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

Death Valley dragon tongue jerky

Death Valley dragon tongue jerky

Having elected a healthier and riskier form of education than classroom-based courses this term, I recently found myself traipsing through the backcountry of Death Valley with a dear friend and coworker. It’s challenging to convey how deeply the experiences of the past couple of weeks have churned my inner seas. Of particular note, hiking with … Continue reading

Cranberry & cashew cream snowballs

Cranberry & cashew cream snowballs

Being able to wake up a little early, hop on a bus and spend the day sliding around a mountain with dear friends is one of many reasons why I feel blessed to live in this city (to say nothing of the physical and financial capacity to enjoy such forms of recreation). Outcrossed between an … Continue reading

Coconut-lime squash pudding

Coconut-lime squash pudding

Another attempt to get a grip on the sundry piles of colourful winter squashes rolling from our household’s shelves. This spicy, gluten-free pudding recipe is dedicated to Margaret and her wonderfulness. Musical inspiration: The Fear, Ben Howard. Ingredients Makes about 6 servings. Approx. 2 medium winter squashes; = 5 cups cooked squash (I used a … Continue reading

Rocky Mountain pumpkin pie granola

Rocky Mountain pumpkin pie granola

Although granola is obviously a beautiful candidate for lightweight, compact energy during travel and camping, I find store-bought options a little pricier and sweeter than ideal. This unusual consortium of pumpkin and oats is named for a cross-province Greyhound trip last weekend.While busing to Alberta for a friend’s wedding this past summer, I got to … 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

Black star forest cake with maple cashew cream

The spark for this recipe came during BC’s late cherry season and around the time of the Vancouver Folk Fest, where I had the chance to see Gillian Welch and David Rawlings perform a stunning nighttime set. It was a professionally and personally demanding time of year, and after the fruit’s time with us came … 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