The Deerholme Mushroom Book

Author: Bill Jones
Publisher: TouchWood Editions
ISBN: 9781771510035
Release Date: 2013-03-19
Genre: Cooking

Expand your culinary knowledge of wild and cultivated mushrooms with this comprehensive cookbook by award-winning writer and chef Bill Jones. Learn from an acknowledged expert in the field of wild foods how to source mushrooms through foraging, shopping, and growing, and get a thorough overview of the common types of wild and cultivated fungi. Gain insight into the medicinal and cultural uses of mushrooms, and reap the health benefits of simple, unprocessed food. Delicious recipes for basic pantry preparations, soups, salads, meats, seafood, and vegetable dishes, all featuring mushrooms, include: Truffle Potato Croquettes; Mushroom Pate; Porcini Naan; Semolina Mushroom Cake; Beef Tenderloin and Oyster Mushroom Carpaccio; Curried Mushroom and Coconut Bisque. The Deerholme Mushroom Book is every chef's essential guide to edible mushrooms.

The Deerholme Foraging Book

Author: Bill Jones
Publisher: TouchWood Editions
ISBN: 9781771510479
Release Date: 2014-04-08
Genre: Cooking

The Deerholme Foraging Book is an exploration of the wild foods found in the Pacific Northwest. It is written by award-winning chef and author Bill Jones and features local mushrooms, edible plants, sea vegetables, and shellfish. The book is the product of twenty years of research and professional cooking with foraged foods. It serves as an introduction to the world of wild food and contains identification and sourcing information, harvesting and preparation tips, and more than one hundred delicious recipes featuring many types of wild foods. The recipe list includes techniques for preserving food and covers basic pantry preparations, appetizers, soups, salads, and desserts, as well as meat, seafood, and vegetable dishes. The recipes are global in influence and use simple techniques woven in with expert knowledge to create good, homemade food. Linking to traditional uses for wild foods and future possibilities for our diet and wellbeing, as well as enhancing our appreciation of the environment around us, The Deerholme Foraging Book also includes an index, a bibliography, full-colour photos of wild foods and dishes, and Jones's own foraging stories.

The Deerholme Vegetable Cookbook

Author: Bill Jones
Publisher: TouchWood Editions
ISBN: 9781771511292
Release Date: 2015-10
Genre: Cooking

115 vibrant and diverse recipes for vegetables that will revitalize your approach to plant-based eating. Roots, stalks, shoots, bulbs, brassicas, and leafy greens. Vegetables come in all shapes and sizes, flavors and colors, tastes and textures, and there’s an abundance of fresh, local vegetables available right here in the Pacific Northwest. Whether you grow or forage them yourself, or you purchase them from local farmers, this book will provide you with exciting and unexpected ways to prepare all that goodness from the garden. These ideas for everyday plant-based cooking respect the seasons and provide you with healthy, simple meals. Bill Jones, renowned chef and award-winning author of 12 cookbooks including The Deerholme Mushroom Book and The Deerholme Foraging Book, has had a lifetime love affair with garden fare since he was a teenager. These recipes are a love letter to vegetables, borne from his travels and his experiences living the professional growing and cooking lifestyle. Aside from delicious recipes and gorgeous full-colour photography throughout, The Deerholme Farm Vegetable Cookook contains detailed information on more than 40 vegetables, and outlines the basics of professional vegetable preparation. Learn how to julienne, slice, peel, dice and shred, as well as blanche, braise, steam, roast, sauté, and grill. Moreover, it suggests how to source good quality vegetables and ways to store different kinds of veggies to keep them fresh. Trade in your everyday veggie recipes for original and delicious dishes like Cider-Braised Leek & Morel Gratin, Pickled Fennel with Honey and Lemon, Kohlrabi Slaw with Pumpkin Seed Pesto, or Baked Acorn Squash with Porcini Custard. Try incorporating vegetables into unique staple dishes like Yam Flatbread. And get innovative with vegetable-based desserts like Blueberry and Fennel Cobbler and Beet and Apple Crumble with Maple and Hazelnut. You can’t beat fresh and vital foods that combine flavor and flair from around the world. It’s easy to keep things interesting while enjoying the health benefits, environmental sustainability, and economic impact of eating more local veggies.

