Category: Extreme Foodie

Cooking in Season

How to Freeze Summer Fresh Berries

A quick tip on how to best freeze the summer bounty of fresh berries: freeze on a parchment-lined tray in a single layer until firm, and then pour into a zipper-lock bag, label, and freeze.

Jul 10, 2010

Cooking in Season

Tips for Strawberry Picking

Getting the best strawberry is not simply a matter of going to a U-pick. You must also know where to pick and how to pick. Let me show you.

Jun 26, 2010

Cooking in Season

The Wild Salmon Taste-Off: Red Spring vs White Spring

This evening, our family had a taste-test for dinner. And it all started because of the new guy at …

Jun 24, 2010

My Life in Food

Defending Our Backyard

Defening our Backyard is a fabulous food festival and fundraiser for local farmers (wow, say that 5 times fast). It takes place on Vancouver Island at the end of May every year.

May 28, 2010


Because I want gold in 2010

Chef Heidi Fink wants to win the Best Cooking Classes in the City for the second year running. Let’s help her win gold in 2010!

Apr 15, 2010

My Life in Food

Fun With Tiny Eggs

For all my knowledge about quail egg use in Asian cooking, I did not really know the egg of the quail. In honour of Eggy Weekend (excuse me, Easter weekend), I decided to delve into a quail-egg kitchen experiment. But from the moment my boys saw those eggs, it was game over for serious kitchen experimentation, and game on for fun with tiny eggs.

Apr 1, 2010

My Life in Food

Ode to my friend T.K. (who out-cheffed me)

T.K., you are one of those really energetic people. A do-er. The kind of person who cycles 30 minutes to and  …

Feb 21, 2010


Cooking With Tea

This is almost the strangest thing I do – I cook with tea. Well, to be honest, I …

Feb 10, 2010

Extreme Foodie

FEATURE INGREDIENT: a very special seaweed

Inspired by a question I received today via email, I have chosen to feature a decidedly un-glamourous ingredient: …

Jan 29, 2010

My Life in Food


I love this: I wrote a pro-lard article and managed to get it published. And paid for. Twice. …

Jan 13, 2010