In Ketosis

In Ketosis

Well, I have never been much of a diet person. I eat what I eat and that is that. My diet is generally high carb to fuel an active lifestyle. Of course, fat is also a fuel but only accessible once glycogen stores are all used up. Once you are burning fat instead of glycogen […]

Intro and Cutting Carbs

Intro and Cutting Carbs

Ok, so maybe I will and maybe I won’t be able to keep this blog going. What’s it to you? Whatever I get down here will be enough. I am exploring a low-carb (ketogenic diet) to see how it effects my energy level and helps me reduce weight. I currently sit at about 190 lbs […]

Terra Madre Bad Blogger

Terra Madre Bad Blogger

Ok, I admit it.  While I think blogging is a great idea it sure is hard to keep it up!  I’ve been so engulfed in just being here it’s been hard to find time at the computer. So how do I possible sum up the last 3 days.  How about: overwhelming; awesome; gastronomical! Not gonna […]

First day in Turin

First day in Turin

Well, our first day in Turin was a good one.  And long. After a very late first night many of our delegation slept in and missed the early (too early) bus heading to the venue.  But splitting a cab between several of us was not costly at all. Once we are at the Terra Madre […]

Getting settled in Turin

Getting settled in Turin

Alright, I am half way through my first day at Terra Madre/ Salone del Gusto and already I am exhausted.  Upon arriving in Turin after 18 hours or so of continuous transport I was picked up at the airport and taken right to the event venue.  There I met up with many other Canadian delegates […]

Resisting Jet Lag

Resisting Jet Lag

Well, I love to travel overseas – but I get some pretty mean jet lag going east over the pond.  So I’ve had to come up with  good strategy to ward it off as I will be going direct to Terra Madre from the airport when I arrive. So – when we are going to […]

Heading off to Turin via Seattle

Heading off to Turin via Seattle

Well, I am off to Terra Madre 2012 in Turin, Italy.  Via Seattle that is.  Terra Madre is  Slow Food International’s biannual celebration of all things food.  I am attending the event as part of a delegation of close to 60 participants coming from Canada including a dozen of us coming from BC. It is […]

6 more days until sprout season

6 more days until sprout season

Sprout season is just around the corner! I just finished interviewing 8 potential apprentices and will be making my decision today.  Not an easy task picking from a group of very enthusiastic candidates – but I think I have made a decision… The site is looking great and I can’t wait to get rolling on […]

Setting up for 2011

Setting up for 2011

So I started prepping the sprout site for the season.  I’ll have a few changes this year, but nothing too drastic. Today I rebuilt the prep table and built a permanent cover over it.  This will make it easier to maintain and much easier to work in adverse weather.  Additional cover will still need to […]

Site Secure for Another Year

Site Secure for Another Year

Well I have really neglected this blog! But I am happy to say that I have now secured my sunflower sprout site for another season which is a nice relief. And a bonus on top of that is even though I offered, I will not be charged any rent for the season.  That makes me […]