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Food Matters – The Spice and Herb Bible

Allspice, cinnamon, cilantro, and dill. Fairly common herbs and spices in Canadian kitchens these days. But what about asafoetida, fenugreek and galangal? Those are also herbs and spices you may see popping up in your list of ingredients in cookbooks … Continue reading

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Food Matters – Obesity, Poverty, Waste

News reports of late have warned us to expect the cost of our fresh produce to rise because of drought conditions in California. Welfare advocates warn that benefits recipients simply don’t have enough money to buy healthy food. And at … Continue reading

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Food Matters – Nourishing Traditions

It’s a rather plain looking cookbook. No photos, plain line drawings and some vaguely cryptic colour sketches on the cover depicting various ethnicities and food production. The subtitle on the book Nourishing Traditions, however, does attract attention: The Cookbook That … Continue reading

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Food Matters – Stowel Lake Farm

The idea of eating more locally-produced ingredients is slowly getting into our food culture but we are a long way from growing our raising most of our food in this region. But I take great delight in discovering farms that are … Continue reading

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Food Matters – Avoiding Lunchbag Letdown!

BC teachers are voting today on the tentative agreement reached this week, and if the vote is yes, kids could be back in school as early as next Monday. (Update: Teachers voted yes and kids will be back at school on … Continue reading

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Food Matters – Saanichton Farm

All the dry weather this summer has been a mixed blessing for Vancouver Island farmers. Ideal harvest conditions for many crops, but at reduced yields. Any adversity in his fields hasn’t stopped a Saanich Peninsula farmer from growing some unusual … Continue reading

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