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Pan-Seared Rough Eye with Coconut Water and Rooibos Buerre Rouge

Rough Eye Fillet

We just love Trout Lake Farmer’s Market, Vancouver BC. Our recipe from today’s haul features many local food businesses. The rough eye fillet is from freshofftheboat.ca, the lychees are from our local Chinese farm stand (we just love lychee season!), the butter in the buerre rouge is from a local artisan dairy out in Chillawack — Farm House Cheeses and is incredibly yellow — out at the farm, behind their shop (see image below) their cows enjoy large fields of grass under the mountains. Strawberries in the salad are of course local as well. My own balcony-grown arugala is also featured ๐Ÿ™‚ (By the way this dish is absolutely divine and remarkably quick and easy to make.)

Interview: Why Can’t We Purchase Raw Milk?

Interview: Why Can’t We Purchase Raw Milk?

Daytime Ottawa hosts ask why we can't purchase raw milk and is it safe to consume. More info at rawmilkconsumer.ca ...

Anti-GMO Farmers in Poland Need International Support

Anti-GMO Farmers in Poland Need International Support

Source: Polish Farmers Protest Sale of Land for GM Crops by Guest Blogger, Sir Julian Rose The Polish farmers' protest against a government sell-off of farmland to multinational corporations is now in its 5th week in Zachodniopomorskie region of Poland and is spreading to other Provinces. ...

Honey-Coconut Zabaglione

Honey-Coconut Zabaglione

Many years ago I worked in an Italian restaurant during the America's cup races in New Zealand. One of our favorite desserts that summer was a light and creamy traditional zabaglione. This version, made with a coconut water reduction and honey instead of marsala and sugar is a real treat on a wi ...

Pomegranate Kombucha Marinated Christmas Goose

Pomegranate Kombucha Marinated Christmas Goose

We are fortunate in Vancouver to have a wonderful deli/restaurant in town that has amazing pastured geese available locally (Ethical Kitchen). We decided to have one for our holiday season this year and were very pleased with the results. I like geese as they are all brown meat (which is my favo ...

The Real Deal about Raw Milk

The Real Deal about Raw Milk

Join Weston A. Price publicist Kimberley Hartke on October 20th at Ethical Kitchen, Vancouver BC to get the truth about raw milk. ...

Beautiful Handmade Bilums (bags) of Papua New Guinea

Beautiful Handmade Bilums (bags) of Papua New Guinea

Click here to buy a unique handmade bilum on www.artfire.com now! Limited number available. The last time I spent more than a couple days in Papua New Guinea I learned how to make a bilum from a wonderful highland woman by the name of Kapaim. She was very patient with me--I was determined to ...

Fresh Lychee Ice Cream

Fresh Lychee Ice Cream

We had a delicious opportunity this week with unexpected access to an extra large bottle of fresh raw cream from a local community dairy just when lychees are in full swing in the markets. We can never get enough of these exotic fruits so we just couldn't resist making them into this delectable ...

Early Spring at the Market – On the Cheap!

Early Spring at the Market – On the Cheap!

When people talk of visiting the Farmer's Market they don't often exclaim over its cheapness. More usually you hear grumbling and groaning over the prices, so much more expensive than the supermarket, is it actually worth the money... All opinions aside over whether it really is that much more ex ...

SeedStock – Vancouver’s Community Currency

SeedStock – Vancouver’s Community Currency

Seedstock Seedbomb! from agorabora on Vimeo. Seedstock, is a community currency for Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. We believe that community currencies can improve the connectedness of communities, support local, independent businesses, encourage a more vibrant and diverse local economy while ge ...