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Regeneration In The Growing Darkness

November 30th, 2010 · No Comments · energy, food & drink, sustainability

Winter has really set in here in Portland — coldness, darkness, incessant rain -  so much so that it’s hard to believe we’re still three weeks away from the shortest day of the year (the winter solstice). I’m looking forward to my brother Mick visiting for Christmas. He’s a laughter-inducing

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Cooking For Climate Change, Part 2

January 24th, 2008 · 1 Comment · community, food & drink, health & well being, sustainability

My husband Thor and I love to have people over for dinner. At the same time I’m addicted to sociability, I ‘m also passionate about choosing food with the smallest possible carbon footprint (similar to ‘embodied energy’). Our guests keep coming back, so I gather our cooking tastes pretty good.

Here are the major guidelines we use:

  • Buying local food lowers carbon footprint more than the ‘organic’ label
    Example: Australian wine doesn’t make

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