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Honey beet salad

Aug 21, 2012 / 11:29 pm

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Julia Child: Famous Last Words

Aug 18, 2012 / 5:00 am

  Photo: Contributed On August 15, Julia Child would have been one hundred years old. If ever I wanted to be invited to a birthday party, it would have been hers. This was the woman who was known throughout the world for saying, "Bon Appetit!" She epitomiz

Mojito fruit salad

Aug 15, 2012 / 11:31 am

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Tasting notes from Kelowna's Fab Five - East Kelowna Wineries

Aug 14, 2012 / 4:35 pm

By: Helene Scott Photo: Contributed Vibrant Vines       Chardonnay 2011 $25 This straw coloured wine was barrel fermented in a combination of older and new French oak barrels, aged sur lie for three months and stirred daily. It underwent ma

Summer Vacation 2012

Aug 11, 2012 / 5:00 am

  She says:    Photo: Contributed It's that time of year when most families take a summer vacation. I know most of the summer is vacation for the kids, but being away from home adds something extra special to enjoying the season. It's fun t

Easy peach cobbler

Aug 7, 2012 / 9:58 pm

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Celebrate food!

Aug 4, 2012 / 5:00 am

Okay, maybe that sounds a bit excessive. We celebrate WITH food all the time - Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving... not to mention birthdays, anniversaries, family reunions, and so on. But especially in our part of the world, where we seem to feel that everything needs to be fast and we should alwa

Herb roasted corn on the cob

Jul 31, 2012 / 10:15 pm

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Grilled patty pan squash

Jul 25, 2012 / 12:11 pm

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Save our fruits and veggies!

Jul 21, 2012 / 5:00 am

She says: I know I am going to sound like a nostalgic old fart this week, but if you will indulge me a little, I think I can bring you around to a pertinent point that requires everyone’s attention, even that of the “young farts”… Last weekend we sat down for brea

Grilled vegetable pasta salad

Jul 17, 2012 / 10:27 pm

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Summer strawberry pepper salad

Jul 10, 2012 / 11:43 pm

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Asian coleslaw

Jul 6, 2012 / 11:51 am

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I am...Happy

Jun 30, 2012 / 5:00 am

In recent years we seem to have transcended the stereotype that paints Canadians as almost-like Americans but with a colder climate and a funny accent, thanks in no small part to those beer ads that advertise all the passions Canadians have. All the wonderful pastimes we enjoy are certainly part

A salad by any other name...

Jun 23, 2012 / 5:00 am

As summer gets closer I am encouraged to see the garden grow, and know that soon we will have our own veggies from the garden. Salad is a staple at our house during the warm season, and I love being able to gather the ingredients from the back yard. I remember as a kid that the usual salad was wi

Breakfast: best way to start the day

Jun 16, 2012 / 5:00 am

I am a firm believer that having breakfast does wonders for starting your day in the right direction. Perhaps my conviction is in part due to the fact that my father was quite insistent about breakfast for the kids in the house – I remember him saying he didn’t care if I was late for

Salt of the earth

Jun 9, 2012 / 5:00 am

She says:   I was reminded recently while talking at the water cooler that the simplest things in life can often be the most important. I am not talking of saving the world with a new message for peace; I am speaking of seasoning your food with salt. (Okay, pepper is good too.) Please ke

Official kitchen wisdom & other tidbits

Jun 2, 2012 / 5:00 am

She says: I saw a news piece this week that spoke on the topic of urban myths, or what used to be called “old wives’ tales”. They were debunking all those things your mother told you when you were a kid - to get you to eat your veggies or brush your teeth. They were the kind

Pad Thai

May 30, 2012 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: 1 chicken breast, julienned (you could also use prawn, shrimp or tofu) 1 large carrot, julienned 1 small onion, julienned 1 handful bean sprouts 1 cup spinach, julienned 1 egg, scrambled 1/3 package of Glass rice noodles (a.k.a. Rice sticks

As time goes by...at the dinner table

May 26, 2012 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed This weekend Martin and I will be attending my stepdaughter’s High School Commencement. To think that “the first day of the rest of her life” is here already, when I can remember her as a little girl in preschool, is a daunting memory. I
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