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Free Food Artisans Recipe Demo – April 16th

Please join me on Wednesday, April 16th at 1pm at the Victoria Public Market as I talk about my new book, Food Artisans of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, and demonstrate a couple of dishes featuring recipes from the … Continue reading

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Food Matters – Cookbook Gift Suggestions

Cookbooks are the perfect gift that keep on giving. But with so many cookbooks on the shelves, how do you know which one to give to the chef or budding cook in your life? It’s one of the most published … Continue reading

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Food Matters – Cooking During Wartime

On Monday, Canadians will observe Remembrance Day. This is not an occasion generally associated with food, as so many of our other holidays are. But if we go back to the Second World War, food was definitely a daily concern. … Continue reading

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Food Matters – Summer Reading List

We are entering those so-called dog days of summer, where it’s so hot you just want to lie around and do nothing. Or at least take on nothing more strenuous than a good book. If you like reading about eating … Continue reading

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Food Matters – Stinging Nettles

You don’t have to go very far anywhere on Vancouver Island to find a patch of stinging nettles. But why would you want to find them? Stinging nettles hitting bare flesh does mean a nasty stinging or burning sensation that … 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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Food Matters – Family Day and Chinese New Year

Wonton Noodle Soup Two holidays are on the horizon this weekend. Monday, February 11th, 2013 becomes a holiday with BC’s first Family Day statutory holiday, and on Sunday the 10th, Chinese Canadians will welcome the Year of the Snake. Both … Continue reading

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Food Matters – Cookbook Suggestions Christmas 2012

Less than a week to go before Christmas and I’m sure many of you still don’t have your shopping done. If your list still includes people who like to cook, I have a list of cookbook suggestions to fit almost … Continue reading

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Food Matters – Return of the Slow Cooker

It’s the age-old kitchen appliance that won’t go away. The slow cooker may often get relegated to your basement junk room or the far reaches of a dusty kitchen cupboard, but every few years cookbook authors decree it’s time to … Continue reading

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