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More than 40 years ago, in 1976, James Lawrence pasted together the first edition of Harrowsmith magazine on his kitchen table in rural Ontario. Totally unique, it was the first Canadian magazine to focus on organic living, alternative energy sources, and a country lifestyle. Lawrence’s ode to back-to- the-land virtues quickly attracted legions of fans and soon became Canada’s bible for rural living.
Cooking with Kids

Cooking with Kids

Cooking is always full of energy and when the chefs are the youth of the community, the energy and decibel levels become even more fun. Add to this,...

Canada’s Best Potato-Leek Soup

Canada’s Best Potato-Leek Soup

Here is a time-honored recipe for leek soup that has been given a little flavour boost with the addition of blue cheese. It’s a great late-season recipe, using leeks, potatoes and herbs that are still growing in the garden. Serves 6.

Classic Quick-brined Roast Chicken

Classic Quick-brined Roast Chicken

Nothing is better during fall months than a roast chicken just out of the oven. Chickens that are brined have a juicier texture and more flavourful meat. A full brining process can take anywhere from a few hours to an entire day, but this quick brine is relatively fast and enhances the flavour of the chicken. Don’t be shocked by the amount of salt used—it does not leave the chicken tasting salty! Use only kosher or coarse salt, never table salt.

Ya Gotta Love Garlic

Ya Gotta Love Garlic

Think your planting is done by late spring? Try sowing some garlic this fall for a pungent, oh so tasty crop next summer.

Chewing up the Scenery

Chewing up the Scenery

Popular Plants Can Poison Your Pets: Baneberry, Deadly nightshade, Lambkill… As their folk names suggest, many seemingly innocent plants are a real hazard if eaten. It’s normal for cats and dogs to chew on long grass and other greenery. To ensure that poisonous plants aren’t on the menu, all gardeners with pets (not to mention young children or visiting grandkids) should poison-proof their gardens.

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