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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Chinese Venison Jerky (How to Cut Venison Jerky)

This Chinese venison jerk recipe will also show you how to cut venison jerky for any recipe you want to use to preserve your wild game meat. I love jerky and I love Chinese food,

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How to Check for Red Tide and Shellfish Closures in BC – Updated for 2018

Learning how to check for red tide and shellfish closures in BC is an essential part of harvesting shellfish safely. Every harvester, no matter how experienced they are, needs to check for red tide and

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How to Make Apple Vinegar From Cores and Peels

Naturally fermented apple vinegar from cores and peels is a great way to use food waste that would otherwise be composted or thrown away. Naturally fermented apple vinegar is an excellent addition to salad dressings

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Korean Venison Japchae

Making Korean venison japchae is an excellent way to enjoy the flavours of the best Korean restaurants in the comfort of your own home – while taking advantage of the local, organic, and grass-fed venison

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How to Cure Green Olives Naturally

Learning how to cure green olives naturally was one of my first solo urban homesteading attempts. It was such an enjoyable and fruitful venture that curing green olives has turned into an annual tradition that

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What’s the Difference Between Whitetail and Mule Deer? (With Quiz)

One of the biggest mistakes any new hunter can make is to be lax about whether they can identify the difference between whitetail and mule deer. Verbally memorizing traits isn’t enough to cut it when

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Chinese Braised Eggplant and Ground Venison

I promise you that this recipe for Chinese braised eggplant and ground venison is a taste of truly authentic Chinese home cooking, with the added bonus of sourcing local, organic wild game meat. With one

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How to Make Kombucha Safely (Without Poisoning Yourself)

A few years ago, most people wouldn’t even dream of drinking naturally fermented tea teeming with living bacteria. But hey, all things change, including mainstream opinion of delicious, delicious bacteria-filled fermented tea… also known as

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How to Make Fig Jam From Frozen Figs (No Pectin)

If you’re curious about whether you can make anything from all the frozen figs you have in the freezer, fear not – you can still make fig jam from frozen figs! It’s such a luxury

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The Tasty Guide to Wild Mushroom Foraging in BC

If you’re entering into the wide world of wild mushroom foraging in BC, or even considering giving foraging wild mushrooms a try this year, congratulations! You’re already steps ahead from many people who seem to