Why We Love Farmers’ Markets What’s not to love? The Kootenay Co-op supports Farmers’ Markets by supporting the West Kootenay EcoSociety (they’re the Organization of the Month this month, so […]
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Waste-free shopping is enjoying a resurgence of interest as we learn more about how plastics are harming our environment and our health. According to the Plastic Pollution Coalition, plastic is […]
A cleansing herbal formula can help get your body’s systems working in harmony again. Here are some simple ideas that can support your New Year’s cleanse or simply contribute toward […]
The mushroom’s Japanese name shiitake is composed of ‘shii’, the name of the tree that provides the dead logs on which it is typically cultivated, and ‘take’ meaning ‘mushroom’. Shitakes […]
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines three facets of food security: Food availability: having available sufficient quantities of food on a consistent basis. Food access: having sufficient resources, both economic […]
Sweeteners Agave Syrup is a low-glycemic sweetener made from the blue or wild agave cactus (Agave tequilana) of Mexico, from the same cactus family from which tequila is made. It […]
Sugar Information Of all the five primary tastes- salty, sweet, sour, pungent and bitter- sweetness is often said to be the most popular. According to ancient Chinese philosophy it is […]
There are many benefits to making your own milk alternatives. It’s cheaper, tastier, and you can control any additives, as well as the quality of the ingredients and the amount […]
Egg Alternatives Substituting eggs in traditional baking recipes is largely a matter of discerning their role in the recipe. In baking, eggs will either act as a leavening agent or […]
Processing of Oils Several different steps and methods are used in the processing of oils. The quality, flavour and nutritional content of oils vary greatly according to which processes are […]