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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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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BC Mushroom Foraging Regulations (Updated 2020)

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

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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 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.

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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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Chinese Salted Duck Yolks (Preserved Duck Eggs) 咸鸭蛋

Making Chinese salted duck yolks at home is a simple food preservation that’s fun to do. Preserved duck eggs are incredibly rich with remarkable savouriness. Salted duck eggs are delicious in many dishes, such as:

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How to Ferment Kombucha at Home

Kombucha is a fermented beverage with a long history. Kombucha likely originated in China and spread across the Silk Road, and it is widely brewed in China, Japan, Korea, Russia and more recently, in North America and Western European. Kombucha is made with a SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast) that typically ferments a mixture of brewed tea and sugar. It’s easy and delicious ferment to make at home.

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How to Make Venison Jerky & Chinese-Inspired Jerky Recipe

Making venison jerky, and other types of game meat jerky like elk, is a great way to use every part of the animal you harvest. Jerky is a wholesome, minimally processed, high protein snack that you can make yourself. It travels well and can be preserved for long periods of time, ensuring that no meat goes to waste. Larger cuts of game meat that are typically tougher make excellent whole single-strip jerky.