The Mushroom Book

Author: Thomas Laessøe
Publisher: Dk Pub
ISBN: WISC:89055758551
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Cooking

Filled with photographs of prized culinary fungi and notorious poisonious specimens, this book offers advice on where, when, and how to pick and prepare edible species.

Pacific Feast

Author: Jennifer Hahn
Publisher: Skipstone
ISBN: 159485405X
Release Date: 2010-10-05
Genre: House & Home

CLICK HERE to download a sample recipe from Pacific Feast * Features more than 60 recipes from some of the Pacific Coast's best chefs, including David Tanis, Maria Hines, Dustin Clark, Kirsten Dixon, and Tom Douglas * Accessible and inspiring, Pacific Feast will appeal to home cooks and nature lovers alike * Conveys a strong conservation and sustainability message throughout the recipes and stories Once thought to be the stuff of back-to-the-landers, foraging has become a gourmet pastime, and there are a growing number of wild-food classes in which experts teach hungry folks how to spot the "food at our feet." Especially fortunate are those of us who live along the Pacific Coast -- from Southern California to Puget Sound to Anchorage -- where the climate provides many a delicacy in our wild (and not so wild) spaces. Pacific Feast shares expert advice on how to identify the good eats, harvest responsibly, and create delicious meals with your finds. Author Jennifer Hahn provides detailed field notes on more than 40 species, including where to find them, which parts are edible, and their best culinary uses. In addition to the delectable recipes from well-known coastal chefs, readers will also appreciate Hahn's intimate stories of reveling in nature's bounty and Mac Smith's lush identification photographs. With more than 25 years of wilderness travel under her boots and kayak hull--including thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail from northern California to Canada and kayaking solo from Ketchikan, Alaska to Washington--writer Jennifer Hahn relies on wild harvesting to keep her pack and kayak light. Jennifer's favorite foraged lunch is sea urchin, nori seaweed, and "goose tongue" leaves. She lives in Bellingham, Washington with her potter husband, Chris Moench. To learn more, visit the authors website at

All the Dirt

Author: Rachel Fisher
Publisher: TouchWood Editions
ISBN: 9781927129128
Release Date: 2012-02-01
Genre: Gardening

This is the inspiring story of three friends who followed their dreams to become successful business partners as organic farmers.

High Rider

Author: Bill Gallaher
Publisher: TouchWood Editions
ISBN: 9781771511148
Release Date: 2015-04-23
Genre: Fiction

From a South Carolina slave to one of the most successful ranchers in Canadian history, John Ware was known for his incredible strength of character and sheer force of will. Georgetown, 1867. Twenty-two-year-old John Ware knows there is no future for him in post-abolition South Carolina. In the hope of finding work on a cattle ranch in Texas, he makes the thousand-mile trip by foot, skirting lynch mobs along the wartorn way. His talent for breaking mules lands him a job near Fort Worth, where he stays for a decade learning the cowboy trade. But when opportunity knocks, John heads north to Canada as a cattle drover, and although he must confront racist trouble-makers, contend with shady business deals, and even suffer the tragic loss of close friends, John presses on. The true story of John Ware has finally been brought to life in this fictionalized portrait of one of history’s unsung heroes.

Food Artisans of the Okanagan

Author: Jennifer Cockrall-King
Publisher: TouchWood Editions
ISBN: 9781771511537
Release Date: 2016-04-05
Genre: Travel

The Okanagan Valley is one of Canada's most famous and beloved regions. Breathtaking scenery, temperate climates, lush farmland, opulent vineyards and bountiful orchards all combine to create a one-of-a-kind destination. The Okanagan is also home to a burgeoning scene of culinary artisans who produce an incredible variety of delicious products from the bounty afforded by the generous valley. In this comprehensive guidebook covering all 7,500 square miles of the region, discover the stories of chocolatiers and cheese makers, farmers and foragers, chefs and restauranteurs, coffee roasters and vintners. Allow yourself to be escorted from apiary to orchard, organic farm to butcher shop, cannery to cidery. Take a seat at one of the many innovative farm-to-table restaurants and taste the fare of the area's most talented chefs. Visit farmers' markets, bakeries, cafes, and coffee shops, and learn the history of the Okanagan through the astonishing array of products available from today's food artisans.

