Saturday, 23 May 2009

first local asparagus of the season!

i just got home from the trout lake farmers' market - with my first local asparagus of the season - grown @ in season farms in abbotsford.
i am excited!
i can already taste my dinner of fresh asparagus lightly grilled on the barbeque with fresh lemon, salt & pepper. the brown bastmati is soaking now - for cooking later & i will harvest some fresh salad greens & radishes from the garden to complete the meal.

life is good.

Friday, 22 May 2009


"Every choice we make can be a celebration of the world we want."

Frances Moore Lappé & Anna Lappé

Celebrate Biodiversity Day - May 22, 2009

Celebrate Biodiversity Day - May 22, 2009

International Day for Biological Diversity is a chance to celebrate the plant and seed diversity that's critical to the world's food supply. By planting many crop types - varieties that are resistant to different growing conditions, diseases, and pests - farmers all over the world ensure there's always food on the table. USC Canada and our partners are striving to protect that diversity in every country where we work.

I'm going to plant something today!

Tuesday, 19 May 2009


FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system.

Date: June 10th
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street

watch the trailer -

Panel to follow screening:

Philip Solman (Moderator), Publisher of Edible Vancouver

Valerie Roddick, Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture Planning

Paula Luther, Project Manager, Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Project

Tara McDonald, Executive Director of Vancouver Farmers Markets

Karen Rideout, Faculty of Land and Food Systems at University of British Columbia

Ana Joanes, Director & Producer, FRESH

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

ready, set, go - farmers' market season

farmers' market season is upon us - hooray. the trout lake market opens this saturday - 15th ave @ victoria (trout lake community centre). i'll be there early for fresh spring greens & a big dose of community love.

...and i'll be vending at the vancouver farmers' markets this season. i'll be there with my foodie photography - original photographs of local food framed in one of a kind frames made from reclaimed east van wood. photocards & postcards as well.

july 19 - kits mkt @ kits community centre
august 29 - west end mkt @ nelson park
october 4 - kits mkt @ kits community centre

i may end up trying a few dates @ the new station street wednesday market. check out for lots of market news. sign up for the newsletter & stay in the loop.

see you at market!

Friday, 8 May 2009

stone soup festival - may 9th

hey kids - i'll be there selling my foodie photos. come on by - i'd love to see you!

Britannia Community Centre - Napier @ Commercial Drive
12pm - 5pm
May 9 '09

This East Vancouver tradition marks the beginning of Spring and gives opportunity for the local community to celebrate together. This is our 14th year of bringing community together in celebration of spring, food, the environment and community itself. More than ever people are aware of the issues of food security, the benefits of sharing resources and eating ‘local’. Stone Soup will celebrate the global diversity of food, the environment and its importance to the ‘culture’ of our community. Stone Soup brings the community together in a quest to sample, explore, create, and experience with features such as: Latin American Foods Feast; Global Food Forum and Artist Talks; Food Workshops; Artist and Musicians; Farmer's Market; Food Film Festival; Crafts and of course FREE SOUP!