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Mango Salsa by Chris Graham

Mango Salsa Recipe

Hi, Chris here; the “Tamale Guy” from the Comox Valley Farmer’s Market. Some of you may remember heaping this mango salsa onto your tamale. Well, here’s the recipe! Enjoy! Mango Salsa Ingredients: 4 Ripe Mangos (Ataulfo is best) Small Red Onion Juice of One Lime Sprig of Mint Seedless Grapes (Red looks better) Salt Hot […]

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Pieces Celebrating Textile

Pieces: Celebrating Textiles

By: Lynda Drury Pieces: Celebrating Textiles Is an immersion in hand work and contemporary thought related to textiles, bringing together making, materials and meaning. Charllotte Kwon, of Maiwa fame, provides our opening night Conversation, setting the context for this event within a slow fashion framework. The Florence Filberg Center from late Friday afternoon March 27th through […]

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Valencian Paella

See Recipe for Valencian Paella

Valencian Paella Recipe  by Chef Jane Ireland Ingredients: 6 cups of chicken stock Generous pinch of saffron 1 pound of boneless chicken thighs cut into 1-inch pieces Salt and pepper 2 teaspoons of smoked paprika 1 teaspoon of oregano 5 tablespoons olive oil 8 ounces of chorizo sausage 1 onion diced 1 red pepper chopped 3⁄4 […]

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Ryuo II

Packing Fish On The Ryou II

  As a newcomer to the West Coast, (I’ve only been here 26 years) I can still remember when I was a little boy, dreaming of fishing or of being on some kind of a fishboat in BC. Can that be attributed to too much “Beachcombers” on Thursday after school? Probably. That’s a little hard to admit but […]

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40 Knots Winery

40 Knots Estate Winery at Comox Valley

I spent a great afternoon visiting with Brenda Hetman-Craig and Layne Craig who are the proud new owners of 40 Knots Vineyard and Estate Winery in Comox. Friendly, welcoming and informative this couple will prove to be great stewards of this amazing place. You can find the winery at 2400 Anderton Road. Head towards the Little River Ferry terminal […]

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