Food

🔍Read Full ArticleStill Growing

Still Growing

👤Sheila Peters 🕔May 01, 2017

Sustaining northern agriculture

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🔍Read Full ArticleBrewing Community

Brewing Community

🕔May 01, 2017

Northern BC breweries team up to quench thirst across the region.

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🔍Read Full ArticleWhen One Store Closes…

When One Store Closes…

👤Amanda Follett Hosgood 🕔Nov 25, 2016

Communities pull together in the face of supermarket losses

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🔍Read Full ArticleThe Path of the Herbalist

The Path of the Herbalist

👤Emily Bulmer 🕔Aug 01, 2016

Imagine dried herbs, ground-up roots and powdered barks carefully labelled and arranged in neat wooden boxes, dried berries wrapped in a deer skin pouch or willow bark being boiled in a cast iron pot over an open campfire.

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🔍Read Full ArticleMobile Eateries Drive Home Local  Food Movement

Mobile Eateries Drive Home Local Food Movement

👤Diandra Oliver 🕔May 31, 2016

When you tuck in behind the wheel on your next journey along a northern BC highway, there’s a pretty good chance you will already have your favourite pit stops planned out.

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🔍Read Full ArticleGrowing the Northern Tomato

Growing the Northern Tomato

👤Emily Bulmer 🕔May 31, 2016

If a northern gardener is going to be caught bragging, chances are good that it will be about their tomatoes.

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🔍Read Full ArticleStoring Fresh: How to keep tasty fruits and veggies for winter

Storing Fresh: How to keep tasty fruits and veggies for winter

👤Norma Kerby 🕔Oct 09, 2015

In February, the spaghetti squash in my coldroom was still as crisp as the previous autumn. Even the five large zucchinis had not moulded or withered.

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🔍Read Full ArticleSmokin’ Good Fish:  Many ways to smoke a salmon

Smokin’ Good Fish:  Many ways to smoke a salmon

👤Emily Bulmer 🕔Jul 31, 2015

A slight breeze rustles the aspen leaves, and on it drifts the distinct scent of a northern summer. It could be a campfire or a Bar-B-Q, but when the days are long and when the salmon are running, the smell of smoke carries with it the flavour of curing fish and the promise of good eating throughout the winter.

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🔍Read Full ArticleMedicinal flower power:  More than just a pretty face

Medicinal flower power:  More than just a pretty face

👤Emily Bulmer 🕔Jun 01, 2015

Flowers are widely viewed as something decorative to put in the front yard or to help improve pollination for squash by attracting bees.

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🔍Read Full ArticleThe bitter side of sweetness: Struggling with obsessive  eating disorder

The bitter side of sweetness: Struggling with obsessive eating disorder

👤Amanda Follett Hosgood 🕔Oct 09, 2014

Lisa sits across from me in a Smithers coffee shop, sipping a caramel macchiato.

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🔍Read Full ArticleWinterizing northern gardens:  Pull ’em out, turn ’em over, tuck ’em in.

Winterizing northern gardens:  Pull ’em out, turn ’em over, tuck ’em in.

👤Norma Kerby 🕔Oct 09, 2014

“Farmer’s Almanac says it’s going to be a cold winter.”

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🔍Read Full ArticleCrop studies:  Learning more about the food we grow

Crop studies:  Learning more about the food we grow

👤Alicia Bridges 🕔Aug 04, 2014

In the 1940s and ’50s, federally funded experimental farms in Smithers and Prince George were part of a network across Canada established to trial new crops and develop the nation’s agricultural prowess.

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🔍Read Full ArticleRainbow Carrots:  New farmers bring promise to north coast agriculture

Rainbow Carrots:  New farmers bring promise to north coast agriculture

👤Norma Kerby 🕔Aug 04, 2014

“So how did you become so enthusiastic about being a farmer?” I ask Anita Hein, owner of Anita Farm in Jackpine Flats outside Terrace.

