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Pumpkin Season Is Here

September 08, 2018

    Pumpkin season is here   Fall means one thing – pumpkin! Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin pie, pumpkin soup – the list goes on.   Pumpkins are grown in BC throughout fall from September to November, a perfect treat for when the weather turns colder. You can not only buy ...

Back to school lunch ideas for the locally inclined

August 31, 2018

  It’s that time of year again, and the kids are going back to school. What a relief, huh? We’ve got some recipes for the kid’s lunch boxes (and yours too) that use seasonally available produce grown right here in BC – what could be better? Cinnamon Apple Chips from Genius Kitchen You c...

What are Cucamelons?

August 24, 2018

Cucamelons 101 Do you know what cucamelons are? And do you know they can be grown in British Columbia?   Cucamelon is one name for the grape-sized fruit which looks like a mini watermelon. It’s also called a Mexican sour gherkin, or ‘sandiita’ in Spanish. As the name suggests, it’s a sour fr...

Peaches, Nectarines, and Apricots oh my!

August 17, 2018

Peaches, nectarines and apricots oh my! The glut of locally grown fruit in BC continues throughout summer, with stone fruit grown throughout the Kootenays, the Lower Mainland and Okanagan regions.   While nectarines and apricots are in season for just July and August, peaches are also availa...

5 Recipes for Kids this Summer Holiday

August 14, 2018

5 easy recipes for kids this summer holidays Summer holidays are almost over – parents can breathe a sigh of relief! If you’re running out of ideas to keep the kids entertained this month (they have been on break for a while, after all), why not get them in the kitchen? It’s a great way to te...

Eating Local in the Fraser Valley Part 2: The Picnic

August 10, 2018

Tamsin Scholz To make the most of all the goodies I took away from our Fraser Valley tour – preserves, relish, beer, whiskey, berries, bread and more – I decide to throw a little picnic for my friends. Well, when I say that I’m going to throw a picnic, I really mean that I’ll bring the goodie...

What's on this August in BC

August 07, 2018

What’s on this August Make the most of the last of summer, and check out some of these awesome events happening around BC in August!   Harmony Arts Festival 2018 August 3-12 The Harmony Arts Festival has been one of the North Shore’s most popular cultural events for 28 years. The festiva...

A Locally Inspired Visit Based On The Book: Eating Local in the Fraser Valley

August 03, 2018

Tamsin Scholz Local business owner and author Angie Quaale says you need more than just a day to truly explore the Fraser Valley. I can verify this. There is a variety of things to see and do in the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) that it will definitely take longer than you think. Ang...

Fresh As Can Be: The White Whale Public House

July 27, 2018

Tamsin Scholz Did you know that you can kayak directly to the White Whale Public House in Courtenay, BC? Yes that’s right. Right up to the dock below their sunny patio and next to their new party barge. It’s not a bad way to get yourself something yummy to snack on, especially in this great s...

Summer berries in BC

July 25, 2018

Summer is a wonderful time of year for fresh berries, and in BC we are lucky to have a wide range of fresh options grown locally. Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries are all great additions to the menu and are delicious snacks in the warm weather! And don’t forget some of ...

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