Category Archives: Travel

Food Matters – Chef Connor Butler in Hawaii

For the past few years I’ve been taking some pre-Christmas vacation time in Hawaii. I call it a vacation but I usually find some sort of story of interest to folks back home. This year is no exception, so I … Continue reading

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Food Matters – FoodWorx Portland

There is more and more talk going on these days about food. We all have to eat, after all, but food is entering into many more discussions than the simple question of what’s for dinner. This week I traveled to … Continue reading

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Food Matters – Hawaiian ‘Vacation’

When my colleagues at All Points West found out I was headed to Hawaii for a little vacation this week, they were a little jealous. So they decided to make me do some work. But it’s the kind of work … Continue reading

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Farm To Fork Eating in the North Thompson

‘Farm to Fork’. It’s a catchy phrase we’re hearing a lot this days when it comes to talking about a sustainable agriculture system. Some farmers and restaurants are trying to make it work in the Kamloops area. I got to … Continue reading

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Island Artisans – Cowichan Wine & Culinary Festival

  With the somewhat late arrival of summer in BC this year it feels like the harvest and its related festivals are all being piled into the weekends of September. This weekend is no exception, as the seventh Cowichan Wine … Continue reading

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Island Artisans – Oregon’s Inland Islands

   As we head into the last long weekend of summer 2011 people are winding down their travel plans, but for destinations within a day’s drive or short flight, well, let’s just say the harvest season is just getting underway … Continue reading

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Island Artisans – The Whole Beast Artisan Salumeria

A professional chef could often be labelled as a wanderer or a traveler, or just someone with a resume as long as their arm.  They tend to work in a lot of different places, sometimes for a few months, maybe … Continue reading

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Island Artisans – Bruce’s Kitchen

You can have the biggest marketing or advertising budget in the world, or you can have successful word of mouth. In the case of Bruce Wood, it was word of mouth that brought me knocking on the door of Bruce’s … Continue reading

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Island Artisans – Comox Valley 30-Day Local Food Challenge

As the local food movement continues to swell across the province, there are more and more ways to find out where your food comes from, and get to know the people that produce it. In the Comox Valley this month … Continue reading

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How To Spend A Great Canada Day, or, Ten Things To Have In Your Life Every Day

It's July 1st, Canada Day, Ramona and I are back home in Cobble Hill, the fire is crackling…yes, that's right, we lit the woodstove tonight because it is so damn chilly and damp on the BC West Coast.  The last … Continue reading

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