Soup for the Soul: Caramelized Red Onion Soup

This soup comes from the Rebar cookbook (Alsterberg and Urbanowicz 2001, pp. 47, 133). It is in two parts: Slow Roasted Tomatoes (p. 47) and the actual soup recipe (p. 133). The recipe for the slow roasted tomatoes begins with “Patience is the only thing you need to follow this recipe” (Alsterberg and Urbanowicz 2001,Continue reading “Soup for the Soul: Caramelized Red Onion Soup”

Soup for the Soul: Bone Broth #2

Emboldened by the chicken broth, I opened the freezer (on March 11)and took out a gift of beef bones from the family of one of my students. They had been sitting there since mid-January when I first started thinking about this food challenge. I wanted to leave them until last because, as a gift, IContinue reading “Soup for the Soul: Bone Broth #2”

Soup for the Soul: Greek red lentil

For lunch (and dinner, actually) on Sunday (March 7), I made the chicken soup stock into a Greek red lentil soup. This recipe comes from Rebar (Alsterberg & Urbanowicz, 2001, p. 123). It’s a refreshing soup, with hints of lemon and lots of garlic (I used an entire bulb!). It also suggests that you garnishContinue reading “Soup for the Soul: Greek red lentil”

Paddling with Puppets: A conversation with Glen Caradus

One of the first things I noticed about Glen Caradus was that he was always bringing really fabulous teaching materials to the Camp Kawartha Environment Centre. There was the treasure hunt he had made, with reference to stands of birch and cedar in Anishinaabemowin. There was the terrain map of Peterborough where you could placeContinue reading “Paddling with Puppets: A conversation with Glen Caradus”

Food for Thought: The adventure begins

This blog started out as a place to express the thoughts, experiences and teachings from the courses I am enrolled in through the Masters of Education in Sustainability, Creativity and Innovation from the University of Cape Breton. One of the key works of my course in Sustainability was a sustainability journal (see previous posts inContinue reading “Food for Thought: The adventure begins”

Reflections on Consumption: Final thoughts

November 7 Today, I review what I’ve written, add to some posts, and reflect on what I haven’t included. Two things stand out, both related to bills I paid earlier in the week. Firstly, I think my husband is less inclined to buy extra stuff in the grocery store (though he has his own weaknesses).Continue reading “Reflections on Consumption: Final thoughts”

Reflections on Consumption: Seeds for Tomorrow

November 6th Today, we gave back! We planted more spruce trees along the northern edge of the Environment Centre’s property. We carved sticks to mark them. We transplanted kale we had sprouted into larger pots to grown indoors. We plan to donate it to the Turtle Trauma Centre when it is grown. And we plantedContinue reading “Reflections on Consumption: Seeds for Tomorrow”

Reflections on Consumption: Digging Potatoes

November 5 I did turn my phone to DND and put it aside at dinner. This was essential! The incoming election results were captivating. I was conscious about how much my attention was drawn to it. Again, hyperconsumerism, this time of information rather than time or products. It is interesting to note how the AssociatedContinue reading “Reflections on Consumption: Digging Potatoes”

Reflections on Consumption: The Gift Is In the Giving

November 3 Today, I took my son for a COVID test and bought him a small box of Minecraft Lego for being brave (he’d had the nostril swab in the summer and REALLY didn’t like it!). We didn’t technically ‘need’ to go. He just had some sniffles that were getting better. But, as I saidContinue reading “Reflections on Consumption: The Gift Is In the Giving”

Reflections on Consumption: The Lure of the Election

November 4th So, I got sucked into the U.S. election! I did very well leading up to it, but today, the phone was out at dinner and we were checking stats and looking up numbers and all the rest of it. It brings into sharp relief the importance of turning it off and how addictiveContinue reading “Reflections on Consumption: The Lure of the Election”