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Thimbleberry Jam Recipe

Thimbleberry Jam Recipe

Chef Robin gives up her best wild berry jam recipe. And teaches you where to find wild thimbleberries. Thimbleberry jam kicks raspberry ass.

BC Wild mushrooms - Chicken of the Woods

BC Wild mushrooms – Chicken of the Woods

A simple identification key for chicken of the woods mushrooms with useful tips on where/when to find them in BC and how to cook them by Chef Robin.

Simple shrimp canape recipe - Roe, cucmuber, wasabi

Simple shrimp canape recipe – Roe, cucmuber, wasabi

Chef Robin passes on her recipe for shrimp canapes with wasabi, cucumber, roe and garlic paste. The perfect pairing for summer chardonnay!

Easy dashi stock recipe

Easy dashi stock recipe

A simple recipe for dashi stock by Chef Robin – using the best Hokkaido Kombu (seaweed)

Preserving Edible Flowers - Vinegar Recipe

Preserving Edible Flowers – Vinegar Recipe

A simple recipe for edible flower vinegar by Chef Robin – using flowering currant blossoms.

Rumex obtusifolius - Broad-leaved dock - edible

Edible weeds: How to ID wild broad-leaved dock and cook it

Chef Robin teaches you how to identify edible weeds this spring and cook a simple chicken and dock stirfry. Happy foraging!

Foraging for sumac - The latest restaurant trend in spices

Foraging for sumac – The latest restaurant trend in spices

Chef Robin talks about one of her favourite wild spices, sumac. How to cook with it and where you can harvest it. Foraging for sumac is really easy and so worth it.

Foraging in winter - What can you eat?  Fall oyster mushrooms!

Foraging in winter – What can you eat? Fall oyster mushrooms!

What can you forage during winter? In Vancouver, fall oyster mushrooms can be found. Chef Robin will tell you how to ID and cook them.