The Powtown Post

Stories and photos from Powell River, BC.

Dana Percy’s Leftover Turkey and Wild Mushroom Soup

Posted by on Dec 29, 2016

Dana Percy’s Leftover Turkey and Wild Mushroom Soup

Share this!Dana Percy is the miracle-working cook behind many of the Community Resource Centre‘s nutrition-packed meals. With a monthly budget that most families would spend just feeding themselves, Dana and her crew of volunteers feed hundreds of local Powell River folk soups, stews, hearty breakfasts, and much more. Want a little Dana magic in your own kitchen this holiday? Try out this...

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Adventures on Texada Island: 3 Apple-Hacks for your Fall Harvest

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016

Adventures on Texada Island: 3 Apple-Hacks for your Fall Harvest

Share this!One of the many perks to living on a rural island is that there’s space, and lots of it. Which means lots of space to grow your own food! Last week, I visited Texada Island and helped my dad figure out what to do with his plentiful apple harvest. Lucky for me, this meant experimenting in the kitchen with sweet, delicious orchard apples. Of course, this doesn’t mean you have to go out...

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What’s cooking? Rhubarb and Salmonberries!

Posted by on May 24, 2016

What’s cooking? Rhubarb and Salmonberries!

Share this!On their own, the intense spring flavours of both rhubarb and salmonberries can be overpowered by their bitterness. But as ingredients, they’re delicious. Try out both these recipes to make the most of your Powell River foraging!   Salmonberry Crumble By Marika Varro – The Convenient Chef Serve with ice-cream or whipping cream. 4 cups fresh salmonberries (they are...

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A 4-step guide to having your own family style Easter Clambake

Posted by on Apr 3, 2015

A 4-step guide to having your own family style Easter Clambake

Share this!Powtown Post is pleased to introduce a new author–all the way from Toronto, Ontario! Leah Camenzind has fond memories of growing up on a hobby farm in Powell River, BC – a long way from her current home in downtown Toronto. A Simon Fraser University alumnus, Leah is a marketing communications specialist with a penchant for purpose-driven organizations in the health and...

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What are your favourite blackberry recipes?

Posted by on Mar 9, 2015

What are your favourite blackberry recipes?

Share this!Blackberries. The very name can cause a Powell Riverite’s mouth to water. The berries themselves, toward the end of August, are fantastic little mushy globs of sweetness on their own. And they grow like weeds. Add them to a pie or smoothie recipe, or pile them on some fresh crepes, and they become the star of the show. So we want to know: What are your favourite blackberry...

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