Local Food Bites (Nov 12-18, 2012)

Welcome to the second edition of Local Food Bites, a weekly listing of food-related events in and around Regina! If you’d like to have an event added to Local Food Bites, please get in touch! A Taste for Inclusion Potluck (RDLC) Wednesday, November 14, 6:00 pm Regina Union Centre, 2709 12th Ave Regina’s cultural diversityContinue reading “Local Food Bites (Nov 12-18, 2012)”

Local Food Bites (Nov 6-11, 2012)

This is the first in a weekly series, listing food-related events in and around Regina. The goal of Local Food Bites is to help build a strong, cohesive food movement in Regina! If you’re organizing a local event related to our shared food system, contact us and we’ll be happy to add it to theContinue reading “Local Food Bites (Nov 6-11, 2012)”

Celebrating World Food Day!

I’m heading up to Saskatoon this Sunday (October 14) to celebrate World Food Day (officially not until October 16) at a Saskatchewan Female Food Hero event organized by Oxfam Canada. The event will involve storytelling sessions by several of Saskatchewan’s Female Food Heroes (including me!). This is going to be a wonderful way to CelebrateContinue reading “Celebrating World Food Day!”

Ramping up local eating by preserving the harvest

On September 8, 2012, Root & Branch will be offering Preserving the Harvest: Taking local eating to the next level. At this workshop we’ll be exploring ways to make the most of the growing season and eat locally year round. Building the skills to preserve and store local foods through the winter is key toContinue reading “Ramping up local eating by preserving the harvest”

Root & Branch at Secret Gardens Tour (July 14)

New Dance Horizons’ Secret Gardens Tour is a self-directed pilgrimage through several privately-owned Regina gardens, showcasing unique approaches to yard design and landscape architecture. Running July 13-15, 2012, participants are invited to explore the exquisite day gardens on July 14 & 15 and enjoy the dazzling spectacle of noctural gardens July 13 & 14. AsContinue reading “Root & Branch at Secret Gardens Tour (July 14)”

Prairie kimchi adventures

At last week’s Food Preservation Drop In, we started a batch of prairie kimchi. What on earth is such a thing, you may be asking? Well, if you’ve ever eaten Korean food, you’ve probably tried kimchi. Traditionally, it’s Chinese cabbage, radishes, scallions and other vegetables seasoned with garlic, hot peppers and ginger fermented until itContinue reading “Prairie kimchi adventures”

Letter in support of cosmetic pesticide ban

Below is the letter I sent today to our municipal administration, letting them know that I support a citywide ban on cosmetic pesticides in Regina. Please feel free to use this text as the basis for your own letter, and send it to the Mayor (PFiacco@regina.ca), the Environmental Advisory Committee (EGOHLKE@regina.ca) and your City Councilor.Continue reading “Letter in support of cosmetic pesticide ban”

Don’t abandon Regina’s proposed cosmetic pesticide ban!

After its April 2012 recommendation to ban the use of cosmetic pesticides in the city of Regina, the city’s Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) is now considering abandoning its original recommendation after pressure from business and stakeholders. Pesticides have been linked to acute and chronic health problems in children and adults, including cancer, reproductive and neurologicalContinue reading “Don’t abandon Regina’s proposed cosmetic pesticide ban!”

Rhubarb Three Ways (Part 4: Drying)

The third and final way we preserved rhubarb at Food Preservation Drop In (Week #1) was to make it into fruit leather! Dehydration is less energy intensive that freezing or canning, and properly dried foods can store for a year or more (depending on the food). There are many ways to dry foods, including usingContinue reading “Rhubarb Three Ways (Part 4: Drying)”