All posts by Arielle

Arielle is a passionate urban homesteader and hunter located in Vancouver and the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia.

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BC Mushroom Foraging Regulations (Updated 2020)

This guide covers British Columbia mushroom foraging regulations and was last updated in 2020. 

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Fermenting Cabbage Kimchi Guide: Recipe, Tips, FAQ & Using Wild Oysters

Learn how to ferment cabbage kimchi with confidence with this guide, including tips, formula for salt-to-ingredient ratio, FAQs and recipe recommendation.

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Spiced Apple Butter Preserves (Canning)

I look forward to buying Okanagan apples as part of my annual fall tradition and spending a chilly fall day processing apples until I’ve made enough jars of spiced apple butter preserves to get me through a year’s worth of dinner parties, brunches, and gifts.

Kimchi Omelette With Cheddar, Leeks and Gochugaru

Combined with melty and crispy cheese, aromatic leeks, and a browned crust, this kimchi omelette is a crave-worthy option that is just as good for a luxurious weekend brunch as it is for an exhausted weeknight.

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How to Check for Red Tide, Shellfish & Bivalve Closures in BC (2020)

Learning how to check for red tide and shellfish closures in BC is an essential part of harvesting shellfish safely. Every harvester must check for red tide and shellfish closures before they eat bivalve molluscs like oysters, clams, mussels, and scallops that they find in BC.

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Wild Beach Pea Foraging Guide

Wild food enthusiasts often disagree about whether these edible delicacies are actually edible at all. Bringing up beach peas can turn any mild mannered foraging conversation into a passionate debate.

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How To Skull Mount Deer (Euro Mount)

Learning how to skull mount deer and other wild game skulls is a rewarding skill for any hunter at the end of their hunting season. Skull mounts, also known as euro mounts, western skull mounts, western mounts, or European mounts, are a traditional way to preserve wild game skulls and antlers, horns, and other head-attached attributes.

Oysters Harvesting Guide For BC: Regulations, Limits, Licenses 2020

This BC Oyster Foraging Guide: Regulations, Limits, Licenses has been updated to meet 2020 government regulations. I wrote this guide to make it easier for new foragers to learn about and harvest oysters in BC safely and legally.

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How to Shuck Wild Oysters (Illustrated Guide)

This article covers how to shuck wild oysters with this illustrated guide. Wild oysters from BC and the Pacific Northwest can be harder to open and handle compared to farmed oysters. Special thanks to W. for modelling.

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Cantonese Braised Eggplant and Ground Venison “Over-Rice” Recipe

As a Chinese-Canadian person, it’s important to me to preserve traditionally inspired Chinese recipes while tailoring them to use the wild game that’s available to me. This Cantonese braised eggplant and venison meal tastes authentic and true to my family background, with a few changes to make the most of the venison flavour and texture. I hope you enjoy it.