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An Experienced Cohouser Reports From Common House Kitchens and Dining Rooms across North America This article appeared originally in the print magazine Cohousing in the Winter of 2001 It is followed by excerpts from a short piece published on this website in 2008, and by an Update posted in...
Views since 5/2014: 6,726
Part 2: Common Meal Systems, What's Typical? - 2016 Interview A continuation of my interview with Joani Blank. I had the privilege of interviewing her by phone a few months before her passing. For part one, visit Part 1: Common Meal Practice Run Though common meal systems share similarities...
Views since 5/2014: 297
This year at the 2017 National Cohousing Conference, attendees will be treated to two delicious meals prepared with a focus on Nashville's seasonal, local bounty. Executive Chef Kevin Randolph’s mother’s home-style Southern cooking inspired all eight of her children to dedicate their...
Views since 5/2014: 54
Part 1: Common Meal Practice Run - 2016 Interview “My illness is messing with my brain, making things fuzzy. But this kind of stuff, I can’t forget it.” The cohousing world lost a pioneer and community mentor in the Summer of 2016, Joani Blank of Swan’s Market Cohousing in Oakland, CA. A...
Views since 5/2014: 477
Off my usual topic of governance but this was a response to a question from a new community that I thought might be helpful to all new communities, and some settled ones. What should we buy of the kitchen? On small appliances: At 14 years we still have donations and have just started buying more...
Views since 5/2014: 3,632
"It is a strategy I think a community could use to jump start their program, and then talk about how to reduce the centralization after a year or more of successful meals. Since we have quite slowly added new households it is quite clear that our successful meals program is what has helped get more...
Views since 5/2014: 3,632
This month I thought I would focus on “giving thanks.” I would love to hear from other communities about how they give thanks before meals or on other occasions. So if you have a nice blessing that your community uses before a meal or some other way that your community expresses gratitude, write to...
Views since 5/2014: 1,984
Here are a couple of great recipes from Bonnie Fergusson. Bonnie, 64, works in the lab at the Haight-Ashbury Free Medical Clinic in San Francisco. She lives with her husband Stephen, a technical writer, in the very urban Swan's Market cohousing community, located in the middle of downtown Oakland....
Views since 5/2014: 1,980
Lynne McGee This recipe is a hearty winter pasta. It's not vegetarian, wheat-free, or dairy-free, but it sure is good. I asked Lynne McGee if I could use it for the column because it is a favorite here at Heartwood Cohousing. Lynne is one of our founding members and I have had many, many great...
Views since 5/2014: 1,829
Sandy, our new food editor, with her daughter and friends I am excited about the prospect of creating a way for communities to share recipes and ideas for making common meals fun and easy. This column is a starting place. With it I hope to share tried-and-true recipes that work for common meals...
Views since 5/2014: 1,782

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