Tag Archives: Fresh

Going Off the Deep End

Chez Ashton Poutine in Quebec

I remember my trip to Quebec where cheese curds were as common as Honda Civics are here in Vancouver.  Cheese curds would be sitting unrefrigerated near the cash registers at just about every grocery store and gas station, and I thought it was very strange.  It was equally strange to eat my first authentic plate of poutine and hear the delightful squeak of the curds rubbing against my teeth.  So, when I founds fresh curds at the Edible Vancouver Garlic Festival I thought I would try to recreate my francophone experience. Continue reading

Forks on the Farm

Nothing Beats Charcoal Grilling

Living here in B.C. means that I have access to an abundant supply of locally produced food.  Recently, I have been trying harder to take advantage of my location so that I can eat foods when they are in season.  Reading ‘The 100 Mile Diet’ will probably give me a lot of good ideas and creative ways to take advantage of foods produced here.  I don’t think that I could do a 100 mile diet like some people have, but I didn’t let that stop me from exploring the food filled outback of B.C..  My recent excursion to the Fraser Valley on the self-guided Circle Farm Tour, took me and a friend as far as Agassiz, which is about 80 miles (130 kilometres) from Richmond.

The only places I wanted to make sure we stopped at were the ‘Edible Vancouver Garlic Festival‘ and ‘The Abbotsford Farmers Market’.  In addition to these two events, we were on a quest for salmon roe, corn, and honey for no reason other than those items being produced and harvested that region.

Crispy Salmon Skin Snack

The first part of the trip was longer than I expected and I started to get hungry, Continue reading