Author Archives: Bill Jones

About Bill Jones

Chef, Author and Forager

Salmon Celebration Dinner

  August 18, 2012 We love and respect our amazing local salmon. This dinner is a tribute to our deep and sometimes fragile connection to our local salmon species. We explore as many salmon types as we can find and … Continue reading

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Vancouver Island Meats – BBQ

July 7th 5:00pm – 9:00 pm This dinner is an exploration of our favourite meat producers on Vancouver Island. Artisan producers who raise meat humanly, pasture-raised and slowly matured. We are celebrating these producers in an event that dovetails with … Continue reading

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Class: Healthy Cooking from the Oceans

June 9: Healthy Cook­ing from the Oceans Sea­weed and Rice Noo­dle Salad Pan-seared Scal­lops with Mush­rooms and Greens Steamed Black Cod and Asian Veg­etable with Lemon Sauce Poached Salmon with Pea and Chick­pea Puree   These classes are oppor­tu­ni­ties to expand your culi­nary … Continue reading

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Class: Spot Prawn Cooking

  May 26 : Spot Prawns Poached Spot Prawns with Japanese Flavours Sauteed Spot Prawns with Chili and Garlic Spot Prawn Bisque with Coconut Milk Spot Prawn Risotto with Spinach These classes are oppor­tu­ni­ties to expand your culi­nary hori­zons cook­ing … Continue reading

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Spot Prawn and Dungeness Crab Dinner

Spot Prawn and Dungeness Crab Dinner Sat­ur­day June 23rd In honor of the short season for Spot Prawns and the height of the crab season we are pairing the two in a memorable meal canapes Crab Salad Rolls with Wasabi … Continue reading

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Spring 2012 Wild Food Forages:

Sat­ur­day, April 28, Sat­ur­day, May 19, — Vic­to­ria Day Weekend 11:00 am — 4:00 pm The course is a fun day explor­ing the wild foods of the Cowichan Val­ley. We start with an infor­ma­tive talk in our farm class­room and then … Continue reading

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Morel and Pasture-Raised Chicken Feast

Saturday May 5th Each year we prepare a feast based on the king of the spring mushroom season – Morels. This year we are highlighting the wonderful marriage of morels and our wonderful local pasture-raised chicken. This is old school … Continue reading

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Wild Foods Dinner – Spring Tonic

Saturday, April 14, 2012   To welcome spring we will hold a dinner celebrating our bounty of local wild food. Based on foraged wild plants and ocean treats we will be serving some of our favourite springtime foods. We promise … Continue reading

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Artisan Coffee Pairing Menu

Arti­san Cof­fee Pair­ing Menu March 17. 2012 5:00 pm — 9:00 pm We will be work­ing with Drum­roaster Cof­fee to cre­ate a menu that show­cases the flavour and cre­ativ­ity of pre­mium cof­fee beans from a vari­ety of origins. Apps: Island Aged Farm­house cheese … Continue reading

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Cooking Class: Cultivated and Medicinal Mushrooms

Saturday, March 10th, 2o12 12 noon – 5:00 pm Cooking with Cultivated and Medicinal Mushrooms Mushrooms have been used as a tonic and medicine for centuries. China and Japan where the first to explore the effects of fungi on well-being … Continue reading

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