Tuesday, 25 November 2008

You Are What You Eat

It really is time to stop eating the crap we put into our bodies and demanding better food. We live in North America, and we have the opportunity to have the best food possible...so why don't we?? Why do we have so many health problems?

You are what you eat...food matters...you don't have to be sick..

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Blog of Blogs

CBC hosts blogs from five of their employees about (mostly) food. You can find it/them here.

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Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Learn Something New Today

The Guardian UK is offering the chance to learn how to butcher a lamb. Once the head, feet, skin and viscera removed, what do you do next? 44 photos and a dedicated amateur lead you through the process. I wish I'd had this guide back a couple of years ago when I was raising lambs. As it was, I kept having to take them in to the abattoir. Not because I couldn't do the slaughtering--I did the last half dozen after all, but because I had no clue how to properly carve up the carcase.

Tim Hayward, the dedicated amateur in the photos, got a bunch of friends together and formed lamb club (unlike fight club, there's not a lot to not talk about--see Tim's discussion of butchery here. The food blog is here.). Lamb, especially the stuff we find here from New Zealand, is fairly pricey stuff, so any opportunity to get this glorious meat should be snatched at.
Tim mentions how supportive his local butcher has been, suggesting that now, after a couple of lambs, the group is ready to take on venison or even a half-hog.

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Sunday, 16 November 2008

new website for sustainable food

Eat Well is  a new and quite well made website for those of us paying attention to food issues. It is based in the US, but has a strong Canadian (and BC) component. The BC "local guide" has turned me on to a couple of new farm sources for pasture-raised lamb (something I dearly miss!). Check it out.

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Thursday, 13 November 2008

100 Mile Diet's Got Legs

Now it's translated into the Fife diet (Fife's a bit south of Blairgowrie and somewhat north of Kirkcaldy). The BBC has mentioned the 100 Mile Diet (first, BTW, blogged about over at the Tyee), and now some Fifeians (?) have taken up the challenge. The article in the Beeb magazine even offers a taste of the menu these folks are eating.

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