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End of the Heat Wave

I had mentioned that we were about to have a heat wave here in MontrĂ©al, and would be trying to avoid cooking, or any heat-generating activity, in the house. The heat wave came, and it was hot, but now we’re back to weather that includes low enough nighttime temperatures to cool off the house and […]

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Starting the Harvest

When I planted my garden at the beginning of April I wasn’t completely sure that there wouldn’t be some winter weather that would kill it off. There have been a couple of small snowfalls but nothing with the kind of cold that kills off cold weather vegetables, and this week we ate our first salad, […]

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Roast Garlic & Fresh Herb Vinaigrette

I put together a vinaigrette the other day and thought I would share an approximation of the recipe. Roast Garlic & Fresh Herb Vinaigrette (All quantities are approximate) 1/3 cupWhite wine vinegar 1/6 cupCanola Oil 1/2 teaspoon Normal mustard that you would put on a hot dog 2 tablespoons Chopped fresh chives 3 sprigs Thyme […]

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The Most Amazing Quinoa Salad

Yesterday Joanie made the most amazing quinoa salad ever. I’m not talking about a green salad with lots of leaves and stuff. This salad was a lot more like a bean salad, but instead of using beans as its main ingredient it used quinoa. We don’t have an exact recipe for the salad, it was […]

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Lunch Time!

Joanie made lunch today. We don’t have a lot of food ready to eat right now except for the purple soup that I mentioned yesterday, so she chopped up a bunch of vegetables and mixed them with some leftover chick peas from making hummus. I added some leftover vinaigrette, (based on the Thai Beef Salad […]

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    I'm a guy named John, and I do most of the writing around here. I went from a really active lifestyle to a really inactive lifestyle very quickly and my body is noticing. On top of that I'm worried about what's happening to our planet, so, I'm trying to do something about it.

    For Christmas I received the book Food Matters, which I found very interesting and inspired me to start changing. Check out my first post for the beginning of the story.