Gaming Moments

Edmonton, Canada, 2008-2009: When I began working for legendary game studio BioWare in 2008, I thought I had it all. Instead, I slowly woke up to the realization that I was living someone else’s dream. Gaming Moments started as a videogame blog, but turned into a discussion on travel and the value of small-scale food, thanks to the community of producers at the Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market.

Vegediaries: Day 15

Wednesday evening, Helene heated up a pot of spicy pea soup that she had frozen in December. The soup base was from a stall at the Farmers Market. Hungry, we dug in immediately. “Say, didn’t we use bison bones as ...

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Vegediaries – Day 7

I’ve been a vegetarian for a week now, and it’s going pretty well thus far. Many vegetarians report an increase in energy from the get-go. Did I get an energy boost myself? Well, I think so. Could be psychosomatic, of ...

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Postcard from a Slaughterhouse

As you know, I place a lot of importance on small-scale meat production, as opposed to industrial slaughterhouses. I believe that although it is ethically acceptable to eat meat, this does not imply the right to treat animals inhumanely. Here ...

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Vegediaries – Day 2

As I said in a previous post, I’ve decided to give the vegetarian lifestyle a 3-month trial this year. Last Sunday, I took my parents and brother out to Au pied de cochon, and sensing the orgy of meat this ...

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Jean-Talon Market, Revisited

Having heaped praise on the Old Strathcona Farmer’s Market throughout the better part of last year, I was curious to revisit the fabled Marché Jean-Talon during my Montreal visit. Partly, I wanted to see how the Market held up to my year-old memories ...

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