October: Pulses

You can sprout your pulses!
You can sprout your pulses!
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Spices for lentil curry
Spices for lentil curry
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Spice mix
Spice mix
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Fragrant curry
Fragrant curry
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Go backcountry hiking with this meal
Go backcountry hiking with this meal
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Recipe & chopping fun
Recipe & chopping fun
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How do you deseed a pomegranate?
How do you deseed a pomegranate?
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Cut in half, give a good many whacks
Cut in half, give a good many whacks
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September: Coffee

A delicious September potluck
A delicious September potluck
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Coffee Talk with Vania
Coffee Talk with Vania
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Vania shares what coffee is
Vania shares what coffee is
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First you measure out your beans
First you measure out your beans
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Beans are measured!
Beans are measured!
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This batch was too coarse
This batch was too coarse
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Then you grind the beans
Then you grind the beans
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Then it's time to brew!
Then it's time to brew!
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July: Zero Waste

Lots to learn!
Lots to learn!
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Beyond cloth bags...
Beyond cloth bags...
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Rethink!
Rethink!
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Kale & black bean salad
Kale & black bean salad
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Black fungus & zucchini
Black fungus & zucchini
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Deluxe coleslaw
Deluxe coleslaw
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Corn & beets, topped with nasturtium
Corn & beets, topped with nasturtium
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A few zero-waste benefits
A few zero-waste benefits
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June: Herbal Vinegar + Oil

New & old friends mingle
New & old friends mingle
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Amelie's strawberry/basil lemonade!
Amelie's strawberry/basil lemonade!
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Cherries in the salad
Cherries in the salad
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Zucchini noodle salad
Zucchini noodle salad
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Welcome to The Food Connection
Welcome to The Food Connection
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Smiley introductions
Smiley introductions
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Let's get some food
Let's get some food
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Another beautiful potluck
Another beautiful potluck
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May: Lebanese Cooking

30 old and new friends gathering
30 old and new friends gathering
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Baba Ganouj
Baba Ganouj
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Pork, squash and Asian greens
Pork, squash and Asian greens
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Lebanese cookbooks and flag
Lebanese cookbooks and flag
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Majid our great workshop leader
Majid our great workshop leader
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Having fun with folks of all ages
Having fun with folks of all ages
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Collaboration = community!
Collaboration = community!
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Authentic humus: more tahini!
Authentic humus: more tahini!
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April: Wildcrafting

Wildcrafting aids
Wildcrafting aids
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Wildcrafter's library
Wildcrafter's library
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Turkey tails and other treasures
Turkey tails and other treasures
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Dried mushrooms, nettles
Dried mushrooms, nettles
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Yay The Food Connection!!
Yay The Food Connection!!
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Ayira's Fatoush dish
Ayira's Fatoush dish
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Another great spread
Another great spread
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Yummy corn bread
Yummy corn bread
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March: Community Growing Social

DIY Buddha Bowls!
DIY Buddha Bowls!
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Wheat berries
Wheat berries
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Sprouts
Sprouts
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Fermented chickpeas
Fermented chickpeas
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Glory Bowl Dressing
Glory Bowl Dressing
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Muhammara Dip
Muhammara Dip
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Raspberry brownies!
Raspberry brownies!
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Full house and table
Full house and table
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February: Indonesian Cooking

Great spread of food and friends!
Great spread of food and friends!
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As usual people outdo themselves
As usual people outdo themselves
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Friendly introductions
Friendly introductions
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Indonesian lontong (rice cake snack)
Indonesian lontong (rice cake snack)
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Emil & Idris share cooking tips
Emil & Idris share cooking tips
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Idris warns the sambal is HOT!
Idris warns the sambal is HOT!
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Time to put the teens to work!
Time to put the teens to work!
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Everyone helps out, of course
Everyone helps out, of course
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January: Emergency Preparedness

Disaster simulation: no lights!
Disaster simulation: no lights!
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Almost a romantic yoga studio vibe
Almost a romantic yoga studio vibe
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We kept the potluck healthy at least
We kept the potluck healthy at least
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Don't expect this in a real disaster
Don't expect this in a real disaster
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Serving and eating in half-light
Serving and eating in half-light
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Sitting on sleeping bags & blankets
Sitting on sleeping bags & blankets
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Creating a campfire mood
Creating a campfire mood
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Lots of laughter in the dark!
Lots of laughter in the dark!
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November: International Holiday Feast

Edible festive decorations!
Edible festive decorations!
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Friends are welcomed with hot cocoa
Friends are welcomed with hot cocoa
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Food Feast: Cheese cookies,
Food Feast: Cheese cookies,
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Edwin's Bacalao tuna dish,
Edwin's Bacalao tuna dish,
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healthy roasted veggies,
healthy roasted veggies,
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Sondi's vegan latkes,
Sondi's vegan latkes,
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Jesse & Brett's festive barley salad
Jesse & Brett's festive barley salad
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Patrick's yummy cheese biscuits,
Patrick's yummy cheese biscuits,
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October: Slow Cookers

