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For the Health of it: Eat Your Weeds

Seasonal health secrets of Chinese medicine, shared by Devorah Fallows R.Ac., Wolfville “They’re quite tasty—honest.” My patient’s left eyebrow raised slowly of its own accord as she looked at me quizzically. “Eat your weeds! It’s that simple,” I explained. A conspiratorial grin crept across her face as she stood watching me in my crisp white doctor’s coat, giving my prescription: “Fresh young dandelion and nettle leaves: add them to everything. Use them just like you would use spinach.” Up and down the Valley there is an explosion of colour: rows of flowering fruit trees and grapevines, alternating with rows of…
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NORTH MOUNTAIN MARKET

May 10 to October 11 | Harbourville After many months of planning, the North Mountain Market will become a reality … every Saturday morning. The historic Harbourville United Church will be home to the weekly market. The church sits on the bluffs, overlooking the Bay of Fundy, in the charming fishing village of Harbourville. You will find a welcoming space: a place to celebrate and enhance local culture and heritage through art, music and the weekly market, which will host a diversity of goods, from fresh produce to art. The market takes place every Saturday morning 8am to noon, May…
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Asparagus Soup

Chef Dave Smart | Front & Central 902-542-0588 | frontandcentral.com Asparagus Asparagus is poking its head up: bright-green spears of absolutely delicious spring flavour. Grilled, sautéed, roasted, or simply steamed, served with a fresh lemon aioli or a knob of butter, it is one of my favourite spring vegetables. One of my favourite preparations is using it in a pureed soup to highlight its beautiful fresh flavor. The addition of sour cream gives it richness and a velvety texture. A quick garnish of chopped chives echoes the fresh flavours of spring. Dave Smart Asparagus Soup Ingredients: 2 lbs asparagus, ends…
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Leone Stanway: Note Perfect!

Well, folks, this is a first. I am sitting here at the Il Dolce Café, writing my Who’s Who, and my subject is here with me! I have never written one of these articles with the subject present. I am a little nervous, not going to lie, but inspired at the same time and feeling a little pressure to get all the facts right. Leone Stanway just happens to work as a part-time barista with me at the Il Dolce café on Elm Avenue, but that’s not how we met. Last fall, Leone came on board the Fezziwig Society as…
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Anonymous Gift Card

As many folks know, I am currently unemployed. The job hunt goes on but it has been pretty stressful. However, my community helps me stay sane by passing on possible job leads, or helping with job-hunting tips, or just by giving me hugs as they pass by (hugs really do make everything better). And today, some lovely anonymous person left a $20 Just Us gift card on my table while I was on an errand. Thank you my fellow Wolfvillians for being so totally awesome. Donna-Lynne M. Holmes

Gluten-Free Quinoa Brownies

Amanda Ferguson  |  The Rolled Oat  |   420 Main, Wolfville  |  www.therolledoat.com This recipe for gluten-free double chocolate brownies is full of yummy things, including the most important thing: chocolate! Fudgy, chocolatey and full of protein, this recipe is super easy to make! Gluten-Free Quinoa Brownies 2 c. cooked cooled quinoa 1/3 c. of milk 3 large beaten eggs 1 tsp vanilla 3/4 c. of oil 1 c. brown sugar 1 c. cocoa 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/2-1 c. of dark chocolate chips (depending on how much chocolate you really like Blend all ingredients in a…
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The Blue Sky Journal

The Blue Sky Journal was not that different from the Grapevine. In 1979, a group of community-minded writers and photographers decided to start an alternative newspaper in the area. The Blue Sky Journal was born of a desire to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas in the Valley. Issue #1, in October 1979, described our vision: “The creation of a monthly news media, a lively view of the community and the issues which affect us, and a showcase for local writers.” The publication was first released with two editions per month, then changed to monthly and sold for…
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Pothole Repair

 By Pamela Swanigan Nova Scotia: 2014-’15 total road-maintenance investment, $235 million. (Major construction $70 million, asphalt and resurfacing $114 million, bridge replacement/rehabilitation $35 million). Provincial government is responsible for maintaining 90% of NS highways. Wolfville: $200,000-$250,000/year for street maintenance. Kings County: Less than $5,000/year on pothole repair. 22.5 kilometres of road (municipalities and province responsible for rest); number of potholes not available, but Acting Public Works Manager Tim Bouter says they “haven’t dealt with a high amount of potholes to date.” Halifax: 2011 to 2013, between $560,000 and $850,000/year on potholes. 1,780 kilometres of road; average 6,000 potholes/year. Calgary: 2013,…
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Dreyfuss

Dreyfuss is a large, gorgeous, neutered male grey tabby who we estimate to be about 3 years old. He was found by a good Samaritan in a very remote area and he is very affectionate! Wolfville Animal Hospital,   12-112 Front St., Wolfville . 542 3422  wolfvilleanimalhospital@ns.aliantzinc.ca

The CLIMB of my Life!

Jeremy Novak, my dear friend and the reason I write these articles, drives me up the wall sometimes with his kooky suggestions and harebrained subject ideas for my column. Do we all remember when I went zip-lining last year and almost peed my pants 40 feet up in a birch tree? I am sure we can recall his idea of my going up in a hot air balloon or hitting the rifle range. Well, this past week I finally caved and Jeremy literally drove me UP A WALL, because I tackled the new Adventure Climbing Gym in Greenwich! Now that…
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