Author Archives: Bill Jones

About Bill Jones

Chef, Author and Forager

Class: Spanish Country Cooking — Pork

Saturday September 8 Pork is the chefs best friend, easy to cook and loved by almost everyone. This class explores the celebrated love affair with Spain and the humble pig. It is guaranteed to be a great class to quench … Continue reading

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Class: Italian Country Cooking — Vegetable Dishes

Saturday August 11 We like our veg­eta­bles here on the farm. It’s a way for us to get the most from our food resources and to cel­e­brate the sea­sonal bounty of the gar­den. Our classes are fun ways to learn … Continue reading

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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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