specifically to battle her demons, but in the end, they still give her the heebie-jeebies. When Kate heard that I was...

Winter realities in Montreal, Canada

This has been a pretty hard week for me. You see, I’ve spent the last two or three years getting more acquainted with the environment and sustainable food sources, but I never really felt accountable to anyone but myself — and I was a pretty forgiving person, to myself at least. I tried to do the right...

Letter from Montreal: A visit to Jean-Talon Market

Dairy Queen here: To me, one of the best parts of being involved in this blog is getting to read my five fellow Ethicureans' points of view, hailing from different parts of the country and with varying preoccupations. In this case, I think, many cooks just makes for more interesting soup. We would love to...

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