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City Farmer Pressings – Grape Juice

By Bronwyn Smyth

My dad makes this juice every year from our small, Alberta grown purple grapes. We then freeze it. At Christmas time, we take it out and have it with Christmas dinner or at New Years. Sometimes, we add sparkling water, soda or ginger ale to it for fizz and flavour.

1. Place your grapes in a bucket and fill the bucket with water. Let your grapes stand for an hour, so that any insects and insect bodies will come floating to the surface. Skim these off, then remove your grapes.

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September 18, 2009   Comments Off on City Farmer Pressings – Grape Juice

Liza de Guia’s Videos – NYC’s Cool New Backyard Farms: Growing More Than Just Produce

NYC’s Cool New Backyard Farms: Growing More Than Just Produce from SkeeterNYC on Vimeo.

Liza de Guia’s Videos – New York City Food Storyteller

Shot & Edited by storyteller, Liza de Guia.
On-air host, documentary filmmaker and editor.
Her hosted shows (Daily Greens, Media Mulch, Versus and Planet Police) featured on the on-line web channel TitanGreen.com was recently awarded a 2008 People’s Voice Webby Award for Best Online Video in Public Service and Activism.

NYC’s Cool New Backyard Farms: Growing More Than Just Produce

Urban NYC farmers have set their eyes on a new prize: transforming privately owned backyards into lush, fruitful farmlands.

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September 10, 2009   Comments Off on Liza de Guia’s Videos – NYC’s Cool New Backyard Farms: Growing More Than Just Produce

Bronwyn’s Kale Muffins


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Bronwyn picks some Russian kale leaves at the Vancouver Compost Demonstration Garden and walks us through the steps to make her unique muffins. She created this recipe last summer while working on an organic farm where there was nothing to eat but kale.

Kale-Carrot Muffins

Ingredients:
½ cup vegetable or grape seed oil
½ cup honey
1 egg, slightly beaten
½ cup milk
1 tsp almond flavouring
½ cup carrots, shredded
1 cup young kale leaves, (when steamed and pureed with 1-2 tbsp of milk, it produces approximately ½ cup of puree)

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July 28, 2009   1 Comment