The Power of Pulses

Pulses are tried and true — people in temperate climates have been growing and eating them for more than 10,000 years. Pulses are still the most essential part of the diets of billions of people worldwide. Learn to grow and eat this nutritional powerhouse.

Kefir Crème Fraîche

Kefir culture can be used to start a broad range of dairy ferments. This recipe shows how kefir grains will culture cream into delicious creme fraiche - a tasty, healthy alternative to whipped cream. Part 2 of a series of articles explaining how to use traditional cultures for cheesemaking.

Life. Off the Grid.

This initial blog post tells the story of how Phillip Vannini became interested in off-grid living and how he began — together with Jonathan Taggart — to do research on the off-grid lifestyle in Canada.

Gourmet Garlic: Artichokes

The last of my series of posts discussing the different types of gourmet garlic will explore Artichokes, the giants of the garlic world!

Gourmet Garlic: Turbans

Is your growing season a bit too short for gourmet garlic? Turban garlic cultivars may be the solution!

Gourmet Garlic: Creoles

Originating from Spain, Creole garlics can be difficult to grow but are highly regarded for their delicious taste!

Gourmet Garlic: Asiatics

Asiatic garlic cultivars may be difficult to find, but their great taste and easy-growing nature make them a great choice for garlic lovers and growers alike!

Gourmet Garlic Curing

Garlic will keep for months if properly cured, allowing you to enjoy it all winter long!

Gourmet Garlic: Harvesting

It's that time of year again! In this post I discuss how and when to harvest your garlic.

Community Gardens in Victoria, British Columbia

When traveling, consider checking out the community gardens in the area. You can meet local people who are passionate about gardening and learn about the climate and crops that may be different than yours.

Gourmet Garlic: Garlic Scapes

Garlic scape season is nearly here. Learn how and when to cut the scapes to maximize the size of your gourmet garlic bulbs, and also how to use them as a delicious and versatile vegetable!

Gourmet Garlic: Rocamboles

In the second of this series of blog posts, I'll be discussing what are arguably the caviar of the garlic world: Rocamboles!

What is Gourmet Garlic?

Often at a farmers market you'll see garlic designated as 'gourmet.' But what does this mean? Is it a marketing gimmick? Or is there actually something special behind the name?

Gourmet Garlic: Black Garlic

In the last few years, gourmet black garlic has become an in-demand culinary ingredient. But what exactly is it? And what can you do with it?

Garlic Oil

If you eat raw garlic for its health benefits but find it difficult to consume, garlic oil can be an effective alternative. You can even make it at home!

Preserving Gourmet Garlic: Dehydration

Learn how to dehydrate gourmet garlic so you can enjoy it year-round.It takes only a few simple steps to turn fat, juicy bulbs into crunchy, golden chips!