Purposeful Acts



Chicken Stock

I like to buy local organic chicken from the Farmer's Market.  It is free range, certified humane and low on food miles.  However, since you get what you pay for, it is more expensive.  I compensate by stretching one bird... Continue Reading →


Garden Potatoes

Potatoes are a great investment in garden square footage.  Pound for pound, you get a lot of food for the space planted.  Plus they are so easy to grow.   It is January, and I still have stores of potatoes... Continue Reading →

Strathcona Farmer’s Market

This is my favourite market.  So many vendors, such variety, open year round...  I love a market that can offer most foods - meat, eggs, vegetables, fruit, bread and other baked goods.  There are also some amazing treats that you can't... Continue Reading →

Backyard Herbs

One garden box in my yard is dedicated herbs.  I grow parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, basil, oregano there, and also grow dill and mint (contained).  Cooking dinner in the summer involves dashing outside for a bunch of basil or a... Continue Reading →

Bowl of Cherries

Three years ago I bought a cherry tree.  I had no idea how I could cram it into my already crowded yard, but I bought it anyway.  I had picked cherries the year before, and loved them, and knew I... Continue Reading →

Happy New Year

With the new year, comes new year resolutions.  One of mine was to start a micro blog of purposeful actions we can take to enrich our lives and make our world a better place.  Today I baked homemade buns to... Continue Reading →

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