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Episode 163 "When do you pick Fruit?"

1/4/2019
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Our interview was with Ann Kask, author of 'Ripe' - a book on growing, handling, harvesting and cooking fruit. Recurring guest Lesley Stav of the Vancouver Island Chef's Association was on hand as well, sharing her involvement in making this book happen. It's a wonderful book, a departure from standard recipe based cook books. Love it!

Duration:00:36:39

Episode 162 " What is this Edible thing all About?"

11/30/2018
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Do you eat, drink, think, local? We have “Edible Vancouver Island” to talk with us about their new with quarterly publication and online resource, committed to celebrating and promoting the local food and drink culture of Vancouver Island. Dawn Postnikoff (Publisher / Editor) and Danika McDowell (Creative Director) join us to discuss their new project.

Duration:00:21:29

Episode 161 "What is Seasoning?"

11/26/2018
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What is seasoning and how does it affect what we eat? In this episode Darren and Jonathan discuss the differences between seasoning and flavouring they also go into some of their tricks and recipe to help you improve some of your favourite meals.

Duration:00:34:01

Episode 160"What is Blue Spruce Ice Cream

11/8/2018
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If you’ve been wondering and waiting for new podcasts, Jonathan’s been a bit distracted by Blue Spruce Ice Cream. Jonathan and his partner opened up this new shop in downtown Courtenay. The host becomes the guest on this episode! Tune in to hear about their incentive flavours, outside of the box creations, community support and upcoming events.

Duration:00:30:41

Episode 159 "Whats in the Soup? Farm Fresh Soup Fest"

10/8/2018
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After a long break Jonathan and Darren are back from a busy summer and ready to start interviewing again. A new event “Farm Fresh Soup Fest” is coming to the Comox Valley. This food competition being hosted at the Black Creek Community Centre with the help of Lush Valley is sure to be a hit. With 10 local chefs using locally sourced ingredients to create masterful soups for 150 lucky guest. In this episode we talk with Jessie Gill marketing and event coordinator for the Black Creek Community...

Duration:00:30:38

Episode 158" What's good at the Honey Grove?"

7/16/2018
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Well we have been sitting on this interview for a while now. This time we slow things down and find out what makes great bread. Mark from Honey Grove bakery sits down with us to discuss’s his products, where he makes it and what makes it so good. Enjoy this episode as we learn about taking your time to make something right and using only the best of ingredients.

Duration:00:24:46

Episode 157 "Can Sustainable Seafood Save the Courtenay River Salmon? "

6/2/2018
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On Sat. May 26 at Locals Restaurant, Canadian celebrity Chef Ned Bell headlined a special gourmet "estuary luncheon" to benefit Project Watershed's partnership with the K'omoks First Nation to restore the old sawmill site on the Courtenay River. Returning this land back to nature will help save local wild salmon populations in one of BC's top chinook estuaries - and fundraising is essential to "unpave a parking lot and put up paradise". As founder of Chefs for Oceans and the Executive Chef...

Duration:00:55:30

Episode 156 "Where to eat?"

5/11/2018
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This week the boys have the chance to catch up and talk with each other. Darren takes time to go over of few of his favourite places around the valley that he has had the chance to visit in the last little while. If your looking for a new spots or revisiting an old one ,you may have to check out this episode. With over 100 places around to visit we chat about restaurants, pubs, food trucks, cafes and more. Jonathan also drops some hints of his next venture.

Duration:00:26:21

Episode 155" Where is Wood Mountain Lodge?"

4/27/2018
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There are those places in town where I ask myself “How did I not know about this sooner”? We take a drive up to Forbidden Plateau to talk with Martina & Max of Wood Mountain Lodge . Do not let their not too distant location keep you away from this breathtaking gem. This Vancouver Island boutique style lodge and spa includes a full commercial kitchen and is open to the public on weekends. They are working towards creating an environment which will encourage a creative yet down to earth...

Duration:00:26:31

Episode 154 "What to drink? Heavenly Libations"

4/20/2018
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It's time to quench your thirst! We are lucky enough to have Jessica Macpherson of Heavenly Libations come to the studio to talk about shrubs. What’s a shrub, you ask? You'll have an to listen to Jessica explain their make up, history and flavours. From sodas to cocktails, this old school way of preserving will touch your taste buds

Duration:00:39:30

Episode 153" What's happening on Clever Crow Farm?"

4/13/2018
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Today we bring back two of our very first guests on the podcast: Lia and BrianMcCormick. We always like catching up with our old neighbours, and this episode is no exception. The Clever Crow duo run a farm filled with ducks and chickens; a store featuring the ever popular and locally produced hand harvested salts; cooking classes; and soon a commercial kitchen.

Duration:00:24:51

Episode 152 "Why as you like it?"

4/7/2018
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This time we head down to Union Bay where we find out what's happening on the Hazel Creek Farm. We take time to talk with chef and "As you Like it" owner, Laura Agnew, to learn about the wonderful things coming out of her kitchen and great eats that are available in Union Bay. Her company offers gourmet products, take home meals, and special event catering throughout the Comox Valley.

Duration:00:32:28

Episode 151" What's so great about Mushrooms"

3/30/2018
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Finally!! We have a chance to talk with Michael Vossen, our local mushroom man and forager. This is our opportunity to pick Michaels brain on; where to pick? what to pick? what you can grow? and some precautions when picking. We also learn about what he has at the market from fresh to dried. Hope this get you excited about mushroom whether cooking or picking we get the chance to learn Mushrooms.

Duration:00:41:42

Episode 150" What's on a food label?"

3/22/2018
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This episode 150 we are lucky enough to have Shannon Simpson from Shannon’s Tool Box and Huband Salad bar fame to discuss the joys of food labels. We take time to learn not just what the ingredients are but what they mean from serving sizes, fat to sugar and everything in between. We also have some helpful suggestions of what you should be eating. After listening here is a list of the Dirty Dozen; Strawberries, Apples, Nectarines, Peaches, Celery, Grapes, Cherries, Spinach, Tomatoes, Sweet...

Duration:00:43:07

Episode 149 "What's to eat? Getting back into food.

3/6/2018
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With a few big changes in both their lives, Jonathan and Darren take some time to talk about what is getting them back into cooking. This episode is all about food, great dishes and having some amazing meals around the home.

Duration:00:20:02

Episode 149 “What’s to eat? Getting back into food.

3/6/2018
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With a few big changes in both their lives, Jonathan and Darren take some time to talk about what is getting them back into cooking. This episode is all about food, great dishes and having some amazing meals around the home.

Duration:00:20:02

Episode 148 "What are restaurant overheads"

2/13/2018
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The final in our three part series questioning restaurant expenses . We are looking into restaurants overheads and talking about the expenses that come with running a restaurant. From renting to cleaning we discuss what these expenses are and what you can do to make things run just a little bit smoother.

Duration:00:24:42

Episode 148 “What are restaurant overheads”

2/13/2018
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The final in our three part series questioning restaurant expenses . We are looking into restaurants overheads and talking about the expenses that come with running a restaurant. From renting to cleaning we discuss what these expenses are and what you can do to make things run just a little bit smoother.

Duration:00:24:42

Recipe Time: Spelt Pancakes

1/30/2018
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Spelt Pancakes Ingredients: 1 3⁄4 cups spelt flour 2 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1⁄4 teaspoon salt 1 egg 1 1⁄2 cups milk 3 tablespoons cooking oil

Duration:00:03:15

Recipe: Roasted Curry Butternut Squash Soup

1/26/2018
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Soup Time, warm yourself with this one.

Duration:00:07:09