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So Much on My Plate – The Last One!

Yes, it’s true, I am putting aside much of my work with the CBC to attend the University of Gastronomic Sciences near Parma, Italy, in pursuit of a Masters of Food Culture.  I’ll be back in December of 2007.  Parma … Continue reading

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So Much On My Plate – Tea!

If you’re looking for the Pacific Palate ‘Most Memorable Meal’ contest, please click here. This week on So Much On My Plate I talked about the latest innovations in the world of tea.  One of the great new things I’ve … Continue reading

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So Much On My Plate – Salt Spring Island

This week So Much On My Plate explored Salt Spring Island, including a delicious lunch served as part of the 25th Anniversary celebrations at Hastings House. My guide for my explorations on Salt Spring was Wendy Hartnett of Island Gourmet … Continue reading

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So Much On My Plate – Oktoberfest and a Thanksgiving Alternative

This week So Much On My Plate observes Oktoberfest and a nice alternative to turkey for a Thanksgiving dinner for two.  First, my recipe for those who don’t want to roast a whole turkey for Thanksgiving.  I get my duck … 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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So Much On My Plate – Well-Rounded Ingredients

This week on So Much On My Plate, well-rounded ingredients, including table grapes, cherry tomatoes and beets!  I used BC Coronation Grapes to make two versions of Grape Foccacia.  These grapes are practically seedless, a sweet inside with a slightly … Continue reading

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So Much On My Plate – Figs

This week on So Much On My Plate I talked about fresh figs and what to do with them.  The figs in this photo are green figs from the tree in my backyard, and I’m having a bumper crop this … Continue reading

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So Much On My Plate – More from New Orleans

This week So Much On My Plate returned to New Orleans…kind of.  I made a Voodoo shrimp recipe with BC side-stripe prawns and uses my barbecue for a cedar plank variation on the classic Bananas Foster!  Voodoo Shrimp I picked … Continue reading

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So Much On My Plate – New Orleans

This week on So Much On My Plate, some culinary highlights of my visit last week to New Orleans, including the legendary Muffuletta sandwich.  These sandwiches are made on a round loaf of Italian bread, piled high with cold cuts … Continue reading

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So Much On My Plate – Summer Harvests

This Friday on So Much On My Plate I shared the fruits of the summer harvest, starting with garlic from Ken Stefanson, the Gabriola Gourmet Garlic guy.  I roasted a whole head of garlic, after trimming the top off and … Continue reading

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