It is rhubarb season! Rhubarb is a wonderful perennial plant to have in the garden – so easy to grow and care for. If you have an abundance of rhubarb and no time to use it, you can easily chop up the stalks and freeze it for later use, but let’s talk about some delicious and… Read more »
The farmers markets are back in full swing around our home province of BC, and with them comes an abundance of fresh local produce. One of the things we love to get at this time of year is fresh salad greens! If you’re looking for a way to make your lunch or dinner salad a… Read more »
One of the sure signs of spring for me, besides more sunshine, is the sight of young nettle plants coming up. Stinging nettle is one of my favourite wild plants to harvest. It is the first edible spring green that I like to forage for and it is delicious! Nettle season is now upon us here in… Read more »
March is here, the ski season is over halfway done and I’m currently midway through a trip in central Europe, gearing up for another few weeks of international racing! This winter has so far been an amazing whirlwind of racing, recovery and travel. The season kicked off in December with some NorAm (national-level) races at… Read more »
We love it when customers share recipes with us! We’re all big fans of food here at Rancho Vignola and we’re always up to trying out something new. We’ve gotten lots of positive feedback from staff and customers who’ve enjoyed this recipe, so we wanted to make sure you got a chance to try it… Read more »
In a nutshell: the California summer is hot, but the almond harvest is anticipating a bumper crop; a price rise for Brazil nuts due to low rainfall in Peru; a bumper crop expected for pistachios; walnut prices remain stable; hemp seeds and pumpkin seeds prices are down; raisin prices remain stable; and overall, dried fruit… Read more »
We at Rancho Vignola are very excited to be among those welcoming our long-time staff member and ultra-athlete Shanda Hill back to Vernon after a month’s absence in Switzerland! Shanda has just finished the Swissultra Deca race in Buchs, Switzerland, which took place August 16 to 31.
Mark your calendars, everybody – it’s that time of year again! We’re currently busy contacting our farmers and suppliers to get the latest crop news and up-to-date pricing for this year’s harvest. Remember, buying wholesale is only available once a year in September, and it’s the absolute best way to get the products you want,… Read more »
This month we get to feature the blushing apricot – what a beauty! Sweet, tart, dense, chewy, dried apricots have it all going on. Add the impressive nutritional benefits and the gorgeous shades available, and we think you should definitely be adding these tasty gems into your diet on a regular basis.
Visiting one of Chef Heidi Fink’s cooking classes can be a little bit like taking a trip to an exotic country. In fact the class, which was held Saturday, February 25, in Victoria’s London Chef Cooking School, and co-sponsored by Rancho Vignola, was appropriately entitled Flavours of the Exotic and featured the sort of unique… Read more »