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Township 7, Naramata

Mar 19, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed For Canada’s 150th birthday this year, Castanet is featuring an Okanagan wine each week, celebrating the bottles of our Valley and the diversity of the Canadian wine industry, including suggested food pairings and Canadian music artist to listen to while enjo

Message in a bottle

Mar 18, 2017 / 6:00 am

Photo: Contributed We spent two weeks on the Mayan Riviera recently, enjoying the sand and the sea. It was warm, sunny and very relaxing, but also very troubling. The water and the sky are beautiful shades of azure, but the sand is littered with all kinds of garbage. More than any

Black Cloud, online

Mar 12, 2017 / 2:19 pm

Photo: Contributed For Canada’s 150th birthday this year, Castanet is featuring an Okanagan wine each week, celebrating the bottles of our Valley and the diversity of the Canadian wine industry, including suggested food pairings and Canadian music artist to listen to while enjo

Seasonal shock therapy?

Mar 11, 2017 / 6:00 am

Photo: Contributed Springing forward is a great thing once you’ve done it, but I always feel like I was robbed of that hour of sleep on the Monday after. Usually though, the continuing daylight does take effect and I am reminded of that old John Denver lyric, “Sunshine

Gehringer Brothers, Oliver

Mar 5, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed For Canada’s 150th birthday this year, Castanet is featuring an Okanagan wine each week, celebrating the bottles of our Valley and the diversity of the Canadian wine industry, including suggested food pairings and Canadian music artist to listen to while enjo

Thoughts of spring sprouting

Mar 4, 2017 / 6:00 am

Photo: Contributed Continuing on my train of thought from last week, I am blazing ahead with my visualizing of spring. I know it’s still a bit nippy out there, with grey skies and mucky fields, but never fear, spring is fast approaching. In case you’re not feeling the wa

Burrowing Owl, Oliver

Feb 26, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed For Canada’s 150th birthday this year, Castanet is featuring an Okanagan wine each week, celebrating the bottles of our Valley and the diversity of the Canadian wine industry, including suggested food pairings and Canadian music artist to listen to while enjo

New winery coming along

Feb 25, 2017 / 9:44 am

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer A downtown winery being built at the former PenMar Theater site on Penticton's Martin Street is quickly taking shape. Harry McWatters, co-owner of Time Winery,  said everything is going according to plan, and the hope is to open this

We all need a Lion's Day

Feb 25, 2017 / 6:00 am

Photo: Contributed Phew, it’s all but over          The calendar is about to flip. February will soon be a memory. It seems to be the month that pretty much everyone is happy to see go. No one says, “TGI-February.” Ev

Evolve Cellars, Summerland

Feb 12, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed For Canada’s 150th birthday this year, Castanet is featuring an Okanagan wine each week, celebrating the bottles of our Valley and the diversity of the Canadian wine industry, including suggested food pairings and Canadian music artist to listen to while enjo

Make the most of It

Feb 11, 2017 / 6:00 am

Photo: Contributed I don't mean to gloat, but I am posting from Cozumel this week. We have seen the groans and cries of exasperation posted on Facebook by friends and family, and I'm here to tell you the best thing is to make the most of it. If you can't get away literal

Bench 1775, Naramata

Feb 5, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed For Canada’s 150th birthday this year, Castanet is featuring an Okanagan wine each week, celebrating the bottles of our Valley and the diversity of the Canadian wine industry, including suggested food pairings and Canadian music artist to listen to while enjo

Tinhorn Creek, Oliver

Jan 29, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed For Canada’s 150th birthday this year, Castanet is featuring an Okanagan wine each week, celebrating the bottles of our Valley and the diversity of the Canadian wine industry, including suggested food pairings and Canadian music artist to listen to while enjo

Date night with my guy

Jan 28, 2017 / 6:00 am

Photo: Contributed Ever since Martin and I got together 20 years ago, we have had a standing date night every week. Tuesday is our night for dinner and a movie; it’s date night. It helps that Tuesday is the cheap night to see a show, and we don’t always go out for the di

Focus on Okanagan wine

Jan 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed For Canada’s 150th birthday this year, Castanet is featuring an Okanagan wine each week, celebrating the bottles of our Valley and the diversity of the Canadian wine industry, including suggested food pairings and Canadian music artist to listen to while enjo

Acquiring new tastes

Jan 21, 2017 / 6:00 am

Photo: Contributed I often tell kids that they need to keep trying foods because their taste buds grow just like the rest of them. But it’s much harder to convince adults to be adventurous eaters. You’ve heard the saying, “you can’t teach an old dog new tri

International flavours, flair

Jan 18, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed The Canadian Culinary Championships return to Kelowna Feb. 3-4. Eleven of the best chefs from across the country have competed to represent their regions in Kelowna. The Gold Medal Plates grand finale will take place at the Delta Grand Hotel, with the cr

Passion for Prairie food

Jan 17, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed The Canadian Culinary Championships return to Kelowna Feb. 3-4. Eleven of the best chefs from across the country have competed to represent their regions in Kelowna. The Gold Medal Plates grand finale will take place at the Delta Grand Hotel, with the cr

No slouch in the kitchen

Jan 16, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed The Canadian Culinary Championships return to Kelowna Feb. 3-4. Eleven of the best chefs from across the country have competed to represent their regions in Kelowna. The Gold Medal Plates grand finale will take place at the Delta Grand Hotel, with the cr

An old-fashioned snack

Jan 14, 2017 / 6:00 am

  Everyone is worried about being healthy these days, checking calories and watching their consumption of junk food and processed products. Did you know there is a snack out there that in its pure form is nutritious and low calorie, non-GMO and without sugar? Even fruit has natur
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