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Five Vancouver Island Food Artisans You Should Know

Five Vancouver Island Food Artisans You Should Know

Vancouver Island Salt Company http://www.visaltco.com The Vancouver Island Salt Company hand harvests sea salt from local waters to create a natural product that reflects local terroir. Natural sea salt retains several valuable natural trace minerals (e.g. calcium, magnesium, potassium) that are removed during the processing of table salts. Because of this, the...

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Recipe: Membrillo (Quince Paste)

Recipe: Membrillo (Quince Paste)

Membrillo or quince paste has been served alongside good hard cheese in Spain since, well..forever. Here in North America, it's been appearing on finer cheese plates for the last decade or so. Membrillo is a glorious confection made from cooked down quince. Time-consuming, but not complicated—membrillo is well worth making....

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Host a Halloween Dinner Party

Host a Halloween Dinner Party

Halloween isn't just for kids. In fact, the whole children's holiday thing is relatively new in this celebration's very long history. For ancient people all over the Northern Hemisphere, mid-autumn meant the end of the warm growing season. It was a time to celebrate the harvest and prepare for harsher times to come when...

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