Delicious slow-cooked and fresh food
Delicious slow-cooked and fresh food
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Crystal's chicken stew
Crystal's chicken stew
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Slow cooked bean chilli
Slow cooked bean chilli
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Sharon's slow cooked lentil soup
Sharon's slow cooked lentil soup
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Main feature: pulled pork
Main feature: pulled pork
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Rice pudding for dessert
Rice pudding for dessert
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Workshop Station 1:
Workshop Station 1:
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Create your own slow cooker recipe!
Create your own slow cooker recipe!
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September: Freezer Jam

Let's start jammin'!
Let's start jammin'!
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66 lbs of grapes to work with
66 lbs of grapes to work with
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A lot of sugar to work with too!
A lot of sugar to work with too!
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Gettin' grapey
Gettin' grapey
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The big immersion blender comes out!
The big immersion blender comes out!
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Blending the grape seeds & skin
Blending the grape seeds & skin
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Everyone gets a try
Everyone gets a try
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Immersing ourselves in grapes (haha)
Immersing ourselves in grapes (haha)
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Photos by Johnny Liu

August: Summer Drinks

We begin with a mocktail bar!
We begin with a mocktail bar!
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Ken adds apple bitters to the drink
Ken adds apple bitters to the drink
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Ginger beer, bitters, lemon, mint!
Ginger beer, bitters, lemon, mint!
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The Food Connection bar :)
The Food Connection bar :)
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Gloria's polenta potluck dish
Gloria's polenta potluck dish
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Nicola's broccoli hazelnut salad
Nicola's broccoli hazelnut salad
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Our bitters library!
Our bitters library!
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Tom leads with his bitters workshop
Tom leads with his bitters workshop
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Photos by Johnny Liu

July: Creative Kitchen Challenge

Get ready for the Kitchen Challenge!
Get ready for the Kitchen Challenge!
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Meghan presents her Kitchen Rules
Meghan presents her Kitchen Rules
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Friends begin to arrive (with hugs)
Friends begin to arrive (with hugs)
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Eyeing the pantry goodies
Eyeing the pantry goodies
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Revealing the 3 secret ingredients!
Revealing the 3 secret ingredients!

Squash, onion and black beans

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Head Chef Bridget gets an apron
Head Chef Bridget gets an apron
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Ayira & Nancy grab pantry items
Ayira & Nancy grab pantry items
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The room erupts in chopping chaos
The room erupts in chopping chaos
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Photos by Jenny van Enckevort

June: Veggie Burgers

Great turnout for veggie burgers!
Great turnout for veggie burgers!
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Ida & Anissa
Ida & Anissa
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Kimberly & little Noah
Kimberly & little Noah
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Meghan's delish squash noodles
Meghan's delish squash noodles
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Whitewater Burgers to taste
Whitewater Burgers to taste
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Cute little veggie slider
Cute little veggie slider
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Now it's time to make some together
Now it's time to make some together
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Lourdes & Ron teaming up
Lourdes & Ron teaming up
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Photos by Jenny van Enckevort

May: Chicken

Whole roasted chickens, ready to go!
Whole roasted chickens, ready to go!
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Andrew starts by talking soup stock
Andrew starts by talking soup stock
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Handling carcasses like nobody's biz
Handling carcasses like nobody's biz
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The first brave warriors
The first brave warriors
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Chicken trussing party!
Chicken trussing party!
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Friends start trussing left & right
Friends start trussing left & right
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Chicken teamwork
Chicken teamwork
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Awesome skills being learned
Awesome skills being learned
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Photos by Johnny Liu

April: Bread

Get ready for carbs!
Get ready for carbs!
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Yannick's no-knead bread
Yannick's no-knead bread
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Alison's Gluten-free Bread
Alison's Gluten-free Bread
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Matt's olive no-knead bread
Matt's olive no-knead bread
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L-R Gluts-free, Danish rye, No Knead
L-R Gluts-free, Danish rye, No Knead
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These ladies are excited for bread!
These ladies are excited for bread!
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Many bread spreads
Many bread spreads
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The baker at work
The baker at work
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Photos by Johnny Liu & Jenny van Enckevort

March: Tea Exploration

Sample of looseleaf contributions
Sample of looseleaf contributions
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Another delicious potluck
Another delicious potluck
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Show + Tea: Sharing what we brought
Show + Tea: Sharing what we brought
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Preparing ingredients for brewing
Preparing ingredients for brewing
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Chocolate mint, vanilla, orange peel
Chocolate mint, vanilla, orange peel
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Fun & easy experimentation!
Fun & easy experimentation!
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Blending up a storm
Blending up a storm
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Perfect way to spend a rainy evening
Perfect way to spend a rainy evening
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Photos by Shirley Soo & Katherine Allen

