Guess where I was 2 weeks ago? If you guessed ‘Kashmir’, you would be incorrect. I was actually a mere 15 minute drive from my house at A.C. Gilmore Farms (above), located on No. 8 Road in Richmond, B.C. (The llama’s name is ‘Ben’ and that’s the Nanaksar Gurdwara Guru Sikh Temple in the background.) [...]
Posts from ‘September, 2008’
Our homemade Ricotta…..No, wait- it’s actually ‘Day Cheese’.
Earlier this month I invited two friends over to spend a Sunday afternoon at my house…..or rather, in my kitchen. Somehow we had gotten it into our heads that we should try our collective hand at making cheese. My friend, Sylvia, is a modern day Renaissance woman who [...]
A Vancouver backyard bursting with bounty…..planted (and tended) by City Farm Boy.
“Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens.”- Thomas Jefferson
I find it more than a little surprising (and embarrassing) that, at the ripe old age of 40, I have never grown a vegetable garden of my own. Sure, I love to visit farms [...]
Sisterly bonding at Red’s Java House.
Though Slow Food Nation was certainly the main purpose for my recent visit to San Francisco, this richly diverse city is one of the best places to eat (and drink) any day of the year. I felt extremely fortunate to be there for many reasons, especially to enjoy an opportunity [...]
The Fish Pavilion at Fort Mason
I am continually in awe of those who speak eloquently. You know the ones- always able to effortlessly find the perfect turn of phrase at the perfect time, managing to articulate a thought or an idea with both precision and poetry. Regrettably, I simply ain’t one of those people. [...]
Alice Waters (photographed by Annie Lebowitz)
What can $100 buy you these days? A designer sweatshirt, dinner for two, a tank of gas…..or 4 tickets to see 4 sets of guest panel speakers blow your mind at the Herbst Theatre. Below is the line-up I chose to see during my 2 days at the Slow Food [...]
This was the scene that greeted me as I made my way last Friday to day #1 of the ‘Food For Thought Speaker Series’. WOW!! Erected smack in front of San Francisco’s City Hall, this ornamental edible garden provided a striking juxtaposition to its stately civic backdrop. Created in collaboration with Victory Gardens 2008 (planted [...]
Several people have asked me this question lately. For those who have not heard the term before, ‘Slow Food‘ seems to conjure up images of crock pots simmering soups and stews at about the same speed paint drys. Here is the simple answer:
“Everyone has a universal right to food that is good (tastes delicious), [...]