In the Dog Kitchen

Author: Julie Van Rosendaal
Publisher: TouchWood Editions
ISBN: 9781771511056
Release Date: 2014-10-14
Genre: Pets

Shares seventy easy-to-prepare recipes for dog treats, including molasses flax sticks, chunky chicken cookies, peanut butter bones, and tuna tater tots, as well as a selection of grain-free options.

The Haunting of Vancouver Island

Author: Shanon Sinn
Publisher: TouchWood Editions
ISBN: 9781771512442
Release Date: 2017-10-10
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

A compelling investigation into supernatural events and local lore on Vancouver Island. Vancouver Island is known worldwide for its arresting natural beauty, but those who live here know that it is also imbued with a palpable supernatural energy. Researcher Shanon Sinn found his curiosity piqued by stories of mysterious sightings on the island--ghosts, sasquatches, sea serpents--but he was disappointed in the sensational and sometimes disrespectful way they were being retold or revised. Acting on his desire to transform these stories from unsubstantiated gossip to thoroughly researched accounts, Sinn uncovered fascinating details, identified historical inconsistencies, and now retells these encounters as accurately as possible. Investigating 25 spellbinding tales that wind their way from the south end of the island to the north, Sinn explored hauntings in cities, in the forest, and on isolated logging roads. In addition to visiting castles, inns, and cemeteries, he followed the trail of spirits glimpsed on mountaintops, beaches, and water, and visited Heriot Bay Inn on Quadra Island and the Schooner Restaurant in Tofino to personally scrutinize reports of hauntings. Featuring First Nations stories from each of the three Indigenous groups who call Vancouver Island home--the Coast Salish, the Nuu-chah-nulth, and the Kwakwaka'wakw--the book includes an interview with Hereditary Chief James Swan of Ahousaht.

Blue Heaven

Author: Bill Terry
Publisher: TouchWood Editions
ISBN: 1894898826
Release Date: 2009-03
Genre: Gardening

With wit and erudition, Bill Terry examines the world of the fabled Himalayan Blue Poppy and its relatives. Ranging from the slopes of the high Himalayas through the gardens of contemporary poppy lovers, Terry-himself an accomplished Meconopsis grower-also provides clear guidelines for the successful cultivation and propagation of these notoriously temperamental beauties. But buyer beware! Meconopsis obsession may ensue.'-Des Kennedy, author of "An Ecology of Enchantment" "In Blue Heaven," Bill Terry-a leading North American authority on Asiatic Poppies-tells the story of the enchanting Himalayan Blue Poppy. First discovered in Tibet in 1924, the poppy was soon introduced to cultivation and proved challenging and stubborn, some gardeners even believed the plant to be impossible to grow. Terry debunks this myth, relating his own encounters with the blue poppy and showing how, given a suitable climate, a patient and persistent gardener can raise this most alluring of perennial plants. Gorgeous photographs accompany the text throughout, leading to a visually stunning collection of images and stories, illuminating this rare and precious flower.

Our Bodies Our Data

Author: Adam Tanner
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807033340
Release Date: 2017-01-10