February: Japanese Home Cooking

The whole gang
The whole gang
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We want you!
We want you!
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Dashi is delicious!
Dashi is delicious!
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Greens are good for you!
Greens are good for you!
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Four cooks in the kitchen
Four cooks in the kitchen
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Chopping away
Chopping away
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Cleanup is key
Cleanup is key
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Laughter's the best medicine
Laughter's the best medicine
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January: Dumplings

Megan & Kevin from Hua Foundation
Megan & Kevin from Hua Foundation
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Big hungry crowd
Big hungry crowd
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Local pork from Windsor Meat
Local pork from Windsor Meat
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Tenderizing master!
Tenderizing master!
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Chopping fun
Chopping fun
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Easy filling: cabbage, onion, pork
Easy filling: cabbage, onion, pork
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Make sure it's all finely chopped
Make sure it's all finely chopped
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Next step, seasonings
Next step, seasonings
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November: Pickling

Starting the last event of the year!
Starting the last event of the year!
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Another successful potluck
Another successful potluck
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Jenny gets down to business: pickles
Jenny gets down to business: pickles
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Prepping veg for pickled antipasto
Prepping veg for pickled antipasto
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Let's get this in the oven
Let's get this in the oven
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Roasting veg!
Roasting veg!
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Another amazing face captured
Another amazing face captured
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Sniffing spices
Sniffing spices
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October: Kimchi

Part 1: Community Food Dialogue
Part 1: Community Food Dialogue
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What makes a healthy food community?
What makes a healthy food community?
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Input for Mt Pleasant food map
Input for Mt Pleasant food map
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Part II: Amazing potluck!
Part II: Amazing potluck!
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Part III: Kimchi Workshop!
Part III: Kimchi Workshop!
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Salted napa cabbage
Salted napa cabbage
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Cooking show style
Cooking show style
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Jennifer shows red pepper powder
Jennifer shows red pepper powder
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September: Harvest Feast!

Our new tablecloth finished in time!
Our new tablecloth finished in time!
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Best way to celebrate the harvest!
Best way to celebrate the harvest!
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Grabbing ingredients for stations
Grabbing ingredients for stations
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Everyone gets busy with chopping
Everyone gets busy with chopping
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Fresh local lemon cucumber!
Fresh local lemon cucumber!
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Many flavor combos at the Salad Bar
Many flavor combos at the Salad Bar
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Soup is simmering
Soup is simmering
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Flatbread pizza station!
Flatbread pizza station!
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August: Bees & Honey

Another spectacular bounty!
Another spectacular bounty!
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Robin's gorgeous salad
Robin's gorgeous salad
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Amazing flatbread
Amazing flatbread
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Cassie & Sarah of Hives For Humanity
Cassie & Sarah of Hives For Humanity
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Sharing the world of bees with us
Sharing the world of bees with us
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Cassie talks honeycomb
Cassie talks honeycomb
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Honeycomb & Handout
Honeycomb & Handout
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Brushing bees off to harvest honey
Brushing bees off to harvest honey
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July: Foraging Tour

Herbalist Lori Snyder
Herbalist Lori Snyder
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Overview of the herbal world
Overview of the herbal world
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Mix of homemade herbal products
Mix of homemade herbal products
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Her trusty resources
Her trusty resources
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A gorgeous & informational handout
A gorgeous & informational handout
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Embarking on our tour outside MPNH
Embarking on our tour outside MPNH
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Red Clover
Red Clover
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Narrow leaf plantain
Narrow leaf plantain
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June: Istanbul Cuisine

Intros in a hot and steamy room
Intros in a hot and steamy room
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Nil shares Istanbul cooking with us
Nil shares Istanbul cooking with us
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Ingredients for Kisir
Ingredients for Kisir
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Looking stylish while cutting onions
Looking stylish while cutting onions
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Happy chopping party!
Happy chopping party!
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An easy recipe to prepare at home
An easy recipe to prepare at home
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Mixing bulgur and tomato pastes
Mixing bulgur and tomato pastes
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Kisir (spin on tabouleh salad)
Kisir (spin on tabouleh salad)
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May: Mexican Salsa

Edwin teaching us salsa basics
Edwin teaching us salsa basics
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Time to roll up our sleeves!
Time to roll up our sleeves!
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Serrano peppers for Salsa Verde
Serrano peppers for Salsa Verde
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Can't be a cilantro hater with salsa
Can't be a cilantro hater with salsa
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Tomatillos!
Tomatillos!
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Gili adding salt to the concoction
Gili adding salt to the concoction
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Shaunette using the blender bot
Shaunette using the blender bot
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Big shwack of salsa verde!
Big shwack of salsa verde!
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April: Gardening

