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Guest Post #13: Lessons from Zambia

Elizabeth’s Note: After a brief pause, we’ve got a new guest post to share, this time from one of my close friends, Maxime Billick, a native of Montreal. I first met Maxime many years ago on a volunteer trip to Dominica (pronounced Domih-NEEKah and not to be confused with the Dominican Republic) in the Caribbean. I’ve […]

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Vegetables and Fruit Everywhere But Not a One to Eat

When I travel, I seek out farmers’ markets and food shops as much as museums and historic sites, hoping for the unique and telling glimpses into a culture offered by hanging about where people buy their food. And so in Montreal this past weekend, yes, the unforgettable Jean-Paul Gauthier show at the Museum of Fine […]

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A Dimension of Eating We Don’t Often Consider

The bluebird boxes go up today (even if it is snowing); in a few days I’ll set up the Mason bee house.  Audubon called this morning with the news that their report on our bird habitat is complete and we’ll soon receive it in the mail.  I’m interested to see if any of their recommendations […]

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2011 Open View Gardens Subscription Series is Ready!

At last! After months of  harvesting, drying & preserving the garden output; planning, tasting & developing recipes; dreaming up  & revising menus, I’m ready on this last day of 2010 to roll out my limited subscription series of menus, recipes & Open View concoctions!  I’m excited to offer our jellies & elixirs, dried herbs & […]

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Early Season Abundance, Part One

For my next newspaper column (in a couple of weeks), I plan on writing about abundance–even in an early season northern garden–about how so much is ready for harvest, almost too much: plants bolting, plants trying to bolt, plants ready overnight, and how working within that abundance hour by hour opens up perspectives beyond mine […]

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