The Aitken lab goes to Saturna

What does a group of scientists and tree enthusiasts do when they go on a retreat? They go on hikes (or runs, paddles or swims), they look at trees, plants, landscape features  and wildlife. They cook and eat good food, and play board games at night. They also discuss trees, politics, philosophy and everything in between. In short, they have fun!

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Warm Kale Salad with Lemon Parmesan Dressing:

Warm Kale Salad with Lemon Parmesan Dressing

Thai dragon bowl soup:

This soup recipe comes from the Rebar modern food cookbook, by Audrey Alsterberg and Wanda Urbanowicz (2001), page 145. Since I don’t own copyrights to this book, I can’t just post the recipe, but I encourage you to find this book in your library, or go eat the soup in the Rebar restaurant in Victoria, BC. I will tantalize your tastebuds by mentioning some of the ingredients I used (I don’t follow recipes exactly): ginger, chili pepper, garlic, soy sauce, fish sauce, lemon, sugar, coconut milk, tofu, rice noodles, snow peas, tomatoes, scallions, bok choy, cilantro, basil, oyster mushrooms. Spinach would also work really well.

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