Author Archives: Bill Jones

About Bill Jones

Chef, Author and Forager

Deerholme Farm Local Food Events

Late Summer & Fall at Deerholme Farm… * Event Dinners * Cooking classes * Mushroom Forage Join us for the next local food feast Saturday, September 18, 2010 Averil Creek Winemakers Dinner (Cowichan Food and Wine Festival Weekend) Gewurztraminer * … Continue reading

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Local Food Dinner Series – Summer 2010

We sit on the edge of the Pacific Ocean and have always found joy in celebrating the bounty of our oceans and sea shores. The people who bring us these products are some our our favourite people. These hearty souls … Continue reading

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Deerholme Farm in Travel + Leisure

Deerholme Farm and the Cowichan Valley Featured in July 2010 Travel and Leisure Magazine In Vancouver Island”s Cowichan Valley, there is a growing food scene that defiantly (and deliciously) local by Peter Jon Lindberg “… if Bill Jones is hosting … Continue reading

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Pasture raised meats

Maybe because I’ve been focusing on seafood for much of the past few months, it seemed time to unleash the inner carnivore. Continue reading

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Prawn-tastic

Last week the local spot prawn season opened and I followed it up with a marathon weekend of organizing a local prawn fest and coordinating a fund raiser (prawn themed) dinner in honor of my departed friend James Barber. You’d … Continue reading

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Morels – brain-like food

It was early on in my mushroom career that I was introduced to the morel. Hiking in the foothills of the Rockies, probably searching after an elusive brown trout stream… Continue reading

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Sustainable Seafood

It’s amazing how a little thing called time changes our perspectives. Growing up in Nova Scotia, I vividly remember reading about the early explorers like John Cabot who wrote of cod so abundant you could catch them off the sides … Continue reading

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Schedule of Farm Events – Spring 2010

Our next season of events will commence on March 20th. On the weekend of the Spring Equinox we will celebrate our bounty of local sustainable seafood. The following week we’ll launch our first cooking class with a hands-on look at … Continue reading

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My Life in Truffles

For the first while I was disillusioned with my truffle experience, I thought they were a mix of cognac, old socks and guilt. It was my first trip to forage for truffles that really opened my eyes. Continue reading

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All the rain promises…

– a brief review of the mushroom foraging season 2009 It’s been quite moist around Duncan these past few days, the rain falling on the hillsides has saturated our local watershed, filling up the streams and sprouting lakes where streets … Continue reading

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