Monthly Archives: September 2006

Food For Thought – Why Local?

This week on Food For Thought I discussed the e coli outbreak in the United States because of contaminated bagged spinach.  But I put it in the context of trying to keep our food supply as local as possible.  Just … Continue reading

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Help Me Help Oxfam

Help Me Help Oxfam – On Wednesday, October 11th I will be master of ceremonies at a special fundraising dinner for Oxfam.  October 16th is World Food Day and I’m going to be taking part in a hunger banquet at … Continue reading

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Pacific Palate – Spinach

(to find out about the Oxfam fundraising dinner I’m MC’ing, click here.) This week on Pacific Palate, a review of the e coli outbreak in the United States caused by contaminated fresh spinach products grown in California.  For the latest … Continue reading

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True Grain needs you!

If you are young and enthusiastic and looking for a unique career in an amazing part of the world, Jonathan at True Grain Bread in Cowichan Bay has an opening for an apprentice baker.  To read the job description as … Continue reading

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So Much On My Plate – Albacore Tuna

This week So Much On My Plate explores the delicious world of BC Albacore Tuna. The albacore tuna fishery off BC’s coast is a sustainable catch of young tuna.  When I’ve purchased them whole they’ve weighed about 10 to 12 … Continue reading

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Food For Thought – Tomato-polooza!

This week on Food For Thought, I take part in a tomato potluck dinner, where even the desserts were made with this delectable fruit.  To listen to the mini-documentary about the dinner in streaming RealAudio, click here.  Did you know … Continue reading

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Pacific Palate – Sambal and Ginger

This week on Pacific Palate, a visit to Sambal & Ginger, an Asian grocery for Western Kitchens in central Vancouver.  Lynn Santiago opened the shop a few months ago when she realized people in that area needed an easy and … Continue reading

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Food For Thought – University Food

I don’t know about you, but when I went to university xx years ago, the food in my residence left a lot to be desired.  Of course, I didn’t really know that then, and out from underneath my mother’s fine … Continue reading

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Pacific Palate – UBC Food Services

This week Pacific Palate takes a look behind the scenes at UBC Food Services, the division responsible for feeding thousands of people every day on campus.  If you are a freshman or a parent of a student and you’re concerned … Continue reading

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More Sardines For Sale!

The following is a press release I received today from the Canadian Pacific Sardine Association.  Apparently you like sardines, you really like them! FRESH BC SARDINE SALES in STEVESTON • Friday, September 8th and Saturday, September 9th, 2006 more BC … Continue reading

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