Cowichan Grown – Buy Local! Buy Fresh!

Cowichan Grown – Buy Local! Buy Fresh!

Looks: 4 The 7th edition of the Buy Local! Buy Fresh! Cowichan Farm Map (BLBF) is here! Spanning Shawnigan Lake to south of Nanaimo, this annual guide has been helping Cowichan residents and visitors to the region, search out Cowichan-grown food, drink, and value-added products since its inception. Blessed with Canada’s only Maritime-Mediterranean climatic zone, […]

The Great Ketchup Fiasco of 2016 & The Power of Social Media

The Great Ketchup Fiasco of 2016 & The Power of Social Media

Looks: 76 Perhaps you’ve heard of French’s Ketchup? Certainly you are familiar with French’s Mustard in the iconic yellow squeeze bottle. French’s Mustard appears to enjoy the same sort of brand loyalty that Heinz Ketchup gets, where consumers will go without, rather than have to make do with another brand. Well, one of the first […]

The Frugal Foodie; Roast Tomato Gazpacho

The Frugal Foodie; Roast Tomato Gazpacho

Looks: 2 We introduced you to the magic of roast tomatoes. This week, we are going to take those tomatoes you roasted, mix them in with a few other ingredients to create an out­of­this­world gazpacho. This wonderful chilled soup is ideal for a hot summer’s day; with some antipasti, a cool wine; perhaps followed by […]

Roasted Tomatoes

Roasted Tomatoes

Looks: 1 Roasted Tomatoes These roasted tomatoes are a great hit on their own or on bruschetta, topped with a little chevre or feta cheese, some prosciutto or schinkenspeck, or just a few herbs. If you want the best chilled gazpacho, ever, these roasted tomatoes, with their concentrated sweetness, yield a delicious summer treat. For […]