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Food Matters – BC Shellfish

BC Shellfish Mussels, clams, oysters, scallops and crabs…all important parts of the BC seafood economy, and all delicious parts of a healthy diet. But there’s a growing concern as to how these ocean products end up on our plates.  Last … Continue reading

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Food Matters – Kitchen Gear Gifts 2011

Miyabi Knife ****To enter the KitchenAid food processor contest scroll to the bottom of the page and post your entry in the Comments section***** With Christmas only a couple of weeks away some good advice is always welcome when it … Continue reading

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Victory Dance in Advance

I have two free tickets to this Saturday’s ‘Victory Dance in Advance’ to raise funds for legal fees to oppose the Eco-Depot proposed for Cobble Hill. More details here: and here: . First person to contact me gets … Continue reading

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Island Artisans – Markt Artisan Deli

If you haven`t figured it out by now, I might as well confess it.  I love charcuterie, buying it, making it, eating it, drooling over it, and telling everyone about it.  Charcuterie is the art of transforming meats, usually pork, … Continue reading

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Apparently I'm a renowned food and travel writer. It says so in this edition of the Kelowna Capital News….where one of my favourite recipe creations is featured at the end of the article.

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Island Artisans – Teapots from the Art Farm

‘a r t f a r m’ is the dream of Margit Nelleman and Victor Vesely, a couple who moved from Vancouver to North Cowichan to live their dream of combining a farm with a gallery and teashop.  Victor was … Continue reading

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Remembering James Barber

A funny thing happened yesterday. I pulled a grass-fed beef chuck steak out of the freezer for dinner and thought of James Barber. I remembered that he had a recipe for chuck steak in an old cookbook of his that … Continue reading

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My documentary on Cowichan Bay becoming Canada's first Cittaslow or Slow City aired last weekend across American on the environment radio show Living On Earth. See the transcript and pics at this link Page up for audio.

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Island Artisans – Cosmo Knives

This week on All Points West I introduced listeners to Seth Burton of Cosmo Knives on Salt Spring Island.  I’ve collected a few knives over the years…my bread knife, my filleting knife, various paring knives, a cleaver, and a bunch … Continue reading

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Island Artisans – Reg Barber, Tamper Maker

Every artisan uses tools of some sort, but who makes the tools?  Sometimes the tools themselves are made by an artisan, and such is the case of this month’s Island Artisan.  I want to introduce you to someone who makes … Continue reading

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