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

food · restaurant · review · Salt Spring Island

A Little Italy on a Little Island

The large bay window is thrown wide open, making the restaurant one large space.  The nine tables are arranged in neat rows and covered with the mandatory red and white tablecloth.  Each table hosts a glass vase cradling a fully opened crimson rose. Masts from the sailboats in the harbour sway in the warm breeze… Continue reading A Little Italy on a Little Island