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Plant-Based Chevre Cheese Recipe

by: EJ on 12/08/2017

Breaking News!  Karen McAthy's book, The Art of Plant-based Cheesemaking: How to Craft Real, Cultured, Non-dairy Cheese,  has won the selection to represent Canada in the Vegan book category  in the Gourmand World Cookbook Award.  Congratulations Karen.

Chevre, a style of cheese made traditionally with goat’s milk, is noted for its particular …

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Silent Night

by: EJ on 12/07/2017

How many of you long for peacefulness this holiday?  Can you see yourself quietly relaxing amid candles with music softly playing in background - feeling at peace with the world and a sense of oneness?  Or walking under starlight skies while frost crackles in the tree branches?

For many, this holiday vision is constantly elusive - replaced instead …

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How to Make Felted Soap

by: EJ on 12/05/2017

Today's excerpt comes from Deborah Niemann's second edition of Homegrown and Handmade: A Practical Guide to More Self-reliant Living.

Felt is the oldest known fabric made by humans, and there is evidence that it has existed for thousands of years. St. Clement is given credit for accidentally discovering felt when he wrapped wool around his feet …

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Align your Giving with Your Values with the Help of The Better World Shopping Guide

by: Sara on 11/30/2017

 

In yesterday’s blog I shared my goal to try to stop my obsessive holiday shopping ways and to align my gift giving with my values. So, the first on my list of gifts that make a difference has to be The Better World Shopping Guide: Every Dollar Makes a Difference by Ellis Jones.

This pocket guide not only makes a good gift for the socially minded …

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Gazpacho Soup - Summer's Finest

by: EJ on 09/25/2017
Posted in: Events , Food , Gardening

There is still time to buy New Society Books at 35% off.  Sale ends today.

And there' still time to have at least one more feast of gazpacho soup before the weather gets too cool for a cold soup to be appealing.  I first tried gazpacho soup while volunteering at an organic food stall at a music festival in Maine over 30 years ago. I could never …

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