January 28, 2004
Back to Tinhorn Creek
I'm just back from a snowy weekend in Oliver at the Tinhorn Creek Estate Winery. The vineyard is quiet, but there's lots of action in the winery. It's part two of my series, From the Grape to the Glass. I'm following the progress of a batch of pinot gris grapes as it gets closer to being wine ready to please your palate.
My series is being done with the assistance of Tinhorn Creek Estate Winery. To see photos from the September harvest, click here.
January 21, 2004
Canadian Olive Grove
Canada's only olive grove (so far) is on Pender Island, one of BC's Gulf Islands. Owners Andrew and Sandy Butt expect they may produce their first pressing of olive oil by 2007.
January 14, 2004
The Forage Conference in Nanaimo was a fascinating exercise in learning about the benefits of raising animals for market strictly on pasture grass, and how and eating these animals can be more healthy than those raised on grain or in factory farm situations. To learn more about this concept, and where to purchase pasture-raised products, visit Jo Robinson's website.
The Highland Beef ranch I visited in the Cowichan Valley is Cloudcroft Farms, owned by Edward and Marianne Gibson.
7004 Mays Road, Duncan, BC
January 7, 2004
The Clayoquot Oyster Festival
If you would like more information about Clayoquot Deep Water Oysters contact Pat Koreski at firstname.lastname@example.org or Michael Mullin at 250-725-4222. Both Pat and Michael are members of the Clayoquot Sound Shellfish Growers Association.
More photos and commentary about my visit to Tofino are available on my blog.
The following recipes are from The Clayoquot Oyster Festival Cookbook:
It sells for $12 and can be purchased while in Tofino from Wildside Booksellers.
Phone order: (250)725-4222, 1-800-863-4664
Fax: (250) 725-2070.