Category: Food

Have you been to Mar Farms?

Posted by Katie Engqvist - July 20, 2016 - Events, Food, Latest News

Have you stopped by Mar Farms yet this season? Find them at 7120 Veyaness Road on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. They are also at the Goldstream Farmers Market from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturdays and the Ogden Point Market from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, […]

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Don’t forget to pick up corn

Posted by Katie Engqvist - July 19, 2016 - Food, Latest News DansCorn

Have you had farm fresh corn yet this season? It’s the earliest it’s ever been in years and that means even more chances to enjoy it this summer. Dan’s Farm, 2030 Bear Hill Road, has fresh corn picked daily ready for you to enjoy. For more info go to dansfarm.ca.

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Strawberry Lemon Scones

Posted by BobT - June 15, 2013 - Food Strawberry Lemon Scones

In celebration of “Strawberries and Wine”, here’s a devine recipe from Carolyn Herriot… STRAWBERRY LEMON SCONES Makes 6 servings. Devonshire Cream 1/2 cup (125 mL) sour cream 1/2 cup (125 mL) whipping cream Mix equal parts sour cream and whipping cream in an open glass jar and leave overnight in the fridge. That’s it! Scones […]

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Lavender Shortbread Cookies

Posted by BobT - November 10, 2012 - Food LavenderCookie

Here’s a tasty Christmas recipe we got from Damali Lavender in Cobble Hill. Check our news blog for all the pre-Christmas activities at Damali Lavender! Lavender Shortbread • 2 c butter • 1 c sugar + 1T lavender (ground together in food processor) • 1 egg • 4 c flour Beat butter and sugar together […]

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Hot Apple Tea for the Soul

Posted by BobT - November 3, 2012 - Food AppleTea2

We are excited to have Carolyn Herriot contribute seasonal recipes for our website, featuring ingredients fresh from the farm. All are excerpted from my her book ‘The Zero-Mile Diet Cookbook – Seasonal Recipes for Delicious Homegrown Food. (Harbour Publishing Fall 2012). Carolyn Herriot is author of ‘The Zero Mile Diet, a Year-round Guide to Growing […]

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Cheezey Corn Bread

Posted by BobT - September 14, 2012 - Food ZeroMileDietCover

We are excited to have Carolyn Herriot contribute seasonal recipes for our website, featuring ingredients fresh from the farm. All are excerpted from my her book ‘The Zero-Mile Diet Cookbook – Seasonal Recipes for Delicious Homegrown Food. (Harbour Publishing Fall 2012). Carolyn Herriot is author of ‘The Zero Mile Diet, a Year-round Guide to Growing […]

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Cranberry Pesto Pizza!

Posted by BobT - December 3, 2011 - Food Cranberries close-up

Here’s a  unique recipe for the holiday season from Justine at Yellow Point Cranberries. Cranberry Pesto Pizza – A delicious and festive holiday appetizer! > 1/8 cup fresh pesto > 3 sundried tomatoes sliced thin > ¼ cup fresh or frozen cranberries pulsed in food processor Spread pesto on top of the frozen pizza shell. […]

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Party Time Kiwi Cheesecake

Posted by BobT - November 28, 2011 - Food kiwi fruit cross section

Here’s a festive way to enjoy fresh local kiwi. This recipe is taken from the Kiwifruit Collection Cookbook (Brennan, McGeough and Smith, 1989). If you’d like to get your own copy and try other kiwi recipes, call Barb Brennan at Bailiwick Farm at 250-656-7808. Better yet – stop by the farm and buy some kiwis! Crust: > 1½ […]

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Making pumpkin pie from scratch

Posted by BobT - October 7, 2011 - Food pumpkinpie

Preparing pumpkin puree Buy fresh pie pumpkins from your local farmer. In the kitchen, wash the pumpkins, cut in half with a strong knife, clean out the pumpkin guts. Place halves on a baking sheet, skin-side up, and bake at 350°F (175°C) until a knife comes out clean. Remove from oven and peel off outer […]

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Cranberry Sauce Made Easy

Posted by BobT - October 7, 2011 - Food cranberry sauce

Looking for the real thing, not the “slooop” from the can? After buying your Vancouver Island cranberries from Yellow Point Cranberries, here’s some quick recipes to convert the raw thing to the real thing… If you can’t make it to the farm, here are some other places you can buy fresh cranberries, from October 1 […]

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