food · ingredient · local business · Salt Spring Island

Far Away Food: The Challenges of Growing a Food Business on the Gulf Islands

Twenty minutes of climbing and I am gasping for breath, initially from the hike, then from the unexpected beauty of the view. Sapphire sky fills the horizon, cotton ball clouds hang lazily in the sky and jagged islands rise from the Salish Sea. Laying out my blanket on a moss covered rocky patch, I unpack… Continue reading Far Away Food: The Challenges of Growing a Food Business on the Gulf Islands

baking · food · ingredient · vanilla

Nothing Boring about Vanilla

The dark brown bottle tips just enough to let the dark, pungent liquid drip from the opening into the belly of the measuring spoon. ┬áIt cascades into the bowl of thick, ivory coloured batter, moments away from being scooped, rolled and deposited onto a shiny cookie sheet. Soon to be transformed into the most scrumptious… Continue reading Nothing Boring about Vanilla