Pre-potluck mingling
Pre-potluck mingling
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Ken's beautiful bread!
Ken's beautiful bread!
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Volunteer made brownies
Volunteer made brownies
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Free gardening magazines!
Free gardening magazines!
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We get to garden talk
We get to garden talk
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Check out those tomato plants
Check out those tomato plants
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More garden talk
More garden talk
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Seeds!
Seeds!
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March: Spice Blending

A spicy mélange
A spicy mélange
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Assembling our ingredients
Assembling our ingredients
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Five spice beginnings
Five spice beginnings
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Playing with food - what we do best
Playing with food - what we do best
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Chili powder in progress
Chili powder in progress
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Toasting whole spices
Toasting whole spices
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Into the grinder
Into the grinder
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I want one at home!
I want one at home!
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February: Gluten-Free Desserts

© Photos courtesy of Johnny Liu

Sondi & Tami talk gluten-free vegan
Sondi & Tami talk gluten-free vegan
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Chocolate avocado pudding first up!
Chocolate avocado pudding first up!
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Adding coconut milk to pudding
Adding coconut milk to pudding
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Fig & Tahini Truffles
Fig & Tahini Truffles
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Mashed up
Mashed up
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Then rolled into balls
Then rolled into balls
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And decorated with coconut!
And decorated with coconut!
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Giving the truffles a try
Giving the truffles a try
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January: Cheese

The cooking demo begins
The cooking demo begins
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Lots of milks involved!
Lots of milks involved!
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Aaron talks about the easy process
Aaron talks about the easy process
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All you need is 20 min. of patience
All you need is 20 min. of patience
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Prepping savory & sweet toppings
Prepping savory & sweet toppings
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Making cashew cheese: dead easy
Making cashew cheese: dead easy
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Just throw it all into a blender
Just throw it all into a blender
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The ricotta emerges
The ricotta emerges
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November: Soap

Safety first!
Safety first!
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Athenaise warns us about lye
Athenaise warns us about lye
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Mixing oils
Mixing oils
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Adding beeswax
Adding beeswax
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Adding palm & coconut oil
Adding palm & coconut oil
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The mixture simmers to 160 degrees
The mixture simmers to 160 degrees
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Soap is a very measured process
Soap is a very measured process
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Waiting for the perfect temp
Waiting for the perfect temp
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October: Canning

Big donation from Whole Foods!
Big donation from Whole Foods!
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Jenny starts with applesauce basics
Jenny starts with applesauce basics
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Apples, vinegar, sugar, spices....
Apples, vinegar, sugar, spices....
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Demo migrates to the kitchen
Demo migrates to the kitchen
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Things get steamy
Things get steamy
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Ready for FUN
Ready for FUN
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Now the manual labor starts
Now the manual labor starts
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Trying different ways of straining
Trying different ways of straining
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September: Pizza

Friends arrive and start prepping
Friends arrive and start prepping
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Layout of our potluck toppings
Layout of our potluck toppings
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Overnight dough & battle equipment
Overnight dough & battle equipment
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Showing everyone a new dance
Showing everyone a new dance
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Chef Ken begins his cooking demo
Chef Ken begins his cooking demo
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2 different masters & rolling styles
2 different masters & rolling styles
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Alison talks buckwheat crust
Alison talks buckwheat crust
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Buckwheat crust ingredients
Buckwheat crust ingredients
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August: Condiments

Getting ready for battle
Getting ready for battle
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Horseradish in progress
Horseradish in progress
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Pre-pesto stage
Pre-pesto stage
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Oiling up the pesto
Oiling up the pesto
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Preparing the mustard
Preparing the mustard
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Arm workout
Arm workout
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Delicious mayo
Delicious mayo
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All four finished condiments!
All four finished condiments!
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July: Sprouting Seeds

Beautiful spread!
Beautiful spread!
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First you need some nuts
First you need some nuts
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Grab your flavours, blend
Grab your flavours, blend
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Squeeze out the milk
Squeeze out the milk
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Blend again with flavours, pour
Blend again with flavours, pour
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Taste
Taste
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Cashew Blueberry
Cashew Blueberry
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Choco hazelnut milk, here we come
Choco hazelnut milk, here we come
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June: Fermentation

The first community potluck!
The first community potluck!
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Yum
Yum
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Intro's
Intro's
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Kombucha talk
Kombucha talk
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Coconut kefir
Coconut kefir
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Getting dirty
Getting dirty
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Fermenting together is much more fun
Fermenting together is much more fun
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