Rebecca Cuttler Feed https://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/21393 en Food, race and the ethnic aisle https://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/food-race-and-ethnic-aisle It is, perhaps, a cliche to say that food brings people together. A good meal, shared amongst friends or strangers, can provide an ideal starting place for dialogue, learning and connection. Food is...<p><a href="https://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/food-race-and-ethnic-aisle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News BC's food system ethnic aisle Kevin Huang Niki Sharma Wed, 24 Aug 2016 05:26:00 +0000 Rebecca Cuttler 22944 at https://www.vancouverobserver.com Helping hungry students a key to improving schools in Canada https://www.vancouverobserver.com/life/helping-hungry-students-key-improving-schools-canada School may be out for the summer, but for some food security advocates, the connections between education, poverty and nutrition are in session. As a member of the Vancouver Food Policy Council (VFPC...<p><a href="https://www.vancouverobserver.com/life/helping-hungry-students-key-improving-schools-canada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Life City of Vancouver education in B.C. hunger VSB Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:20:00 +0000 Rebecca Cuttler 22884 at https://www.vancouverobserver.com Garlic scape pesto recipe https://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/garlic-scape-pesto-recipe We planted a lot of garlic last fall. I’m not sure what got into me, but we ended up devoting a big section of our garden to a garlic patch that will produce over 100 bulbs. Garlic is a great...<p><a href="https://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/garlic-scape-pesto-recipe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Garlic scape pesto recipe Tue, 14 Jun 2016 11:56:00 +0000 Rebecca Cuttler 22782 at https://www.vancouverobserver.com The privilege to grow food https://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/privilege-grow-food As recently as World War II, growing some of our own food was an act of subsistence. War efforts in Canada and elsewhere encouraged people to grow vegetables as a way to supplement food sources...<p><a href="https://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/privilege-grow-food" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News urban gardening Thu, 02 Jun 2016 10:42:00 +0000 Rebecca Cuttler 22771 at https://www.vancouverobserver.com What we're doing now to prepare for watering restrictions https://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/what-were-doing-now-prepare-watering-restrictions Stage 1 watering restrictions went into effect in Vancouver on May 15, two weeks ahead of last year. So far, the rules apply to lawns and car washing only, but I’m not taking any chances. 2015 saw...<p><a href="https://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/what-were-doing-now-prepare-watering-restrictions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Gardening Life vegetables water watering restrictions Sun, 15 May 2016 22:18:00 +0000 Rebecca Cuttler 22745 at https://www.vancouverobserver.com What we're planting this May https://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/what-were-planting-may Vancouver has had what feels like an unusually mild spring so far. We’ve already enjoyed plenty of summer-like days. As much as these soaring temperatures are pleasant, I also find them a bit...<p><a href="https://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/what-were-planting-may" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Tue, 03 May 2016 11:27:00 +0000 Rebecca Cuttler 22720 at https://www.vancouverobserver.com Flowering kale buds with olive oil and garlic https://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/flowering-kale-buds-olive-oil-and-garlic One of the true pleasures of growing your own food is eating vegetables that you can’t find in stores. From the crunch of fresh-picked peas right off the vine to the intense flavour of frost-...<p><a href="https://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/flowering-kale-buds-olive-oil-and-garlic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Cooking kale buds Rebecca Cuttler Tue, 19 Apr 2016 08:31:00 +0000 Rebecca Cuttler 22670 at https://www.vancouverobserver.com A Vancouver gardener finds space in small-town Ontario https://www.vancouverobserver.com/life/vancouver-gardener-finds-space-small-town-ontario When my gardening friend Danie McAren moved from Vancouver to Guelph Ontario in 2013 to study organic farming, I was both sad to lose a fellow gardening nerd, and excited to learn about her...<p><a href="https://www.vancouverobserver.com/life/vancouver-gardener-finds-space-small-town-ontario" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Life Tue, 05 Apr 2016 12:04:00 +0000 Rebecca Cuttler 22622 at https://www.vancouverobserver.com Double digging our garden beds https://www.vancouverobserver.com/life/double-digging-our-garden-beds Early spring is an ideal time to do some soil maintenance in your garden. Each year, I modify my technique based on new things I learn. In the past, I’ve raked finished compost into the surface of...<p><a href="https://www.vancouverobserver.com/life/double-digging-our-garden-beds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Life Tue, 22 Mar 2016 11:55:00 +0000 Rebecca Cuttler 22582 at https://www.vancouverobserver.com How to capture the signs of spring with a garden photo diary https://www.vancouverobserver.com/life/how-capture-signs-spring-garden-photo-diary Can you feel it? Spring is in the air. Although winter technically doesn’t end until the spring equinox on March 20, it truly feels like the world is waking up from its slumber. On my morning walks...<p><a href="https://www.vancouverobserver.com/life/how-capture-signs-spring-garden-photo-diary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Life abundant city Gardening photo diary Mon, 07 Mar 2016 12:06:00 +0000 Rebecca Cuttler 22535 at https://www.vancouverobserver.com