Monthly Archives: April 2016

Ooops, I goofed

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Hey everyone, If you happen to have one of our business cards, then you do not in fact have the farm’s email address.  Yes, I was in a rush when I made them, and a mistake slipped past my eyes and Chantal’s too. We selected our domain augustusgardens.ca because we intend the farm to supply food to the local community. … Read more »

Passivhaus

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A section view of the passive house concept.

On the home page of this website, I mentioned that we will be designing and building a new Passivhaus home. The obvious question, “what is that?” For a quick summary, a passive house is a house with an air tight building envelope and lots of insulation.  The outdoor temperatures stay outdoors, the indoor temperatures are stable with minimal augmentation –… Read more »

Vegan “Creamy” Cauliflower Soup

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One of my friends sent this to me via email, so I do not know the origin of this recipe. Both of my kids like this soup. It is vegan and easy to make. Enjoy! 2 tablespoons coconut oil 2 teaspoons chopped garlic (about 2 cloves), plus more to taste 2 cups (200g) chopped leeks (white parts only, from 2… Read more »

Spelt Banana Bread

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My mom made banana bread when I was a kid.  People used to comment on how light in colour her banana bread was and wanted to know her secret.  I will let you in on it:  mash the bananas just before adding them.  They won’t turn brown as quickly and will make the banana bread lighter. My version isn’t as… Read more »