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Island Thyme

At the beginning of winter, many of us start getting a bit depressed. The lack of sun and the typical Christmas blues add to the pressures of day to day life. At times, even meeting... 



Island Thyme

The most important thing I have learned about food, in the modest number of years I’ve been involved, lays in the old cliché, "the proof is in the pudding.” Put plainly,... 



Island Thyme

In the past few articles, I’ve talked about why we need to be more aware of how and where to buy our food, and why it’s so important that we consume more local foods.... 



Island Thyme: 100 Mile Diet

Last September, I was approached by Jen of the Nanaimo Chapter of the 100 Mile Diet to participate in their yearly challenge – that being, to create a dish with nothing but local... 



Island Thyme

Fifty years ago Vancouver Island produced enough food to feed 85% of its population. Did you also know that today Vancouver Island produces only enough food to feed about 10% of it’s... 



Island Thyme: Buying Locally

Anyone who watches modern cooking shows has heard the same phrase uttered time and time again, "Use fresh local ingredients,” but how many of us actually do? Furthermore, one... 



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