Introducing Harrowsmith’s Newest Lost and Found Recipe Ranger

Harrowsmith alumni, wool enthusiast and devout Fall Almanac Small Ponds Gatherer, Madeleine Hague, has joined us.

Harrowsmith alumni, wool enthusiast and devout Fall Almanac Small Ponds Gatherer, Madeleine Hague, has just leaked vital information. She holds the equivalent of the golden ticket from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. In addition to tracking down the most intriguing Canadians for our annual Small Ponds feature, Madeleine is willing to assume the role of part-time recipe hunter and gatherer. She has an index for all Harrowsmith content and those beloved recipes from 1997-2011 (with a few MIA issues). Her ambitious indexing project was intended to be one big document but, as you can imagine, with so many topics, this Harrowsmith encyclopedia would have collapsed the floor of her house. Instead, she has smartly cataloged content into these neat categories below.

In the Harrowsmith spirit of goodwill, discussion and grassroots sharing, Madeleine is joining the ranks as a back issue Lost and Found ranger on patrol. You can reach out to Madeleine directly at

Index Categories:

  • Christmas (includes recipes)
  • Contests
  • Country Life
  • DIY/Crafting
  • Enviro-content
  • Garden Trials (Bridget Wayland’s garden trial reports)
  • General (see below)
  • Homes/Home Improvements
  • Mega-Stories (14-page in-depth features – various topics)
  • Recipes & Food

FYI, here’s what’s in the General Index.

General includes:

  • Acreage/Farm Use:
    Alt Energy/Energy Stories:
  • Antiques:
  • Astronomy:
  • Birds:
  • Critters/Farm Animals:
  • Health/Safety:
  • Machinery & Tools:
  • People:
  • Pets
  • Small Towns:
  • Travel & Leisure
  • Vehicles
  • Water (Wells, Supply, etc.):
  • Weather/Seasons:
Jules Torti
Jules Torti

Jules Torti’s resume reads more like a well-folded treasure map. She has been a canoe outtripper, outdoor educator, colouring book illustrator and freelancer. Jules has volunteered (and eaten all sorts of questionable things) in the soupy jungles of Costa Rica, Uganda and the Congo. Her work has been published in The Harrowsmith Almanac, The Vancouver Sun, The Globe & Mail, travelife, Canadian Running and Coast Mountain Culture. She actively feeds her blog, Alphabet Soup, with posts on books, birds, burgers and beer (in no particular order) across the latitudes from Zanzibar to Iceland. Closer to home, she was grandfathered into the Galt Horticultural Society, was the caretaker of a 155-year-old stone heritage cottage and has chronic fantasies about church conversions, beekeeping and owning llamas. She has been known to slam on the brakes for photo ops of saltbox houses, saddle roof barns, snowy owls and sunflower fields. As editor-in-chief of Harrowsmith she is thrilled to be able to curate, write and read about the very best things in life.

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Posted on Monday, March 12th, 2018
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