Pastry chef Daniel Vokey makes classic gingerbread men (and other whimsical shapes) at Patisserie Daniel, using his special spice mix and this classic cookie recipe. We followed his recipe to make these cookies for the Dig This Oak Bay Open House and everyone loved them! Recipe with permission of YAM Magazine, from the Nov/Dec issue.Read more »
The Horticultural Centre of the Pacific has four great workshops this fall: making handmade herbal gifts, wreath making, festive table centrepieces and even one making a fun, festive reindeer.
For full details click here.Read more »
Cherry Clafoutis. With all those lovely ripe cherries now in season, it’s a perfect time to make this classic French dessert.
Clafoutis can also be made with plums, blueberries, raspberries or blackberries.
Yum!Read more »
The West Coast Seeds 2016 catalogue is here! Pick up a copy so you can start planning your 2016 garden. We expect the first shipment of seeds to arrive some time in January along with those from our other favourite seed company, Renee’s Garden.Read more »
Concrete Garden is a free local magazine focused on growing food in urban settings, whether that was through community farms, backyard gardening or just supporting local farmers. It’s a thoughtful source for those interested in food sustainability and urban agriculture. Available at Victoria area Dig This stores.Read more »
The Favour Valley Acres calendar is available for purchase at Dig This Nanaimo. The $10 cost will support their efforts to mentor people in gardening, land stewardship and animal husbandry, while building life skills and improving our food security.Read more »
This pesto recipe in our latest newsletter was missing one essential ingredient – the olive oil! Our apologies. Here it is with all the ingredients needed.Read more »
On the assumption that you can never have too much inspiration for your garden, let us share one of our favourite sources of garden inspiration: Garden Therapy. Visit their website to learn how to make this lovely succulent planter.Read more »
For the next number of weeks, you can do more than peer over the fence at other people’s gardens – you can actually visit some of the best ones in your community! Make a day of it: find some friends, map out your route, plan a stop for lunch, and just enjoy the loveliness of Vancouver Island.Read more »
I often find it hard to pull out seedlings that I’ve worked so hard to germinate, but if you want your plants to be happy and healthy, it’s something you just have to do. This informative little video from Renee’s Garden shows you how and tells you why it is so important.Read more »