Category Archives: Current Affairs

Joy of Feeding

  If there is one thing I don’t like about leaving British Columbia in the summer time (or even in Juneuary) it is missing some great food events, like this weekend’s Island Chefs Food Fest in Victoria or the Joy … Continue reading

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How To Learn More About Local Food – Go see Joel Salatin!

I've been wanting to meet Joel Salatin for quite some time now, ever since I read about him in The Omnivore's Dilemma and watched him in the Food, Inc. documentary. Joel Salatin is a third generation 'clean food' farmer from … Continue reading

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How To Buy Good Olive Oil (and cook the Mediterranean diet)

I'm Italian in background, Sicilian to be exact, and over the past few years I've tried to observe at least part of the diet that my ancestors lived, the so-called Mediterranean Diet.  Lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, seafood as … Continue reading

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How To Buy Good Olive Oil (and cook the Mediterranean diet)

I'm Italian in background, Sicilian to be exact, and over the past few years I've tried to observe at least part of the diet that my ancestors lived, the so-called Mediterranean Diet.  Lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, seafood as … Continue reading

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Island Artisans – Organic Fair

If you're looking for course descriptions of the courses I'm teaching at UVic or UBC, go to my home page to get the links. If you're here to read more about Organic Fair, read on! It’s not the best time … Continue reading

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Cookbook and Gadget Recommendations 2009

Here are my notes from the program airing on CBC Radio's BC Almanac today: Books -  large crop of cookbooks for this year Our favourite stars from Canada’s Food Network have books out this holiday season, including The Best of … Continue reading

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Can An iPhone app Save My Life?

Apparently, my LDL cholesterol level is creeping up.  Whereas my HDL is fine and my HDL-LDL ratio is good.  What does this mean? Confusion to me, but to my doctor it raises a small warning flag when it comes to … Continue reading

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Memories of Mom – Miscotti

  Apparently in this photo are most of my mother's 15, yes, fifteen aunts and uncles.  And I thought she came from a big family with 3 sisters and 4 brothers.  This photo came to my sister recently from a … Continue reading

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How You Know You’re Spending the Weekend in Vancouver instead of the country…

I like to call myself bi-coastal.  For some of the week, I live on the coast of the Lower Mainland.  For other parts of the week, I live on the coast of Vancouver Island.  Most of the week, including the … Continue reading

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Holiday Gift Suggestions, Chapter 1: Food

Today on BC Almanac my chat and phone-in with Mark Forsythe is all about food gifts and tips for the holidays.  I wanted to concentrate on as many local products as possible, so here are the links to the products … Continue reading

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