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In like a lion

Feb 23, 2019 / 8:47 am

Photo: Contributed It seems colder and darker on a gloomy day in February than any other time of year. Perhaps that is why we try so hard with food-driven holidays to cheer ourselves up; first with the chocolate and wine of romantic Valentine’s Day, and then with the gourmandise

Road 13 Viognier

Feb 16, 2019 / 8:34 pm

Photo: Contributed Wine: Viognier, 2017 Winery: Road 13, Oliver Why drink it? A nice golden hue in the glass, this Viognier will get you thinking about those spring evenings when it’s still cool, but the sun sparkles on the very last layer of melting snow. Bright and expressiv

Salad bars tell who we are

Feb 16, 2019 / 6:00 am

Photo: Contributed Have you ever done one of those online personality quizzes? Very quickly you discover that seemingly random choices you make can tell a lot about your character. This is evident in some actions you take as well. Social interactions that you thought were mundane ar

Narrative Fortified

Feb 9, 2019 / 9:20 pm

Photo: Contributed Wine: Narrative Fortified (non-vintage) Winery: Okanagan Crush Pad, Summerland Why drink it? If you find some ports or certain sherries too sweet, but you’re looking for an after-dinner sip with a little bit of a kick, try this bottle. A blend of Merlot and

Township 7 red blend

Feb 2, 2019 / 7:07 pm

Photo: Contributed Wine: NBO (red blend), 2016 Winery: Township 7, Naramata/Langley Why drink it? Primarily Cabernet Sauvignon, blended with Merlot and Cabernet Franc, NBO is “North Bench Oliver”, a reference to several prime vineyard sites. The two Cabs rocket to the fr

Exhilerat!ion Brut, 2017

Jan 26, 2019 / 3:01 pm

Photo: Contributed Wine: Exhilarat!on Brut, 2017 Winery: Mission Hill, West Kelowna Why drink it? The exclamation point in the name of this bubbly is deliberate, perhaps because this is the first (surprise!) sparkling wine from Mission Hill, or to build anticipation for a taste, pre

Will you follow food guide?

Jan 26, 2019 / 6:00 am

Photo: Contributed We joke about what they are in many contexts, but the four food groups were a part of my childhood education. Now, suddenly, there is no more food pyramid, no more four food groups. Meat and dairy are no longer named categories. We don’t have a recommenda

Cooking to his strengths

Jan 25, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed Canada's top chefs return to Kelowna Feb. 1-2 to battle for the title of best in the nation at the Canadian Culinary Championships. The competition includes a Mystery Wine Pairing Competition, Black Box Competition, and Grand Finale at the Delta Grand Hotel.

He's cooked everywhere

Jan 24, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed Canada's top chefs return to Kelowna Feb. 1-2 to battle for the title of best in the nation at the Canadian Culinary Championships. The competition includes a Mystery Wine Pairing Competition, Black Box Competition, and Grand Finale at the Delta Grand Hotel.

Chef never stops learning

Jan 23, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed Canada's top chefs return to Kelowna Feb. 1-2 to battle for the title of best in the nation at the Canadian Culinary Championships. The competition includes a Mystery Wine Pairing Competition, Black Box Competition, and Grand Finale at the Delta Grand Hotel.

From farm boy to chef

Jan 22, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed Canada's top chefs return to Kelowna Feb. 1-2 to battle for the title of best in the nation at the Canadian Culinary Championships. The competition includes a Mystery Wine Pairing Competition, Black Box Competition, and Grand Finale at the Delta Grand Hotel.

A taste of Bonavista

Jan 21, 2019 / 6:45 am

Photo: Contributed Canada's top chefs return to Kelowna Feb. 1-2 to battle for the title of best in the nation at the Canadian Culinary Championships. The competition includes a Mystery Wine Pairing Competition, Black Box Competition, and Grand Finale at the Delta Grand Hotel.

Island born, Island cookin'

Jan 20, 2019 / 6:53 am

Photo: Contributed Canada's top chefs return to Kelowna Feb. 1-2 to battle for the title of best in the nation at the Canadian Culinary Championships. The competition includes a Mystery Wine Pairing Competition, Black Box Competition, and Grand Finale at the Delta Grand Hotel.

Time Winery Rosé

Jan 19, 2019 / 6:17 pm

Photo: Contributed Wine: Rosé, 2017 Winery: Time, Penticton Why drink it? There are many ways to create rosé, and many styles to try. This one is Syrah with just a touch of cabernet franc for a bit of backbone, two varietals that are emerging as grapes that are thrivin

The world in one dish

Jan 19, 2019 / 6:00 am

Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed A one-pot meal is the poster child of easy cooking. Today, it’s all about the spiffy Instant Pot, or if you didn’t get one of those for Christmas then surely you have a crock pot. My mom used to do meals in the electric fryin

Grew up in the kitchen

Jan 19, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed Canada's top chefs return to Kelowna Feb. 1-2 to battle for the title of best in the nation at the Canadian Culinary Championships. The competition includes a Mystery Wine Pairing Competition, Black Box Competition, and Grand Finale at the Delta Grand Hotel.

Machinist became a chef

Jan 18, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed Canada's top chefs return to Kelowna Feb. 1-2 to battle for the title of best in the nation at the Canadian Culinary Championships. The competition includes a Mystery Wine Pairing Competition, Black Box Competition, and Grand Finale at the Delta Grand Hotel.

Imagination key ingredient

Jan 17, 2019 / 6:36 am

Photo: Contributed Canada's top chefs return to Kelowna Feb. 1-2 to battle for the title of best in the nation at the Canadian Culinary Championships. The competition includes a Mystery Wine Pairing Competition, Black Box Competition, and Grand Finale at the Delta Grand Hotel.

Local first, chef's passion

Jan 16, 2019 / 6:11 am

Photo: Contributed Canada's top chefs return to Kelowna Feb. 1-2 to battle for the title of best in the nation at the Canadian Culinary Championships. The competition includes a Mystery Wine Pairing Competition, Black Box Competition, and Grand Finale at the Delta Grand Hotel.

Chef cooks with love

Jan 15, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed Canada's top chefs return to Kelowna Feb. 1-2 to battle for the title of best in the nation at the Canadian Culinary Championships. The competition includes a Mystery Wine Pairing Competition, Black Box Competition, and Grand Finale at the Delta Grand Hotel.
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