Category Archives: Island Artisans

Book Launch – Food Artisans of Vancouver Island & the Gulf Islands

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Food Matters – Bean to Bar Chocolate at Organic Fair

Chocolate is a sweet treat that is enjoyed all over the world, but our enjoyment can often come at a high price to the people who grow the source of that good taste, the cacao bean farmers. Now, a Cowichan … Continue reading

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Food Matters – Royston Roasting Company

These days it seems like coffee fuels the world. You can hardly walk more than a block in any town and you’ll find a place to get a cuppa joe, be it a café, corner store, donut shop or even … Continue reading

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Food Matters – Legato Gelato

It’s getting hot out there, very hot, and as the mercury soars, so inevitably do sales of ice cream. There are only a handful of local ice cream makers on Vancouver Island, and I introduced my listeners to one of … Continue reading

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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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