Thursday, September 17, 2009

Feast of Fields Summerland, BC

We had the priviledge of being able to attend this first annual event in Summerland last month. Event organizer Rhys Pender did a great job. I know what it's like to put on a huge event and this ran very smoothly. I'm sure that it will be a well oiled event for many years to come! The event was held at Valentine Farm where they make their own vinegars. A beautiful spot to hold such an event!

We missed the event at UBC in Vancouver but are really excited to be attending the event at Providence Farm in Duncan where event organizers Jason Found & Melanie Banas having been putting on Feast of Fields on Vancouver Island since 2006.

I've attached some of my photo's from the Summerland event. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did shooting them ;)

Butter Chicken from Waterfront Restaurant/764 Restaurant

Beautiful dried mushrooms

Vinegar Works made at Valentine Farm

Kettle Valley Steam Railway passes right past their farm. How cool is that!

Home made honey ice Cream, raspberries & chocolate sauce & beautiful topping provided by Cabana Bar & Grille

The handoff of the completed creation!

Heirloom Tomatoe & Gouda Pizza made by Okanagan Grocery. They rocked!

Summer apple, brown butter streusel & caramel pizza... Need I say more?

Preparations for the after party ~ Pig on a spit but we had to split!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Fall - Harvest

I am wondering where did our summer go? With the blink of an eye there was fall! It's okay actually, as I find it to be my favourite time of year. Soft light of the sun hitting the orange/brown/mauve/yellow colours of the leaves on the trees. It calms my soul... Going for walks near the forest or the ocean, hearing the rustle of the fallen leaves or the swoosh of the waves, being one with the earth...

Fall also brings on the delightful apples, pears, pumpkins, squashes and still the favourable corn! Sweet corn smothered with butter and salt. That says fall to me... Share with me what reminds you of fall, I would love to hear

Gerbera ~ they look so cute in my cow creamers :)

Acorn ~ they are still quite soft and squishy. Can't wait till they are ready!

Sunflower ~ it is such a happy flower

Salmon BBQ ~ it looked and smelled delicious!

Lamb roast ~ it is quite a sight seeing all these lambs on the spit. I could not bring myself to eat any...

Black Gold ~ making ourselves a cup of coffee wherever we stop, this is my favourite thing to do any time of the year :)