Seasonal treat One of my favourite times of the year is when I see those huge bins of freshly harvested ears of corn at the market. Corn on the cob, a great Canadian (and American) tradition that thankfully remains a seasonal treat that we can look forward to every year. It means fall is on […]
West End farmers market The farmers market has finally started in the West End of Vancouver and we had our first walk through of the season a few weekends ago. It was a perfect day with the sun shining. A nice spread of veggies (organic and conventional), honey, preserves, farm fresh meat, even some tasty artisanal potato chips were […]
Alone again During week 44 we took some more walks in the forest, dropped our visitors off at the ferry for their flights home and started planning our return to the mainland. How did you spend your week? You can see all photos here.
Vancouver Island doesn’t disappoint When it comes to foraging for mushrooms, Vancouver Island doesn’t disappoint. Its forests are filled with fungi and lichen not all are edible but they are all interesting, we would even say some are beautiful. We were on the hunt for chanterelle and matsutake mushrooms. We did find a few but […]
Leaving the island, Vancouver and Asian cuisine We had a busy week, going from the island to Vancouver with BC Ferries, seeing some friends and eating our fill of pork buns, dumplings and hot pot! We’re ready for Italy! You can see all photos here. How did you spend your week?
A thick coating of frost Up before the sun today, heading for the ferry in Nanaimo. It was the coldest we had felt on the island and the usual heavy dew left a thick coating of frost over everything. The fishing gear stowed and our traveling bags packed we quietly loaded the car and hit the […]
As I sit here staring out at the tide coming in and listening to the waves crash right at our back door my heart rate drops. The lure of staring out at the ocean to catch a glimpse of a sea lion, otter, bald eagle, jumping salmon or even a killer whale has become addictive. […]
Flipped car, fishing and the beach Ever wonder what you would do if you were one of the first people who happened upon an accident, before the paramedics arrived? For us it was like a reflex, we ran towards the car to see if we could help. We couldn’t do much but comfort the elderly passenger […]