Category Archives: Community Kitchens

Stinging Nettle Pesto Recipe

Here’s my recipe for Stinging Nettle Pesto.   Stinging nettles are found in the corner of Banfield Commons Garden closest to Craigflower Road and the parking lot.  As the nettles can sting, it’s advisable to wear gloves while gathering them. This recipe … Continue reading

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Spring Community Potluck Dinner

Sunday April 6, 5:30 pm Victoria West Community Centre We’d love to see you! Bring a dish to share, cold or warm, easy or elaborate, entree or dessert. Bring your children, friends, neighbours. Musicians, yes, we would like your tunes … Continue reading

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Making Marmalade with Mum

Seville oranges, difficult to source here on the island but readily available in stores in January, means time to make marmalade.  Usually my jar just magically appears from my mother’s kitchen, all nice and orange and full of bits. This year … Continue reading

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New Year’s Day Field to Feast

Happy New Year Everyone, This morning I was invited to a New Year’s Day dinner, and with very little time and not much in my pantry, I ran over to Rayn or Shine to see what I still had in … Continue reading

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Ava’s Jam Kitchen

This past autumn I really got into jam and chutney making.  I grew up rurally, with a huge garden, fruit trees and berry bushes, chickens and 10 acres of forest to play in.

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