Archive | Food Preservation

Cherry Olives

This final look at mock food considers the use of one ingredient to create a food that is not locally available, for example, the use of cherries to make Cherry Olives. The Okanagan area of British Columbia has an abundance of cherries in the summer months but olives don’t grow here. It’s not clear when […]

Continue Reading 2

Taking Refrigeration for Granted

The current cold snap notwithstanding, we take refrigeration for granted these days. We expect that perishable produce will be available to us year round and that we can keep milk in the refrigerator for two weeks. In the not-so-distant past refrigeration was out of reach for ordinary people. Up to the 19th Century, perishable or […]

Continue Reading 0

Buffaloberry – A Super Fruit

The buffaloberry (Shepherdia canadensi), also known as bulberry, soopolallie, soapberry or foamberry, is a old/new super fruit that grows in every province across Canada (except PEI) and also the western and northern United States. The buffaloberry bush grows one to four metres high in open forests and thickets and has slim grey-green leaves.  It can […]

Continue Reading 1