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Category: Arts:Food

Exploring and promoting local food culture.

August 1, 2017

Episode 133 “What makes Hot Chocolates a great place”

What a great time and I must say some great treats. If you love  chocolates and sweet things this is the podcast for you. We have a chance to talk with Jordan Marshall owner and Michele Henry  general manager of Hot Chocolates. Learn their history and the great treat great things they make from the amazing store from downtown Courtenay British Columbia.



Hot Chocolates &
Cakebread Artisan Bakery
368 Fifth Street, Downtown Courtenay
Phone: 250-338-8211 ext.3
Fax: 250-897-1297
FaceBookhttps://www.facebook.com/HotChocolatesCV   Instagram:@cvhotchocolates 
July 25, 2017

Episode 132 “What is with all the Plastic?”

On this episode after a visit to the local grocery market Jonathan goes on a bit of a rant about plastics and plastics in the food industry. How can we change things? What can we do? Darren and Jonathan have some ideas and look forward to hearing from you about of some of your own.


June 19, 2017

Episode 131″What to do this summer?”

Summer is here and it's time to get out. In this episode chef Jonathan and Darren take the time to go over some fun activities and interesting things to do around your community. We hope to keep you entertained as well as find a way to fill your belly.

June 6, 2017

Episode 130 “Food, Art, Poetry, Is There a Connection?”

This episode is all about art and poetry. What's the connection?  We were lucky enough to be joined by our friend and Comox Valley's own Poet Laureate Natalie Nickerson. We learn a little of her role and what she will be up to over the next two years. More importantly, we draw connections between what we eat and how it becomes art.

May 29, 2017

Episode 129″Can Food Be Your Medicine?”

Can food be your medicine? Funny to even say, we are questioning if what you put in your body can affect your everyday life. On this episode we get the chance to talk again with Chanchal Cabrera of Innisfree Farms. We talk home remedies and the importances of planning what you eat in everyday life.

May 10, 2017

Episode 128″ What’s so important about olive oil”


Ever wonder what's so great about Olive Oil? This episode we talk with Lisa Whitmore from Signature Oil & Vinegar. We get into the joy of cooking with quality olive oils and what to look out for next time you pick up a bottle. Hint: freshly made olive oil from passionate individuals is best. Find out what Signature Oil & Vinegar can provide to you and how they can help make your next meal special.


The Courtenay store is open Monday to Saturday 10am–6pm, Sunday 11am-4pm.

The Campbell River store is open Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm.

Email Us: signatureoilandvinegar@shaw.ca

Crown Isle Shopping Centre
#207B – 444 Lerwick Rd
Courtenay, BC, V9N 0A9
Phone: 250-871-0700

Campbell River
Tyee Plaza
1121 Shoppers Row
Campbell River, V0W 2C7
Phone: 250-914-3800

May 1, 2017

Episode 127 “What’s happening at Innisfree Farms?”

Chef Jonathan Frazier and Darren Howlett sit down with Chanchal Cabrera of Innisfree Farm. Chanchal brings us up to speed on all of the changes that have happened at the farm since the last time we checked in with Innisfree Farm. Most notably, the change to 'Innisfrfee Farm and Botanical Garden'. This is an exciting time for the Chanchal, Thierry and the farm, as this designation does not come lightly or easily. Listen in as she explains all they have had to do and want to do with the beautiful space that is Innisfree, including the upcoming Herb Gathering, daily tours of the gardens, apprenticeship programs, harvests, and more.

April 24, 2017

Episode 126 “What is hot on the dinner Table?”


This time we're talking about what's hot on the dinner table. Checking out the Canadian food scene we go through the top 10 of great food eats and up-and-coming trends for this year 2017.


April 21, 2017

Episode 125″What kitchen equipment do I really need?”

This time its all about kitchen equipment. Chef Jonathan and Darren take the time to talk about their favourite small-wares for your home. From knifes to frying pans this is all the things that can help you setup your kitchen and to help you make a great meal for friends and family.

March 20, 2017

Episode 124 “Why should we allow urban agriculture?”


Well the survey may be over now, but if you're interested in urban agriculture listen to us catch up with Andrea Cupelli (LUSH Valley Program Coordinator) and James McKerricher (Urban Agriculture enthusiast and LUSH Valley Board Member) to discuss some of the rewards of growing food in the city, and why they want to increase it here in our community.


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