Category: Food

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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Gooseberry Dressing for your Harvest Feast

Posted by BobT - October 7, 2011 - Food Gooseberries

Gooseberry Dressing for Goose, Turkey or Chicken Here’s a different idea for your thanksgiving dinner. This recipe comes from Pamela Fox of Silver Rill Berry Farm in Saanichton. If you’re interested in this recipe and looking for gooseberries, give Pamela a call at 250-652-5227 or email silverrillberry@shaw.ca. Click here to learn more about Silver Rill […]

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Grandma’s Currant Tarts are the Now Thing

Posted by BobT - August 7, 2011 - Food blackcurrants1

This recipe was submitted by Rita Cooney of Breadstuffs Bakery and the Screaming Bird Cafe in Brentwood Bay. If you should be so fortunate as me, and can get your hands on some black currants (or red), here is a super tasty & easy tart recipe. Don’t be tempted to reduce the sugar, as the […]

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