Food

LIVING OFF THE LAND – Rosemeade Farms: A Heritage Harvest

by Jo Barnes | photos by Amanda Cribdon Photography - Some farms feature modern, state-of-the-art equipment. This local farm takes pride in the past, including the daily use of a 75-year-old tractor! Situated off Meadowbank Road in Central Saanich, Rosemeade Farms, owned by R. Norman (Norrie) and Rose Spencer, is a picturesque property where heritage …

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Honey 3 Ways

by Lindsay Dault, Country Bee Honey Farm | photo by Janis Jean Photography - Whether baking, grilling or roasting, honey makes an amazing addition to so many of your regular recipes. Did you know that honey is the only food that doesn’t spoil? Being a naturally hygroscopic food, honey absorbs moisture from its surroundings. This …

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OFF THE VINE – Your Flight With Dad: Lining Up Some Picnic & BBQ Drops

by Tania Tomaszewska - Looking forward to family picnics and barbies (when it's safe to do so, of course)? Pondering some gift ideas for dad which fall into the libations category? How about a "virtual flight" somewhere off the Island? Here's a few picks which could pair nicely with your plans and get you started. …

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LIVING OFF THE LAND – Cascadia Seaweed: Cultivating a New Crop for Change

by Jo Barnes | photos courtesy Cascadia Seaweed - When it comes to farming, the magic happens under the ground. But with some farms, it takes place under the sea. Taking its name from the region where its product grows, Sidney's Cascadia Seaweed is a new aquaculture business that is creating opportunities for coastal communities …

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