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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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Packaging Gaolore

I had to take out the recycling this morning, which reminded me that I wanted to write about packaging. We had forgotten to take out the recycling for a two weeks, so this photo is everything that we recycle in two weeks. One of the thinks that Colin wrote about in his book No Impact […]

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Ate an Artichoke

We had never tried artichoke before, so Joanie bought a couple the other day, (at the same time we bought the chayote, actually), and we finally got around to eating them just now. It’s kind of fun, but a lot of work for not very much food, (that can be a good thing or bad […]

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Thai Beef Salad

After a day of leftovers yesterday, (I had chili for dinner), we were back trying one of Mark’s recipes today: Thai Beef Salad, (page 188), and wow, it’s good. The salad dressing is amazing. We didn’t have any red onion, like we’re supposed to put in the salad, so we minced just a bit of […]

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Our First Dinner

I haven’t started reading the book yet, but we’re already trying to eat less meat and more veggies. Tonight, Joanie cooked the Chicken Not Pie recipe from the book, (page 266 if you want to see the recipe super-fast). As you can imagine, it’s kind of like Chicken Pot Pie, which I love, but not. […]

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  • What is Choices That Matter?

    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.