Category Archives: Island Artisans

Food Matters – Artisan Jammers

“ooh, yeah, we’re jammin’…” It may be a little too early in the year to mention fruit, when many of our fruit-producing plants are either still to blossom or just finishing setting their fruit. But I always looks ahead to … Continue reading

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Food Matters – The Deerholme Mushroom Book

Bill Jones Spring is an exciting time of year for local food fanciers on Vancouver Island. At farmers’ markets you can already find the first spears of asparagus, salad greens and hearty overwintered kales. It’s also a great time to … Continue reading

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Island Artisans – Jose’s Wine

These are some special bottles. Only 144 of them made. Jose’s Tempranillo from Rocky Creek Winery on Vancouver Island. British Columbia wines have come a long way over the past 30 years or so. After pulling the cork on sweet, … Continue reading

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Island Artisans – Level Ground Trading

The ‘eating local’ trend continues to grow in British Columbia, especially at this time of year when we start getting more local fruits and vegetables from BC farms. It’s great to support your local farmer or artisan food producer, but … Continue reading

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Island Artisans – BC Spot Prawns

When it comes to the world of food in British Columbia, there are certain times of year when foodies around the province get excited, very excited.  For some it’s the beginning of halibut season, for others it’s asparagus and strawberry … Continue reading

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Island Artisans – Barbecues and Asparagus

The Victoria Day weekend is just around the corner, the traditional weekend to break out your gear to get some shrimps on the barbie or just about anything else you want to throw on the barbecue. I like to keep … Continue reading

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