Category: Eating Local

Summer Soba Noodle Salad and Umami Bomb

Made this simple salad for a light dinner on a warm summer night with the Umami Bomb Shitake oils. They have four different shitake oil’s available which you can find online or at a retailer across the country. I used…

Cooking with the Burgerland Smashup Burger Kit

Continuing with my home cooking adventures during the covid19 pandemic, had some fun trying out one of the new Smash Burger kits that Burgerland Smashup recently launched. I got the Oklahoma Fried Onion and Cheese 4 Pack Smashburger Kit and…

Cauliflower Tostadas and La Chula

Made these vegan Cauliflower Tostadas for a tasty plant-based dinner with the @lachulamexicankitchen Maple Salsa Macha drizzled on top. Loved the flavours of this locally produced salsa which is more like a chili oil that has some heat than the…

Indian Pantry Sauces and Spices

Chef Tushar Tonvalkar launched his Indian Pantry line last summer and is now selling these products around Metro Vancouver. Through local distributor Legends Haul the business has expanded exponentially and widened their reach. I had a chance to try some…

Cooking with Intercity Packers DIY Pacific Chowder Kit

As an Ocean Wise Seafood Chowder Chowdown Ambassador during this month of February, I have been tasting several chowders created by some local chefs and their respective restaurants. One extra special feature of this inaugural National Chowder Chowdown Festival is…

Saus

I recently came across a new hot sauce that’s produced here in Vancouver called Saus. I’ve never been a fan of hot sauces as I’m not a fan of spicy food, I actually thought they were all really hot and…

Cooking with A Taste of the Ukraine at Home

Known for their delicious Ukrainian food including their fresh and frozen Ukrainian Perogies, Cabbage Rolls & Borscht, Fried Kolbassa, Pelmeni along with cakes and more. Everything is home-made in their Burnaby and Port Moody stores. Over the past month I…

Cooking with Intercity Packers Steak Holder Bundle

I spent the past month cooking a selection of Certified Angus steak dishes at home. Richmond-based Intercity Packers wholesalers now offers a Home Delivery service providing their restaurant quality bundles of seafood, steaks and produce. This is a great idea…

Cooking with BC Blueberries

To celebrate this summer’s local blueberry season, I spent the past few days cooking a selection of Blueberry dishes at home using local BC Blueberries in each of the recipes. As fresh blueberry season is upon us, the BC Blueberry…

Cooking with Intercity Packers Seafood

I spent the past few weeks cooking a selection of Oceanwise fish dishes at home. Richmond-based Intercity Packers wholesalers recently launched a Home Delivery service providing their restaurant quality bundles of seafood, steaks and produce. This is a great idea…

Cooking with The Phamily Table Sauces

I spent the past weekend cooking some Vietnamese dishes at home and using the Phamily table sauces. I’ve used the red and gold in the past, but it’s the new Jade sauce which has impressed me the most; it’s light…

Mumgry Nut Butters

What is Mumgry? Well that was the first thing that came to mind when I saw a jar of this brand on the Dank Mart’s Instagram recently. The product looked and sounded great, I love almond butter and I love…

Laven Sourdough Bread

As a bread lover I am always looking at the outside crusting of the breads, specifically for Sourdough looking at the texture, the chewiness, the flavour, how it stands up to cutting, spreads and what it’s like for a few…

A First Taste of Haida Wild

Dirty Apron Cooking School recently played host to a media/chefs tasting of some fairly new seafood products from Haida Wild. At each of the 4 chef stations I had a chance to sample their salmon and other products as well…

Meat at Hopcott

Last week I attended a wonderful dinner at Hopcott Farms in Pitt Meadows which was the perfect setting to showoff their recent expansion of their store and facilities. This unique dinner featured farmers and local producers products from the Pitt…

Cowichan Pasta Company

Vancouver Island based Cowichan Pasta Company works with local farmers  to grow both ancient grains and modern grains for their pasta production which is then milled at True Grain Mill and Bakery. Matt Horn founded the company in 2010 first…

Quenching the Thirst Locally

It is always great to support the local producers any which way that I can, we are fortunate to live in a city where we benefit from the bounty of food and drink choices. Here are some local companies producing…

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