How the hidden trade in our sensitive medical information became a multibillion-dollar business, but has done little to improve our health-care outcomes Hidden to consumers, patient medical data has become a multibillion-dollar worldwide trade industry between our health-care providers, drug companies, and a complex web of middlemen. This great medical-data bazaar sells copies of the prescription you recently filled, your hospital records, insurance claims, blood-test results, and more, stripped of your name but possibly with identifiers such as year of birth, gender, and doctor. As computing grows ever more sophisticated, patient dossiers become increasingly vulnerable to reidentification and the possibility of being targeted by identity thieves or hackers. Paradoxically, comprehensive electronic files for patient treatment--the reason medical data exists in the first place--remain an elusive goal. Even today, patients or their doctors rarely have easy access to comprehensive records that could improve care. In the evolution of medical data, the instinct for profit has outstripped patient needs. This book tells the human, behind-the-scenes story of how such a system evolved internationally. It begins with New York advertising man Ludwig Wolfgang Frohlich, who founded IMS Health, the world's dominant health-data miner, in the 1950s. IMS Health now gathers patient medical data from more than 45 billion transactions annually from 780,000 data feeds in more than 100 countries. Our Bodies, Our Data uncovers some of Frohlich's hidden past and follows the story of what happened in the following decades. This is both a story about medicine and medical practice, and about big business and maximizing profits, and the places these meet, places most patients would like to believe are off-limits. Our Bodies, Our Data seeks to spark debate on how we can best balance the promise big data offers to advance medicine and improve lives while preserving the rights and interests of every patient. We, the public, deserve a say in this discussion. After all, it's our data.

The Edible Mushroom Book

Author: Anna Del Conte
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 9781405343541
Release Date: 2008-10-01
Genre: Nature

Explores the world of edible mushrooms from the field to kitchen. Focuses on the best edible fungi, providing failsafe identification notes for over 50 choice varieties, and offers over 50 delicious everyday recipes using specific mushrooms and mixed mushrooms. Ideal for the forager and the foodie.

A Perfect Eden

Author: Michael Layland
Publisher: Touchwood Editions
ISBN: 177151177X
Release Date: 2016-10-04
Genre: History

In 1842, when famed world explorer James Douglas first encountered the rugged natural paradise that would become Vancouver Island, he described it as "A perfect Eden." He was just one among many European explorers to experience the intense beauty of the Pacific Northwest, most of whom have left fascinating accounts of their encounters with the terrain and the peoples they found, their exploration and settlement of the land there. Interspersed with maps, illustrations, paintings, and photographs, these first-hand accounts create a captivating tale of discovery and exploration. Starting from before the first known European arrivals, the stories feature Spanish and British naval officers, traders seeking sea otter pelts, colonial surveyors, "Indian” chiefs, soldiers, settlers and adventurers, and end in 1858, when Douglas, by then Sir James, retired as governor of the two colonies -- Vancouver Island and British Columbia. The companion book to Michael Layland’s prizewinning The Land of Heart’s Delight: Early Maps and Charts of Vancouver Island, which traces the cartographic history of this remarkable region, A Perfect Eden paints a vivid picture of what the explorers saw, the people they met, the hazards they faced, and some mysteries, as yet unsolved.

All the Sweet Things

Author: Renée Kohlman
Publisher: Touchwood Editions
ISBN: 1771512040
Release Date: 2017-04-25
Genre: Cooking

More than 100 unique recipes for decadent desserts and healthy baked goods from the kitchen of Ren�e Kohlman, named one of the Canada's top food bloggers by the National Post. On a cold January morning, Ren�e Kohlman followed the advice of her sister and friends and started the foodblog, A year later, she was named one of the National Post's top Canadian food bloggers. And now, in her debut cookbook, Kohlman shares more than 100 of her favorite baking recipes--including more than 60 brand-new recipes that have never been posted to the blog--along with a pinch of encouragement and a smidge of humor. Readers of Sweetsugarbean know that Kohlman's first love is baking, so it will come as no surprise that All the Sweet Things is chock-full of delectable dessert recipes for muffins, cookies, cakes, pies, custards, pastries, truffles, and ice cream. She'll show you how to reinvent last night's dessert for this morning's breakfast, inspire you to make your very first pie (and to pick the fruits yourself), and convince you that the best gifts are baked goods. With wit and warmth, she acknowledges that baking can be intimidating, but has ensured that each recipe--whether you're a beginner baker or a seasoned pro--is doable, and delicious. With a list of pantry essentials and useful tools and equipment, a photograph to accompany every recipe, healthful variations for gluten free bakers, and a number of essays written in Kohlman's signature signature style, this gorgeous new cookbook will pull you into the kitchen to bake, then back to the couch to curl up and read.