Located just east of Vancouver and just north of the US border, the Fraser Valley is a food-lovers' paradise. The region wholeheartedly embraces eating local, celebrating the bounty grown in its own backyard, and supporting the people behind it.
Author Angie Quaale is a Fraser Valley local and owner of Well Seasoned. Open this book and take a road trip with her, from Langley to Abbotsford to Chilliwack, with stops at Surrey, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, and Mission in between. Angie will guide you through the Fraser Valley sharing stories and anecdotes along the way, and help you really get to know the people behind the region's food and drink.
Not sure where to start? With hand-drawn maps, itineraries for day trips, and a guide to the Fraser Valley's seasons, Eating Local in the Fraser Valley gives you a taste of everything the region has to offer, and much, much more.
Even without planning a visit, you can celebrate eating local with the recipes featured in this book--many contributed by the producers themselves. There are more than 70 delicious recipes to choose from--from Slow-Braised Beef Short Ribs, Summer Niçoise Salad, Cheesy Beer Quick Bread, Lobster Mac and Cheese, and Leftover Turkey Tortilla Soup, to Strawberry Shortcake, Bird's Nest Cookies, Truffle-Stuffed Molten Chocolate Cakes, and Bumbleberry Pie--all made with fresh, Fraser Valley ingredients.
Fall in love with the farmers, families and foods of the Fraser Valley, and let them put you in touch with your love for local--wherever your local may be.
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Seasonally inspired recipes for creating and cooking with artisanal preserves; but Lee Murphy - proprietor of Visa D'oro Farms & Winery.
Featuring 150 full-colour photographs, this beautiful book is a celebration of the pleasures of making your own preserves, living seasonally, and the myriad ways preserves can enhance your cooking every day.
You’ll find recipes:
The Preservatory is a place for creation; a farm based artisanal food production company, specializing in seasonal preserves. The Preservatory preserves are made in copper kettles using traditional cooking methods and innovative flavour pairings. Using ‘at their peak’ in-season fruits, much of which is grown right on our farm, Vista D’oro. Their delicious and versatile preserves are meant for pairing and sharing; served on a cheese board, as a glaze for roast meats or simply alongside fresh baked scones. They've been proudly making fruit shine since 2002.
The Preservatory is owned and operated by author Lee Murphy with her partner and husband, Patrick who is the winemaker and farmer who supplies all the fresh fruit for the delicious preserves. Their preserves have been featured in Country Living magazine, enRoute, Canadian Living, and many other publications. Now you too can celebrate local with their book!
Fraser Valley Gourmet is a small confectionery company with a big passion for exceptional gourmet candy! Since its inception, Fraser Valley Gourmet has committed to delivering a consistently great tasting candy that has the best soft-crunch texture and fabulous caramelized toffee flavour in each bite. The roasted almonds, and 100% pure butter we use to makes the candy results in a flavour and texture that is simply irresistible.
Gift Ideas: It makes a great host/hostess gift. Pair it with a local tea or coffee (or liquor) and really make a splash.
Pick up all three flavours today.
The recipes are specially formulated to allow our customers to safely consume the "raw" dough. There are no raw eggs or unpasteurized ingredients – this product is designed to satisfy that cookie dough craving and not result in an upset stomach if you over do it.
This dough is not actual cookie dough and cannot be baked into cookies...it is meant to be consumed as is “raw”.
The dough is packaged in single serving containers with a wooden spoon inside so it can be consumed immediately (because who can wait to get home to eat their cookie dough?)!
Made with pasteurized eggs or flax, our flour goes through a special heat treatment so it is entirely safe to enjoy by the spoonful. We use only the finest ingredients including real butter, pure vanilla, high quality chocolate and, of course sugar.
**For in-store pick-up only. Frozen product.**
Hunter Browns (Vancouver, BC) makes pure brown butter to turn your recipes gourmet in no time!
Brown butter, or beurre noisette, is a staple gourmet ingredient known as the "truffle oil of butter". Its caramelesque aroma and slightly nutty taste can eevate almost any dish but is known for being tedious to cook and often intimidating to make. UNTIL NOW.
Hunter Browns' brown butter cubes brings you pure European-style butter that's been browned to perfection. Each cube is equal to one tablespoon; no measuring is needed. Simply drop in the number of tablespoons the recipe calls for and voila!
Use it on sweet or savoury recipes, for both cooking and baking.