Backyard Shiitake Mushroom Farming

Mushrooms! They are such fantastical life forms, evoking thoughts of fairies and fairy rings with deeply entrenched folklore. Or smurfs. I will do you all a favour and avoid punny reference to “fun guys” but once you try your hand at growing them, you may find that they are quite the little charmers! Mushrooms are the fruiting body of fungus. Now “fungus” does not bring … Continue reading Backyard Shiitake Mushroom Farming

Winter Cooking Class Recipes: Local Appetizers 101

The third and final class of the Winter Cooking Class Series took place last Thursday evening at Local Source Market. This week, our group expanded to include a farmer and two journalism students. Our instructor for the evening, a former home economics teacher, selected a menu of appetizers – her specialty and my favourite! Our ingredients included Fox Hill cheddar cheese, Julien’s Bakery baguette, Noggins apples and … Continue reading Winter Cooking Class Recipes: Local Appetizers 101