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Last year on the allotment I planted two types of winter squash.  (As far as I can tell summer squash are soft skinned things like courgettes and patty-pan squash, winter squash are hard skinned like pumpkins, butternuts etc.)   The first was Uchiki Kuri, a red onion squash also known as pottimarron in French as they have a taste reminiscent of sweet chestnuts.  250 more words

Food And Cooking

Health inspector not concerned with naked sushi

Naked Sushi, a Vancouver company that provides sushi served on a nude body for events, is outside the jurisdiction of health inspectors.

In Japan, it’s called Nyotaimori and it means “female body plate.” Rolls, cones and sashimi are served off the body of a naked woman. 202 more words


The Preservation Game

Because we have a seasonal climate, we are unable to produce crops steadily throughout the year: sometimes there’s loads and other times there’s very little to harvest from the garden. 119 more words

Gardening And Growing

Best of food and drink this week

Just in time for the long weekend, we’ve put together a round-up of some of our favourite recipes and food-related features this week including how to make natural sodas (low-sugar and no gadgets), an ingredient spotlight on peaches, and modern ideas for ancient grains. 385 more words

Food & Drink

Chateau de Sales, AC Pomerol, 2005

Meritage – Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon & Franc
Chateau de Sales, AC Pomerol, 2005
Bordeaux, France

Pomerol produces the most expensive wines of Bordeaux. It is a tiny appellation on the Right Bank of the Dordogne river, but home to legendary estates such as Chateau Petrus. 105 more words

The Grapevine

Errazuriz, Don Maximiano Founders Reserve 2009

Assemblage – Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Malbec, Petit Verdot

Errazuriz, Don Maximiano Founders Reserve 2009

DO Aconcagua Valley, Chile

We are thrilled to showcase one of the finest wines of Chile from a highly respected producer, Errazuriz. 150 more words

The Grapevine

Pot cookbooks moving to the mainstream as legalization movement grows

Michelle Locke/The Associated Press

There are books about cooking with herbs. And then there are books about cooking with herb.

Yes, we’re talking cannabis cuisine, a small niche in the culinary world but one that is drawing more interest as the legalization movement moves pot closer to the mainstream. 540 more words