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Archive for 2010

A showcase of local cuisine and a passion for food, art and gardens
We love to encourage people to visit our little inn on the edge of the Pacific and experience local, seasonal and organically grown food.

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The Prince, Agaricus augustus

George Butcher found the Prince mushroom, Agaricus augustus in his yard this weekend and shared some with me. They were at the button stage. This is one of the very best edible mushrooms there is.  This mushroom is meaty, on the sweetish side and is almondy at this stage in development.  This is one of

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Boletus Smithii

I found about 6 of these mushrooms last week and Oluna Ceska was kind enough to identify them for me. They were growing in a mixed conifer, west facing, sloping forest which was made up largely of western hemlock near the beaches north of Jordan River. There was a lot of rotting wood on the

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Armillaria ostoyae and Winter Chanterelles

Today, Friday , October 1st,  I went out and found quite a few mushrooms in the Sooke area including these, Armillaria ostoyae. These are a type of Honey mushroom and they are best when young and should be well cooked to bring out the flavour. There are occasional reports of allergic reactions to these mushrooms and

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October/November Artists of the Month

October 1st – November 29th, “Art from Scratch” featuring works by Maria Kaltio and Patrice Plank will be on display at Sooke Harbour House. An opening reception with artists in attendance will be held Sunday, October 3rd, from 1-4 pm. Admission and refreshments are free so why not stop by for a look?

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