Archive for the 'Food' Category


Yazan: Candace | 21 July 2009 | No Comments
Categories: Food

The family was recently gifted a barbecue when dear friends moved to British Columbia. Best thing about this bbq is that it has always been veg-only. I’m already hooked – I especially love not heating up the west-facing kitchen (someone’s bad idea or terrible joke). Tonight we’ll be having asparagus, zucchini, tofu, and baby potatoes, […]

Local strawberries

Yazan: Candace | 14 June 2009 | No Comments
Categories: Food

I’ve been filling up on beautiful, juicy, bright red strawberries. Local even. This is a great time of year in this part of the country.

Grilled Tofu

Yazan: Candace | 02 June 2009 | No Comments
Categories: Food

On nights when it’s too hot to light the oven a great favourite here is grilled tofu. I have a small countertop grill that’s just right for a single brick, marinated in tamari, hot sauce, garlic powder, and water. Grill each side for 10 minutes, basting every few minutes with more of the marinade — […]

Local asparagus

Yazan: Candace | 15 May 2009 | No Comments
Categories: Food, Pelee Island

Last weekend I was out in Harrow (coming back from not catching the boat to Pelee Spring Song). After a morning playing with my nieces I picked up some “thin” asparagus – the barn had a small assembly line with workers grading and separating the freshly picked stalks.  Today I’m marinating it in oil, balsamic […]

Locavore Me

Yazan: Candace | 07 July 2008 | 4 Comments
Categories: Activism, Bodies, Canadiana, Culture, Ecofeminism, Environment, Food, Gardening, Happy, Third Wave, Women's Studies

Coming up on Sunday July 27, 2008 at John R. Park Homestead is a new (hopefully annual) event called the Lakeside Locavore Lunch. From the Essex Region Conservation Authority calendar: The Lakeside Locavore Lunch is a new special event taking place at the John R. Park Homestead Conservation Area on Sunday, July 27th from noon […]

How to Procrastinate

Yazan: Candace | 21 April 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Canadiana, Food, Happy, Life, Relationships, School, Technology

When did a B become a bad mark? (omg I hope I don’t get a B on my assignment.) It seems this is what happens moving up into graduate studies. Everyone is stressing over grades. Nothing below an A is good enough and a B is required to pass a course. I hate having that […]

Taloola Cafe: Best Coffeehouse in Windsor

Yazan: Candace | 08 June 2007 | No Comments
Categories: Canadiana, Culture, Food, Happy, Life

I’ve been meaning to go for months but it never worked out until today. This morning I went there for tea with my friend Lisa. I also had a “texture” cookie, all full of raisins, seeds, apple and yummy goodness and the desserts are vegan (even the choco-chip cookies — only place in Windsor with […]

Why I Drink Ontario Wine

Yazan: Candace | 31 May 2007 | No Comments
Categories: Activism, Canadiana, Culture, Environment, Food, Life, northernvoice

I live in Ontario. As much as I am able to choose, I drink Ontario wine, made from grapes grown in Ontario. I live about an hour north of Pelee Island. I live about three hours south-west of the Niagara Escarpment. Between these two regions there are many wines to choose from. I’m lucky about […]

Grocery Musings

Yazan: Candace | 02 March 2007 | 8 Comments
Categories: Canadiana, Culture, Ecofeminism, Environment, Family, Food, Life

A few things I’ve noticed about grocery stores, groceries, and grocery shopping: During the day on a weekday, the grocery store is filled with women with babies and old people. Even in this factory town where a large number of people are shiftworkers there are few men, fewer men with children, and very very few […]

Poverty Diet

Yazan: Candace | 27 December 2006 | No Comments
Categories: Bodies, Culture, Food, Life, Sexism

Best diet I’ve ever heard of. It worked well, steady weight loss over time, kept it off well too. The secret? Not having enough money to buy food. Pay the shelter bills first – hopefully you’ve enough for those. Next: feed the kids – peanut butter, pasta, tomato sauce, and dried beans from the food […]

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