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Great Bear Patties for the kids!!!

I had the pleasure of a guest serving healthy treats to the kids Thursday this week at Tuc el Nuit Elementary. Tracy Lydiatt, Owner and the creative mind behind “Great Bear Patties”, generously offered to bring some healthy cookies for the kids this week. A fantastic fit really, as these little treats are gluten free, GMO free, lactose free, vegan and soy free. In addition, low sugar and sodium. Yes, we may agree this is already awesome enough, but they taste fantastic as well, the kids loved them-and they benefit all walks of life! It was my pleasure to spend a couple of hours...

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Looking to Hire some cook hands for exciting upcoming season……..

  With the progress of the cooking school\ chef’s table really moving fast, I have decided to open a few positions to enhance our diverse, culinary driven business. I am looking for a dedicated, ambitious and responsible set of hands to help me with food production and preparation, from our farm of 125 fruit bearing trees, to our organic practice garden beds and dedicated local farmers and producer ingredients. Applicants must possess food safe,  and a willingness to learn and work independently when needed. It is our quality minded approach to “Backyard Farm” to...

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Meet Your Maker, 2014

   Come join me in Kelowna for Meet Your Maker, on March 10th! Meet Your Maker returns to the Okanagan for the third consecutive year onMonday March 10th.  This event is for Farmers, Ranchers, Fishers, Processors, Artisans, Chefs, Restaurants, Grocers, Distributors, Wholesalers and Retailers… anyone directly involved int he local food ecosystem.  Expect a full day of networking, discussions, presentations and workshops – it’s all tied together with a delicious potluck lunch.  Registration is $50 per person and it’s the most concise networking event you’ll...

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Project Update!!

What a month!! Just wanted to share the progress of the new space as we have sure been busy! Ton and I have managed to finish all of the framing for the guest powder room, as well as the dishwashing area. This is a sneak peek of the new restroom-you can see Ton’s handywork all over the house, simply impressive the vision he has for this space. Took a quick trip to the big city, and came home with a 1000 square feet of flooring, and a few character pieces waiting to be put in their place……… Electrical is almost done being roughed in, soon to be plumbing, making way for...

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Feeding the kids cool food………

Super exciting first day feeding some of the kids at Tuc El  Nuit Elementary, on the 2 day per week salad bar program. On the menu: “sneaky-sneaky” mac and cheese for the hot item(whole milk and pureed cauliflower, butternut squash and parsnip in the cheese sauce) plus a variety of fresh and colorful veggies, some Covert Farms Blue Potato Salad, Fester’s Organic Baby Greens, Oatmeal-Raisin and quince cookies, pears from the packing house, Sunshine Salad Dressing(My Peaches and Olive Oil Vinaigrette), and Sweet Pea Yogurt Dressing. Talk about a learning experience-no kids...

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A 2 Pound Peach- The year in review.

Pretty much sums it up-our largest homegrown peach of 2013. Peaches this size are always good for a chuckle, a few high fives and something delicious after a few snapshots. It is the culmination of many efforts toward mowing, feeding, watering, pruning, thinning, picking, sorting-this peach was a worthy reward for showing respecting and appreciating the ability to grow our own peaches. And so we turn the page of the year of development and launch, and start planning for the evolving possibilities to share our love of food, wine and living in the Okanagan.   It has been a great time...

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