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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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Back to School!

No, I'm not going back to school again, but you could be! Enrolment is now underway for the various courses I teach at UBC and the University of Victoria.  At UBC I teach Food and Travel Writing, so whether you … Continue reading

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Smoking and Jelling and Garlic and Planting…

Satisfaction in the summer for me comes from spending hours in the kitchen, preserving stuff from my own garden or from local farms.  Does that sound weird?  I guess I get it from my mother, although I never heard her … Continue reading

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Michael Pollan Comes to UBC Farm

This guy is a real local hero, but on the international stage.  Michael Pollan is the author of two fantastic books I've recommended on this blog before, The Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food. Next Saturday, June 6th, Michael … Continue reading

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