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September 02, 2016

BC Chefs Recipes

B.C Chef Recipes supporting B.C Farmers


Recipes from BCAFM website ...

September 02, 2016

Cucumber Salad

Featured Seasonal Recipe

Smashed Cucumber Salad:


  • 2 or 3 cucumbers
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
  • chili oil (for serving)



  1. Gently smack cucumbers with a rolling pin or the bottom of a heavy pot until they begin to break apart.
  2. Tear into bite-size pieces.
  3. Transfer to a colander; toss with 1 tsp. salt.
  4. Let sit for 10 minutes to drain excess ...

August 30, 2016

Beef Stew Belgian Style

beef stew


Marie-Claire Rucquoy: I was born in Belgium, lived in Connecticut, Trinidad, London Ont., Toronto and Vancouver so my recipes are drawn from several cultures. My interest in health and wellness based on healthy, tasteful nutrition is deep and long-standing.

Beef Stew Belgian Style

Serves 8 

1-1/2 lb Beef chuck, cut into 1 inch cubes 
3 tbs all-purpose flour 
1 tbs vegetable oil 
3 large onions, sliced 
3 cups mushrooms, sliced 
2 cups beef broth 
1 bottle of dark beer 
5 cups sliced carrots 
1-1/2 ...

August 26, 2016

Project Gazpacho


David Hawkins’ Project Gazpacho

Folks have been telling me that I should practice what I preach in regards to buying seasonal ingredients at the market and getting them to the table in 24 hours.

So Project Gazapacho was conceived by my shopping at the market on August 21 for ingredients listed in the Week 34 recipe for Chefs with L’Attitude on my website at

As with most of my life, my plans had to be adjusted; my son Matthew’s Volvo broke down in Vancouver  and so  I ...

August 10, 2016

Far Sighted Article on

I was struck with the words of foresight and wisdom in an article by Ian Clarke in today's Globe and Mail entitled "Urban agriculture may be inefficient, but it’s a model for a sustainable future" and thought it was worth sharing the article at our Directors Blog.


David Hawkins – Vice ...

August 05, 2016

2016 Mary Hartwell Scholarship

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2016 Mary Hartwell Scholarship! Once more The White Rock Farmers’ Market is devoting its amazing support to the upcoming leaders of our regional food system. BC Farmers’ Markets are at the heart of our local food system and our outstanding candidates have demonstrated a clear understand of the importance of being “advocates” to our markets in the context of a growing local food system. With our market’s support, we help build and strengthen the network ...

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