A celebration of Earth-friendly foods and community living.
Our everyday food choices can have a huge impact on the environment. Wilderness destruction, the damning of rivers, soil erosion, energy waste, and pollution is part of the legacy of modern agriculture. Personal dietary change can be a powerful way to reverse environmental destruction. On this blog we will explore the benefits of eating foods that are low on the food chain, locally grown, organic, and minimally packaged.
We plan to take a slightly different approach than Ethicurean and Culinate, two blogs that do a very good job of covering most of these issues. We will be focusing more on eating low on the food chain, and providing tips and ideas on how to prepare delicious, satisfying and sustainable meals.
We live at a community house located within walking distance of the Dufferin Grove Organic Farmers Market in Toronto. Our house has many environmental features. We have a vegetarian kitchen and a backyard garden. Seven people call this home. Most of us are avid cyclists. See The House for more information.
This blog will also track our experiences living in an earth-friendly shared house.
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Enjoy this video for a brief and warm introduction to the community
About the banner
The banner was updated Dec. 17, 2007 with a picture of some the food in the kitchen of our co-op house. From left to right: fresh soymilk from our automatic soymilk maker, red onion, apple and beet, ginger, hot pepper seeds, giant while corn (also known as maiz mote pelado or hominy) that Natalie uses to make a delicious vegan version of Mexican Posole (thick soup), black beans, local baby bok choy, buttercup squash and a potato. All the veggies came from our farmers market.
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My friend Clélia and I have stayed in this House for a few moment. Clélia even had the chance to come back here for a longer period of time !
This house, the people, the philosophy… Everything here is special and rewarding and help you becoming a better yourself. Thank you Steve for the opportunity you gave us !
All the best,