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Cape Brerton & Ontario Paella

June 29, 2012
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Cape Brerton & Ontario Paella

Paella is one of those dishes that people debate what is real or authentic, like ramen and pizza (probably why it finds itself here, on somewhat sketchy in their company); it polarizes and often disappoints in tourist traps, as it truly takes the time to make it takes- no shortcuts.  But when it’s good,...
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Rocket stove Ice Fish and Chips

October 29, 2011
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Rocket stove Ice Fish and Chips

Nothing beats catching your food and cooking it up right then and there but this recipe will work as well in the backyard as the backwoods.  Excellent crunchy golden batter, crispy two-stage french fries, and a very effective homemade rocket-stove makes it all portable.  The taste is well worth the effort.   Plan your...
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Portable Candelabra

October 6, 2011
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Portable Candelabra

Parisians now only take 22 minutes for lunch compared to an hour and a half 20 years ago according to a recent Daily Telegraph article.  Lunch, and sometimes dinner, have become sustenance-only necessities interrupting an otherwise steady day of work.  Priorities are changing quickly; banking hours on Wall Street are dictating how people socialize in...
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Catsup Ketchup and Fire Roasted Salsa

September 18, 2011
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Catsup Ketchup and Fire Roasted Salsa

Getting ready for winter means stock-piling summer tomatoes in various forms.  Three essential condiments that are closely related: Home Made Catsup Makes about 4 or 5 litres, or 1 gallon of catsup. 1/3 bushel (11 liters) tomatoes 500 ml organic raw cidre vinegar 400g organic sugar 50 g sea salt 1 tbsp molasses 1...
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How to start an indoor farm for 25 bucks

January 31, 2011
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How to start an indoor farm for 25 bucks

You can grow food indoors, anytime of year. It doesn’t matter if you’re in an apartment, office, or house, or even have windows; it’s possible. The trick is to pick the right vegetables you can grow indoors. Unless you want to spend a lot of electricity you wont be growing tomatoes in your basement....
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Rocket Stove Pizza Oven

January 31, 2011
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The rocket stove proves to be a wood fired pizza oven engine of choice.
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Indoor Farm at Evergreen, second grow tubes installation in Toronto

January 15, 2011
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Indoor Farm at Evergreen, second grow tubes installation in Toronto

Grow tubes are an indoor vertical farming system that can produce several pounds of nutrient rich food every week with very little input.  Designed for a cold climate, these systems support the quick growth of sprouts and micro-greens in dark spaces using energy efficient LEDs.  The entire food production system consumes less than 70...
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