Author Archives: Bill Jones

About Bill Jones

Chef, Author and Forager

Vegetarian Cooking Class

Saturday, September 10th, 2o11 Vegetarian Delights September is harvest time around here and we love it. This class kicks off our fall schedule of classes with a look towards the food of  Spain and Portugal.. These are two areas of … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Harvest Dinner

August 20, Vegetarian Harvest Dinner Every August in the epicenter of the bounty from our gardens, we showcase the heights that vegetarian food can climb to. This dinner is a celebration of the harvest and one of our favourite events … Continue reading

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Spot Prawns and Dungeness Crab Dinner

June 25: Spot Prawn and Dungeness Crab Din­ner Spot Prawns are a seasonal treat that are harvest in May and June in our region. This year has been an outstanding one for the volume and quality of this sustainable seafood … Continue reading

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July 9th – BBQ with the Masters

Saturday July 9th, 2011 Join us at the farm with special guest Don Genova of CBC and Pacific Palate fame. Don is well known for his passion for Canadian Foods and for his love of all things grilled. We will … Continue reading

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Morel Mushroom and Lamb Dinner

Succulent Lamb and earthy morels are a marriage made in heaven. We explore the global word of flavours as we work with a whole local lamb presented from nose to tail. May 28: Morel Mush­rooms and Lamb Canapes: Smoked Lamb with … Continue reading

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Morel Cooking Class

Saturday, May 7th, 2o11 Cooking with Morel Mushrooms (Mother’s Day Weekend) We love our morel mushrooms around here! We wait patiently all through the winter until the first blossoms of spring – then we start hunting for these delicious culinary … Continue reading

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Wild Food Forages

Spring 2011 Wild Food Forage: Sat­ur­day, April 30, Sat­ur­day, May 21, — 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 … Continue reading

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Cooking Class: The Cowichan Mediterranean Diet

Saturday, April 2nd, 2o11 The Vancouver Island-style Mediterranean Diet This class looks at rustic and healthy food from around the rim of the Mediterranean ocean transplanted to Vancouver Island using local and sustainable ingredients. In our exploration of local foods … Continue reading

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Spring Wild Food Celebration

April 16: Spring Wild Food Celebration note: we will also be cooking a vegetarian version of this menu Canapes: BBQ Octopus, Sweet Cicely and Wild Rice “Jars” Venison tartar, Peppercress and garlic confit Fresh Cheese with Oxeye Daisy Stinging Nettle … Continue reading

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Mushroom Cooking Class

Mushrooms for Health Mushrooms have been used as a medicinal ingredient for thousands of years. Everything you ever wanted to know (but were afraid to ask). – Sourcing, storage, preserving – shiitake and reishi mushroom spotlight – Mushroom tea and … Continue reading

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