I was over at Trout Lake Farmer’s Market this morning and was delighted to find a plethora of huge blonde morels. I recently read a fascinating book about mushroom hunting which includes delicious recipes, giving me a hankering for wild mushrooms. I immediately bought the four largest ones. When I told the friendly farmer I hoped to someday find them myself, he said they are growing all over the place where the forest fires were, here in Vancouver, last year. The season is nearly up, so go now–I wish I could but we just spent the last couple weeks with family so I have to get back to work–if you find any let me know how you cook em! I stuffed these with fresh peas, cherries and sausages I picked up at the market this morning.
Morels Stuffed with Sausage and Mint
July 23rd, 2011 | Appetizer, GAPS/SCD, Gluten Free, Grain-Free, Recipes, farmers market, forage, mint, morels, pate, stuffed, Vancouver, wild
Transition Town Movement
June 23rd, 2011
I think I discovered the Transition Town movement through reading Small is Beautiful, or maybe it was while I was living in New Zealand...I'm not sure. Vancouver, BC's community site Village Vancouver is a really helpful resource, and has helped get the Underground Market in Vancouver going. Check o ...
Make Your Own Seed Bombs!
May 22nd, 2011
It's that time of year to seed bomb the city! I found this basic recipe for seed balls on Heavy Petal, last year and it works great: 5 parts dry red clay* 3 parts dry organic compost 1 part seed** 1 – 2 parts water We used a 16oz. plastic cup as a measure, which made enough for approx ...
Vancouver’s 500 Strong Ubuntu Community
March 14th, 2011
Friday was a great night at the Blenz coffee shop on Seymore Street. The Ubuntu community in Vancouver hit the 500 members mark and we had a great celebration. I love having a party in a coffee shop since these days I don't drink much alcohol--or coffee either for that matter. I had a delicious capp ...
Fraser Health Suspends Action Against Raw Milk Dairy
February 23rd, 2011
Good new for our cowshare! This article is from The Green Man Chilliwack's Home on the Range raw milk dairy is filing a constitutional challenge of the Public Health Act's ban on the production and distribution of unpasteurized milk in B.C. Supreme Court, while Fraser Health sits on the sidelines ...
Join the Fight to Save Chinatown
February 20th, 2011
CITY COUNCIL HAS CALLED A PUBLIC HEARING ON MARCH 17TH TO INCREASE CONDO TOWER HEIGHTS IN CHINATOWN. Around 64% of Chinatown residents are low-income; there are around 1,000 people in close to that many rooms. There are at least 10 private hotels and two major cheap apartment buildings in Chinato ...
Louiza – Berber Whiskey
February 20th, 2011
This summer, while shopping at the Trout Lake Farmer's market, I came across a rare find--a sack full of fresh Lemon Verbena for only $4! I have tried growing lemon verbena on two occasions now, but both times they haven't made it through the winter--or that's what I thought. The woman who sold me t ...
Missing and Murdered Women March 2011
February 13th, 2011
The Vancouver march will begin on Monday, February 14 at 1 p.m. at Main and Hastings, and will continue past the police station and end at Oppenheimer Park. Vancouver march for missing and murdered women to mark 20th year By Yolande Cole, February 11, 2011 What began 20 years ago as a smal ...
Vancouver Milk War Screening Rio Theatre
February 10th, 2011
After looking forward to seeing Milk War for several weeks it was really exciting to have such a great turnout! The Rio Theatre was a really perfect place to have the event with a stage for the music as well as popcorn for the hungry. Our wonderful organizer Noriko, kicked off the event with cont ...
HD 205 – Milk War Q & A Vancouver BC
February 9th, 2011
Excerpts from the Question and Answer session with Alice Jongerden and Declan O'Driscoll after the screening of Milk War in Vancouver, BC. Gives the history of the pasteurisation laws in Canada, some of the differences between BC and Ontario, how Home on the Range cowshare got started and why Al ...