Urban Cultivators at home and in the garden…

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I started using an Urban Cultivator back in the kitchens in the hotel, because it was amazing to serve someone a dish where they’d been able to watch you hand-clip their greens seconds before they’d hit the plate. If you’re not already familiar with them, you should check them out- i’ll get into it more in…

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Campari Caponata – Sicilian “sweet & sour”

Anyone who follows what I do is probably aware that I have a huge love affair with Italian cuisine- this is where I marry that with my similar love of tomatoes, lol the Campari tomatoes we’re producing at Village Farms are particularily sweet and put out a ton of juice, so I tend to use those…

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Dinner with Domenica Fiore…

For those who aren’t already familiar with it, Domenica Fiore Extra Virgin Olive oil is a phenomenal oil produced in Orvieto, Italy. Here’s a brief intro from Cesare Bianchini, the producer, and Frank Guistra, the owner … My relationship with Domenica Fiore has always revolved around one memorable meal or another, and these are all snippets from…

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  • Sea to Sky Caponata at the Squamish Farmer’s Market
  • sneak peek at the new offerings…
  • visiting Cesare Bianchini at Domenica Fiore
  • back to the Village Farms greenhouse…
  • visions of the new Sushi Bar with Taka and Will
  • a mission to find olive oil – SIAFTA IV in Campobasso