Category Archives: Bearkind

All about bears – in Literature and in the Wild.

Cat Bad Behavior: How To Stop The Cat From Attacking Other Animals

  Cat Bad Behavior: How To Stop The Cat From Attacking Other Animals   We’ve always had cats. As a boy, I’d happily add to our immediate family by occasionally bringing home a new kitten — always the last one … Continue reading

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Aquaponics: Aquaponic Farm Raft System Vs Ebb & Flow

  Aquaponics: Aquaponic Farm Raft System Vs Ebb & Flow   So many folks are actually changing their lifestyles.  Organic gardening.  Living off the Grid.   Getting free from the Machine. Some are getting back to a simpler way of … Continue reading

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#Netherlands70 #VE70 Liberation of Netherlands 70 Years Ago

Men of Algonquin Regiment moving toward Hochwald Forest, March 1, 1945  Those of us who are family of the soldiers who liberated Holland 70 years ago have been watching the Netherlands 70 Remembrance with pride and even tears. We remember … Continue reading

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Gardening & YOU: Gardening with Kids – Growing Vegetables Indoors

  Gardening with Kids – Growing Vegetables Indoors   It’s May, and this ol’ cook’s thoughts wander outside with yearnings for fresh organic veggies for our kitchen. Time to get in the garden, eh? Gardening is a lifetime love. My … Continue reading

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Organic Food: Your Home Organic Vegetable Garden

  Organic Gardening In Your Backyard – Fun, Healthy, & Easier Than You Think   Gardening is a lifetime love. My father, born on a family farm, taught me.  I’ve been doing it as far back as I can remember. … Continue reading

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Charles Livingston Bull, Wildlife Artist

  A TRIBUTE TO CHARLES LIVINGSTON BULL, “AMERICA’S PREMIERE WILDLIFE ARTIST!”     I first saw the fierce, exhilarating drawings of American wildlife artist Charles Livingston Bull in an old hardcover copy of HAUNTERS OF THE SILENCES, by Canadian author … Continue reading

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The Old Canoe – A Classic Canadian Song by George Marsh

  The Old Canoe     The canoe is a characteristic and iconic Canadian cultural symbol. Our inland waterways were our first highways: we travelled by boat and canoe in summer, often by snowshoe or even dogsled over frozen rivers … Continue reading

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The Polar Bear: From Nanook of the North to Knut the Baby Polar Bear

  Of Polar Bears. As the Water Rises, Their Prospects Fall.   You may have heard of Senator Nicole Eaton’s recent suggestion to re-designate Canada’s National Animal from the industrious Beaver to the mighty Polar Bear.  It’s a cultural change with … Continue reading

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Cracker Barrel Restaurant Recipes for Home Cooking

I’m a Down-home cook and so my fave restaurants tend to have a country flavour.  Remember Kenny Roger’s Roasters?  And the Colonel’s back in the day? The first Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Restaurant opened in Tennessee in 1969. Dan … Continue reading

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My Fave Atlantic Seafood Recipes: Lobster chowder – Atlantic Scallops au Gratin – Baked Stuffed Haddock

  My Fave Atlantic Seafood Recipes     I’ve been asked, “What do you love to cook at home, Brian?” Well, I’m a Maritime Canadian.  The Atlantic Ocean is just over there.  I loved cooking seafood in restaurants for years, … Continue reading

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