SQUASH SEASON: A primer to help you pick, prep and cook that great pumpkin
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taste the world
Taste the delicious culinary corners of the world -- and find the best food in Victoria -- with food + travel writer Cinda Chavich
Everything you wanted to know about the wide variety of pumpkin and squash in the fall markets - with pumpkin recipes, both savoury & sweet.
- Sep 7, 2022
CIDER HOUSE RULES: Cooking with local craft cider
Use craft cider in sweet and savoury recipes, from cider-braised pork belly to steamed mussels, poached pears & Apple Cider Cake.
- Jul 11, 2022
Digging the Local Bounty: What to cook with summer's fresh fruits and veggies
Head to the farmer's market or open your CSA box and try these recipes using the fresh summer fruit and veggies available from local farms.
- Jun 30, 2022
RECIPE: BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich with Mustard Sauce and smoky baked beans
A recipe for pork shoulder or pork butt, slow smoked with BBQ rub for tender pulled pork.
- Jun 29, 2022
COLD FISH: From crudo to ceviche and aguachile, 'cooking' seafood with citrus
From crudo to ceviche and aguachile, 'cooking' seafood with citrus is a traditional way to beat the heat.
- Jun 28, 2022
RECIPES: Picnic recipes for calzones, quinoa salad, brownies and more
Recipes for cold picnic dishes, including hand-held Italian calzones, seafood salad rolls and savoury corn pancakes with smoked salmon
- Jun 23, 2022
TAKE IT OUTSIDE: Tips for an al fresco feast, and some sweet spots to spread your picnic blanket
Dining al fresco, at a picnic site or sprawled on a beach blanket, is one of the joys of Vancouver Island life. Recipes to fill your basket.
- Jun 11, 2022
RECIPES: A cocktail party for pollinators
A cocktail kit from The Bar Cart, featuring the honey-based spirits from Vancouver Island's Wayward Distillery, helps save the bees.
- Jun 8, 2022
RECIPE: A honey cake for Ukraine
Savella Stechisin's Traditional Ukrainian Cookery (1957) is an important book. This recipe for honey cake, a simple spice cake, is a keeper.
- Jun 6, 2022
RECIPE: An easy way to reduce food waste — make pesto!
Don't waste those garden greens — carrot, beet and radish tops all go into pesto with fresh herbs and garlic — a summer sauce to eat with a
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