SLOW FOOD IN CANADA

KevinCooking w/ Fire, Dairy, Food Politics, From Local Farms, From the Garden, From The Wild, Grains, Pork, Poultry, U Pick Fruit, Veg1 Comment

Back in the spring of 2014, I was approached to produce a video for Slow Food in Canada, with the broad mandate of exploring what Slow Food in Canada ‘is’. It meant trips to¬†Vancouver, Vancouver Island, the Okanagan and Similkameen valleys, central Alberta, Montreal, Vallee de la Batiscan, Lanaudiere, Cocagne in New Brunswick, Toronto, Tatamagouche Nova Scotia, and more, it’s … Read More

FROM THE WILD – S1E2 – MEADOW

KevinBeef, Cooking w/ Fire, Fish, Fishing, From The Wild, Grilling w/ Fire, Ice Fishing, Northern Pike, PerchLeave a Comment

“the level of excitement when you catch a fish, that could only be measured against the incredible periods of boredom, and the immense amount of struggling – you’re battling the elements, and you’re suffering. Only through that suffering can you know the joy of when you actually get a fish up on the ice” – Jeff Senger, From The Wild, … Read More

Why I Need an Annual ‘Charcuterie Day’

KevinBacon, Big Game, Butchering, Charcuterie, Deer, Dry Cured Meats, From Local Farms, From the Cellar, From The Wild, Guanciale, Hunting, Nature's Green Acres, Pork, Sausage, Whole Muscle3 Comments

It’s becoming increasingly clear to me that an annual ‘Charcuterie Day‘ marathon immediately following the annual ‘Pig Day‘ is in my future for a long, long time. Here’s why. Bacon. Beyond bacon [reason alone], I’m not concerned with the possibility of trichinosis in my extremely high quality bush-raised-and-handled-by-me pork and skipping right past freezing and into to curing and dry … Read More

1867 – Oyama Sausage Co. [Ep 62]

Kevin1867, Charcuterie, Dry Cured Meats, From the Cellar, Kevin TV, Pork, Saucisson Sec, Whole Muscle8 Comments

Many a romp through France got me very dearly attached to saucisson sec. The count of Albertan charcutiers in business back then, and still, added up to a disheartening zero. There was, however, hope. Every visit to the west coast meant pilgrimage to Oyama’s stall at the Granville Island Market to get a fix. I’ve adored their rillettes, confits, terrines, … Read More

Lactuca Urban Farm Spring Update

KevinFood Politics, From Local Farms, From the Garden, Gardening, Kevin TV, Lactuca Micro Farm, Spring Veg, Veg, Vegetables5 Comments

Sadly, our really early spring shoot got kiboshed by the site location – the one we’ve been working on in Inglewood all winter – getting tied up in politics. We had a cool shoot with snow around, cold frames doing their spring thing, and alas, it wasn’t in the cards to become our first vid of 2013. The story with … Read More

Lactuca – New Site, So Close

KevinFall Veg, From Local Farms, From the Garden, Greens, Lactuca Micro Farm, Spring Veg, Summer, Veg, Vegetables, Winter Veg3 Comments

I’m getting quite a few questions about the prospective new Lactuca Urban Farm site, so figured I’d share where things are at. The quick answer: it’s in Inglewood and we’re in the process of negotiating the lease. Although nothing’s a done deal, we’re very near the end of the process. Perhaps I need to back up a bit. Travis and … Read More

Episode 58 – Veg Glean

KevinFall Veg, From Local Farms, Operation Fruit Rescue Edmonton, Riverbend Gardens, Veg, Vegetables3 Comments

This one was a year in the works. Way back when, while shooting Episode 23 at Riverbend Gardens, I was enlightened to the situation that is common at vegetable farms in the fall: harvests fill up storage capacity, labour is relieved for the season, and anything left in the ground becomes compost-in-place. Sensible, really. Wouldn’t make sense to try to … Read More

Episode 57 – Sunrise Farm

KevinBeef, Eggs, From Local Farms, Pork, Poultry18 Comments

A couple decades ago, some forward thinking individual(s) decided to put on a holistic management course within the agriculture community, and whoever you are/were, I thank you. The output of that re-think of industrialized ag can be seen in the successes and influence of Ron Hamilton (Ep. 4), Peter Lundgard (Ep. 47), and featured in this one [and long overdue … Read More