Archive for June, 2010

There’s a new “locally-owned organic and natural food” market in town! Greens Market on West Broadway in Vancouver! You might see some familiar faces from Capers (West Vancouver) Community Market, if you look closely behind the scenes. But, even if you don’t, you’ll find lots to celebrate at this new ORGANIC and natural foods market.

Photo: Greens Market produce

A “community-oriented grocery store committed to zero-waste, buying local where possible and offering the freshest, tastiest organic and natural foods.”  That’s the Greens Market plan!  Deja vu, West Vancouver Capers? Greens is completely independent, BC owned and operated. For more, visit Greens Market online. Welcome “Greens” to the neighborhood!

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Photo: “lolcat”/unidentified photographer

[Editor’s Note: There’s even a term now online for those humorous cat photos that circulate: “lolcat.” The “lol” part is webspeak for “lots of laughs.”]  

This cat photo demonstrates NOT ONLY online humor, but 100 percent ORGANIC! If the cow is fed “organic,” that is. Otherwise…maybe not! It’s a tough call!

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Photo:  dark chocolate sandwich, grilled and ready to eat!

You wouldn’t think a recipe would be required to make a chocolate sandwich! But,  if you Google “chocolate sandwich recipes,” you’ll get 6.5 million hits! Likely any one of these recipes will give you a chocolate “buzz” to last for hours, if not days!

Here’s just ONE EXAMPLE:


1/4 cup fat-free evaporated milk
3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons butter, softened
8 slices thin whole-wheat or white sandwich bread
3 tablespoons bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons chopped toasted hazelnuts, (optional)


  1. Heat evaporated milk just until boiling. Add chocolate, let stand for 1 minute, then whisk until smooth. Let cool slightly.
  2. Spread butter on one side of each slice of bread. Divide the chocolate mixture on the unbuttered side of 4 slices, leaving a little border. Press chocolate chips and nuts, if using, into the chocolate. Cover with the remaining slices of bread, buttered-side up, and press lightly.
  3. Cook the sandwiches in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat for 1 to 2 minutes. Turn over, press with a spatula, and cook until nicely browned and the chocolate is barely melted, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Serve warm.

Source: Eating Well – Where Good Taste Meets Good Health

Of course ORGANIC dark chocolate and ORGANIC bread is recommended!

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Photo:  a basket tree  from tree shaper Axel Erlandson

Organic art? Yes, indeed! The artists or “tree shapers” responsible for what you see in these photos include Axel Erlandson and Aharon Naveh. But there are others. On tree-shaper Peter Pook’s website you’ll find many more examples of tree shaping, along with videos demonstrating how it’s done: “Welcome to Our Garden.”

How about this square knot masquerading as a tree!

 Photo: artist Aharon Naveh

This is ORGANIC art carried to extremes not only of design but of patience! Whooie! Talk about taking years to finish a work of art!

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