Calling All Manitoba SCOBY Lovers!

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

SCOBY hotel

Current SCOBY Hotel

Hey friends, I need your help. I’ve committed to teaching a SCOBY class on November 7th, and I need babies. (more…)

The First Rhubarb of the Year

Sunday, June 9th, 2013

Rhubarb Bush

One of the joys of the temperate climate is that mysterious plant called rhubarb. Its origins go back almost five millennia – the Chinese used it for its medicinal properties, but it also grows thickly on the banks of the Volga. (more…)

Eating Weeds

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
Dandelion Greens

Dandelion Greens From My Garden!

It rained, and it rained, and it rained. These days, Winnipeg is starting to remind me of Piglet’s tree. There’s only one good thing about it – everything is turning a brilliant, startling, emerald green. (more…)

A Paleo Passover – and I’m on a Jimmy Moore podcast!!

Sunday, March 24th, 2013
365/88: Pesach

Pesach by riekhavoc, on Flickr

OK, so Pesach didn’t exist in Paleolithic times. Our ancestors were shepherds, with agriculture thrown in once they settled down. But the fact remains, they didn’t eat processed food. They baked their own matzah and they didn’t attempt to game the system by making fake substitutes for their everyday food. (more…)

The Booch is Back!

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013
The Booch is Back

Ginger, cherry and strawberry!

I’m so excited. After weeks and weeks of brooding on my kitchen floor, my kombucha is finally ready for second bottling.

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Why Purim Will Kill Me

Friday, March 1st, 2013
Strawberry Hamentasch

Strawberry Hamentasch by psgreen01, on Flickr

I love Purim. I really do. I love the costumes, the celebrations, the insanely bloodthirsty story. I love making Mishloach Manot for our friends. I love coming home from shul, arms full of the Mishloach Manot our friends give us. But that’s where my problem begins. (more…)

Fermentation Fun with Friends

Friday, October 19th, 2012

A Portrait of the Author as a Lacto-Fermentation InstructorOn Thursday, October 18th, I had the privilege of teaching a lovely group of people about lacto-fermentation. The space we used was The Red River General Store at 5700 Henderson Highway – for my friends in the local Jewish community, that’s the old Stern store. I was stunned to discover how many people were sentimentally attached to that place! (more…)

Kombucha Love

Sunday, August 19th, 2012

So I’ve developed this thing for fermented foods and drinks. They are supposed to be really good for a damaged gut, and G-d knows I’ve got one of those. So I started buying kombucha at the store. Tastes good, maybe half a glass every morning followed by a glass of water really makes me feel better. It’s just freaking EXPENSIVE, and since I’ve been following all these fermentation groups on FB, it was obviously time to try doing it myself. (more…)

Fermented Kale – Cinderella on my counter

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
Fermented kale

Doesn’t look very appetising, does it? I should have photographed it in its original mason jar, it looked prettier there. Regardless, let me introduce you to a batch of lacto-fermented kale. (more…)

Paleo

Sunday, January 8th, 2012
Paleo lunch

Photo by Jason Prini

Time to come out of the closet – I’m a great admirer of the Paleo way of life. I think I adhere to it reasonably well, except for the small detail that I don’t eat meat. (more…)