What started in 2013 as a challenge to myself to source my food from within a 200 km radius of my Sandy Hill apartment for one year has become a lifestyle.

In that first year I involved myself first hand in the growing process as much as possible. This was a way to spend time in nature, connect myself to the growers, and to discover the work that’s involved to get our food from farm to our table.

Now while the topics may vary from recipes to more philisophical ponderings I invite you to join me on my journey connecting with food, nature and my community.  This blog is my space to share with you the web of connection created through food.


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  1. One of the best new eatery’s in town serving a menu made from local made produce and locally made wine, whaaat! Yes you read correctly, and from locally grown grapes is Brassarie D’Orléans St. Marthe http://stmarthasbrasserie.com/e/.

    You gotta eat there!

  2. Good luck to you on your year of eating local, what an amazing and exciting challenge! I have wanted to try this ever since I read Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver (Have you read it? It’s fabulous.) But for now, I just eat local as much as I can, as I slowly source more and more of my food purchases locally. I look forward to following your adventures over the coming year!

    P.S. Your posts mention you have local vodka. Where do you buy it? This is something I need to check out! :)

    • Thanks! I’m excited to see how much I have yet to discover in the 200 km backyard I’ve set up for myself! I love hearing from people that try to choose local as often as they can. It can be a bit of a challenge sometimes but every little bit counts! I have not read “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle” but you’ve sparked my interest so I will have to check it out. As for the vodka, it’s from Gillead 66, a distillery in the small town of Bloomfield, ON. If you have any suggestions for drinks or cooking with vodka I would love to hear them. I’m more of a wine drinker so vodka is foreign territory for me!

      • Is the vodka at the LCBO, or do you have to buy it from the distillery? I’m also more of a wine drinker, but I like to keep vodka on hand. I have made some delicious mojito-type cocktails with vodka, 7-up, seasonal summer berries and fresh herbs (raspberry, mint and basil is my fave!) Although you might have difficulty finding a 7-up substitute that is local… maybe just water and some honey maple syrup would work?

      • You have to buy it from the distillery unfortunately, their production scale is too small to supply the LCBO.
        That sounds like a delicious drink idea! I think that’s inspiration enough for me to come up with something!

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