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Savoury artichoke-apple rustic tart

Savoury artichoke-apple rustic tart

Peaches in the summertime, apples in the fall If I can’t have you all the time, I won’t have none at all Mouldy lips aside, this couplet from Gillian Welch’s “Wayside/Back in Time“ elegantly distills for me a perennial tension. With the comings and goings of seasons and people  I love, it’s sometimes difficult not to feel a … Continue reading

Refried boozy beans

Refried boozy beans

Alcohol isn’t a prominent feature of my diet. As a consequence, I seem to periodically accumulate collections of bevies left behind by old roommates, friends and family that eventually become too skunky to serve.

Wild stinging nettle barley risotto

Wild stinging nettle barley risotto

While I certainly understand why many die-hard enviros decry the frippery and willful ignorance surrounding Earth Day, it’s hard to feel jaded when I’m filled with such profound joy and gratitude for living on this beautiful rock. In particular, the simple notion of gift-sharing in a community has helped me to re-envision the environmental movement … Continue reading

Yam fry poutine with miso-mushroom gravy

Yam fry poutine with miso-mushroom gravy

Yes, this poutine is orange. On purpose. Although I’m frankly wary of partisan politics, the prospect of reclaiming democracy in Canada in a fairly pivotal way has gotten me very excited about the NDP leadership election on March 26th. Specifically, Leadnow’s Cooperate for Canada campaign proposes to mend the vote-splitting that resulted in a Harper … Continue reading

Three sisters corn, bean & blue ballet burgers

Members of my favourite crop family have been sprawling recklessly out of the UBC Farm’s  fields and greenhouse this autumn. In order to make a dent in the smatterings of gourds decorating our living rooms, this has prompted us to find creative dishes that spotlight the uniqueness of each winter squash variety we grow (please … Continue reading

Midsummer sea asparagus & sunflower sprout stir-fry

After stopping by the Kits Farmers Market this past weekend, I was pumped to experiment with sea asparagus for the first time. This perennial marine veggie (Salicornia virginica) grows in estuaries, marshes and flats along BC’s coast, and it can be renewably wild-harvested from about May until early July. The sunflower sprouts in the recipe … Continue reading