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🔍Read Full ArticleDandelions:  An underrated northern delicacy

Dandelions:  An underrated northern delicacy

👤Michele Genest 🕔May 30, 2014

The dandelion is a plant that gives and gives...

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🔍Read Full ArticleSuper Spuds:  Heritage potatoes return to the North

Super Spuds:  Heritage potatoes return to the North

👤Norma Kerby 🕔May 30, 2014

No one was eating the mashed potatoes.

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🔍Read Full ArticleFood Secure: Maintaining access to sustainable nutrition

Food Secure: Maintaining access to sustainable nutrition

👤Norma Kerby 🕔Apr 04, 2014

“So what exactly is food security?”

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🔍Read Full ArticleThe Search for Local Cheese Culture

The Search for Local Cheese Culture

👤Emily Bulmer 🕔Apr 04, 2014

Mmm… smooth, creamy, stinky cheese.

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🔍Read Full ArticleSeed-saving——a heritage tradition for the future

Seed-saving——a heritage tradition for the future

👤Emily Bulmer 🕔Oct 02, 2013

Before ordering seeds from a catalogue was common, seed-saving from the backyard and trading with neighbours was a tradition that generations of gardeners followed to keep harvests plentiful.

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🔍Read Full ArticleSoapberry’s gift: Hardworking shrub gives more than it takes

Soapberry’s gift: Hardworking shrub gives more than it takes

👤Carol Ponchet-Cassidy 🕔Aug 01, 2013

Plants provide us with so much: fresh air, food, fabric, fuel, beauty… the list goes on.

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🔍Read Full ArticleNative pollinators:  The key to garden abundance

Native pollinators:  The key to garden abundance

👤Emily Bulmer 🕔Aug 01, 2013

Scream! Swoon! Swat! Squish! It’s the recognizable four-step “get that bee out of my hair” jive.

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🔍Read Full ArticleShelving Sunshine:  the art of food dehydration

Shelving Sunshine:  the art of food dehydration

👤Norma Kerby 🕔May 31, 2013

“What are you going to do with all those apples?”

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🔍Read Full ArticleThe Northern Garden Gamble:  know when to hold ‘em, know when to sow ‘em

The Northern Garden Gamble:  know when to hold ‘em, know when to sow ‘em

👤Emily Bulmer 🕔Mar 29, 2013

When the robins are back and the pussy-willows are in their prime, northern gardeners emerge from hibernation and start pacing around the piles of snow and sodden earth, trying their best to be patient until spring really arrives so the planting can begin.

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🔍Read Full ArticleThe Salmon Cycle: Keeping Salmon sustainable and close to home

The Salmon Cycle: Keeping Salmon sustainable and close to home

👤Amanda Follett Hosgood 🕔Mar 29, 2013

It’s unknown exactly how long the Lake Babine people have relied upon salmon. For countless generations, ocean-run sockeye made its way from the Pacific, up the Skeena River, to the Babine River and its spawning grounds at Babine Lake, sustaining the nation while also providing a resource to trade with other nations.

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🔍Read Full ArticlePurges and Pies: the strange story of northern rhubarb

Purges and Pies: the strange story of northern rhubarb

👤Norma Kerby 🕔Mar 28, 2013

How rhubarb came to northern BC.

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🔍Read Full ArticleSharing Something Good: Renowned Rupert Restaurant Releases Recipes

Sharing Something Good: Renowned Rupert Restaurant Releases Recipes

👤Frances Riley 🕔Apr 01, 2012

It’s not much bigger than your average home’s kitchen and dining room, but Prince Rupert’s Cow Bay Café has a powerful reputation that belies its modest square footage. For 16 years, eating a meal at this cosy gem of a restaurant (if you can get a reservation) has been as much an essential Rupert experience as having your brolly blown inside-out by a gale. It’s a favoured destination for special birthday tète-a-tètes, business lunches for suits from the Port, and dinners to show off its charming waterfront location to family and visitors from away

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