Learn about poisonous berries to avoid in the wilds of BC
Green figs grow like mad in Vancouver, so what do you do with them all? Here’s a simple recipe for Persian style green fig preserves which are traditionally eaten for breakfast with bread, butter and nuts.
There are hundreds of species of bamboo, all of which are edible. Some are better than others, many species only grow tough, bitter shoots, which must be cooked for a long time to be edible. Black bamboo (Phyllostachys nigra) grows well in our lower mainland (BC) climate and is very tasty, just make sure you […]
How to make the best fish and chips
Chef Robin Kort sows you how to forage for stinging nettles in BC with tips on how to cook them.
Learn how to forage for wild currants in BC
Fiddleheads are the tasty edible part of a young fern shoot. All curled up in a tight green ball, you pick these delicacies in springtime. In our area (Vancouver), bracken fern and lady fern are the two that are found (ostrich fern is the commercial variety, you can find in Northern BC). To hunt for […]
Here is a very simple recipe for how to make maple snow a true Canadian tradition of drizzling hot maple candy on snow to harden it.
Enjoy this German mulled wine recipe (Gluhwein) and happy Christmas from Chef Robin!
You might NOT want to make this recipe, because once you taste it, you’ll never be able to buy tomato paste in a tube again. Every year in summer when the tomatoes are at their finest, juiciest and ripest, you’ll have to get out this recipe and spend all day making enough paste to last […]