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Villains In The Root Cellar

The history of agriculture has its deepest roots in roots. You could say the very first agricultural tool was a digging stick used to unearth roots.  This later evolved into the hoe and plough. Root vegetables have been part of our diet throughout human history.  If early humans were anything they were hungry. Getting to […]

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The Magic of Denman’s Literary Festival

The Magic of Denman’s Literary Festival By Stewart Goodings I’ve been attending Denman Island’s Readers and Writers Festival for several years, and I’d like to share some of the reasons it is a “must-attend” event not only in my calendar but also in the agendas of many Comox Valley residents. First of all, it attracts […]

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Can’t make it to the Saturday Farmers’ Market?

Local food you love is coming downtown to you for Third Thursdays, this summer. The Comox Valley Farmers’ Market is partnering with the Downtown Courtenay Business Improvement Association (DCBIA) and the Elevate the Arts Festival to bring fabulous Farmers’ Market vendors together with Elevate vendors. Come on out to Farmers, Food & Art – Every […]

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Hedgerows and Fairy Tales by Barbara Odegard

Hedgerows and Fairy Tales

Hedgerows and Fairy Tales By: Barbara Odegard As humans transitioned from primordial forest life to one of agriculture and edge-biotrope developed dividing the two. This evolved into the hedgerow. Hedgerows marked boundaries to declare ownership and kept livestock in and out of fields. These natural hedges acquired a practical purpose with a multitude of uses. […]

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Filo Pastry Pizza Recipe

Filo Pastry Pizza Recipe

Filo Pastry Pizza Recipe Ingredients: Pizza Crust: Box of filo pastry (thaw first) Olive oil (as needed) Tomato Sauce: 1 small can tomato paste Olive oil (equal amount to tomato paste) Garlic (to taste, I use 3-4 medium cloves for a garlic supreme sauce) Oregano or generic “Italian seasoning” Salt and pepper to taste Toppings: […]

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Live small, feel big.

Live small, feel big. As a design student, one of the biggest challenges I face everyday is finding white space ­– a clean area within my pieces for the eye to rest on. I personally am not an adherently simplistic person – I love colour, decoration, variety, and a touch of chaos. I pack my […]

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