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

Saskatoon Glean 2012

KevinForaging, From the Cellar, From the Garden, From The Wild, Fruit from the Yard, Saskatoon Wine, Saskatoons, Saskatoons Galore, U Pick Fruit, Wild Fruits, Wine6 Comments

Long, long ago, in a former saskatoon u-pick that is now more lawn than bush, a friend and I harvested saskatoons by the 5 gal pail and I made wine. Not your usual cooler-esque cheery saskatoon wine, but a heavy, dense, rich, viscous wine, aged with american white oak. That was way back in 2009. That vintage is now 3 … Read More

U Pick Strawberries – South Windermere Gardens

KevinFrom Local Farms, From the Garden, Fruit from the Yard, South Windermere Gardens, Strawberries, U Pick Fruit3 Comments

I’m pretty convinced strawberries should not travel. The ones we get from afar out of season can taste vaguely of strawberry – although they look the part, and the ones that you can grow here can look pretty funny, but can be heady, floral, and seductive like a beautiful wine. And last I checked, I dig heady, floral, and seductive, … Read More