Food & Drink

Kelowna Beer Week begins

Oct 2, 2022 / 1:00 pm

Photo: Contributed The inaugural Kelowna Beer Week will wrap up with a big party at BNA Brewing next weekend. October is BC Craft Beer Month, and the recently formed Central Okanagan Brewers Association decided to commemorate it with a full week of festivities. Kelowna Beer Week sta

Former Whisk building sells

Oct 1, 2022 / 2:00 pm

Photo: Contributed The former home of Whisk Bakery & Cafe sold for $100,000 over its list price and nearly $440,000 above its appraised value. Re/Max Kelowna-MCL Real Estate Group reported to Glacier Media earlier this month that the free-standing retail building, located at 203-20

Fun with plums

Oct 1, 2022 / 4:33 am

Photo: Contributed Greengage plums Earlier this week, I made fruit crisp with plums. I have made Plum Torte for teatime (recipe link: https://happygourmand.wordpress.com/recipe-archives/plum-torte/ ). I have dehydrated approximately ten kilos of assorted plums from our trees. And I

Coffee shop opens doors

Sep 29, 2022 / 1:56 pm

Photo: Contributed Analog Coffee has become the first specialty coffee retailer on Sunset Drive. The coffee spot can be found in The Shoppes at One Water, which is located at the corner of Sunset Drive and Clement Avenue. “With so many residential towers on Sunset Drive, and m

Laird lottery draw nears

Sep 23, 2022 / 1:16 pm

Photo: Contributed One of the Okanagan's most sought after beverages will soon be in the hands of some lucky whisky lovers. Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery will announce winners of its 10th Anniversary Edition Laird of Fintry single-malt whisky lottery on Tuesday. The annual l

Local product BC's best?

Sep 23, 2022 / 11:46 am

Photo: Contributed A pair of Kelowna companies are among the 10 finalists for B.C.’s Product of the Year, which is sponsored by British Columbia Food and Beverage Association. Wild Remedies and Farming Karma cracked the list and will compete for the title during a competition on

Council supports Revelry

Sep 21, 2022 / 12:50 pm

Photo: Contributed Kelowna city council has thrown its weight behind a liquor primary application brought forward by the owner of The Revelry, a music and entertainment spot planned for Ellis Street. But, it was also council's wish the owner and some residents of the adjacent Madis

Food bank demand soars

Sep 20, 2022 / 2:37 pm

Madison Erhardt The Central Okanagan Food Bank has seen soaring demand as families are squeezed by inflation. Over 1,000 new clients have accessed the food bank over the last five months. The food bank says roughly 212 new individuals visit every month. "This has been extremely

Eat a cookie to feed kids

Sep 19, 2022 / 12:35 pm

Photo: Contributed If you’re hungry and need a snack this week, make it a Smile Cookie from Tim Hortons. That’s because the full $1 from every Smile Cookie solid in Kelowna and West Kelowna this week will support the YMCA’s Healthy Snacks program. The YMCA of Southern

Corn makes a creamy sauce

Sep 19, 2022 / 10:07 am

Photo: The Canadian Press This image released by Milk Street shows a recipe for Bucatini with Sweet Corn and Scallions. (Milk Street via AP) Even when they are tasty, creamy pasta sauces can be unappealingly heavy. A few bites and you’re done. Luckily, a lighter solution lies

Apples shine in this cake

Sep 19, 2022 / 10:06 am

Photo: The Canadian Press This November 2020 photo shows a recipe for apple cake. Apples at Rosh Hashana symbolize abundance and hope for the new year. (Cheyenne Cohen via AP) Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, begins on Sunday evening (Sept. 25), and the people in my house would get p

Restoring culinary bounty

Sep 18, 2022 / 6:40 am

Photo: The Canadian Press A group from Parks Canada and First Nations along with others gather in a circle to discuss the clam bed restoration project underway while on the Salish sea garden tour on Russell Island, a 32-acre Gulf Island National Park near Salt Spring Island. A family o

2021 Uppercase Rosé

Sep 18, 2022 / 4:00 am

Photo: Contributed Wine: Rosé, 2021 Winery: Uppercase, Oliver Why drink it? Tucked into the District Wine Village, this winery’s portfolio is worth a visit or two. The palest of salmon-pink with a fleck of sunshine, Merlot grapes mere metres from the U.S. border at the

Enjoying fall food

Sep 17, 2022 / 4:00 am

Photo: Contributed Am I the only one who has a tough time making the transition when we wake up to autumn? I love fall colours and flavours, but I always feel a jolt when Nature flips the switch to change seasons. There is a dramatic shift that seems to occur this time of year&mdash

Tasty new take on breakfast

Sep 16, 2022 / 12:01 am

Photo: Contributed Simply put, Pur & Simple’s Ritou Maloni listens to the guests who eat at the restaurant. The restaurant’s co-founder, president and chief operating officer recently took a weeklong holiday for the first time in six years. She did not open a single wor

A different type of brewery

Sep 14, 2022 / 4:00 am

Madison Erhardt Kelowna's brewery district is serving up something a little different. MotherLove Ferments has opened a kombucha bar in the north end, using all organic ingredients, no artificial flavours and a high probiotic count. Kombucha is a fermented, sweetened tea drink comm

Party on at Octoblerfest

Sep 13, 2022 / 2:03 pm

Photo: Contributed Octoblerfest is on tap for another year. The event that brought a touch of Germany to the North Okanagan last year is scheduled Oct. 15-16 with the 'beer halls' opening at 2 p.m. each day. The event is a spin off a the massive Octoberfest, the world's

Help community stay fed

Sep 12, 2022 / 6:00 pm

Photo: BC Thanksgiving Food Drive The annual Penticton Thanksgiving Food Drive in support of the Salvation Army Food Bank is back, and volunteers hope for the community's help making sure no one goes hungry. Every year, volunteers distribute specially printed paper donation bags to

2017 Grizzli Viognier 

Sep 11, 2022 / 4:00 am

Photo: Contributed Wine: 2017 Viognier Winery: Grizzli, West Kelowna Why drink it? Viognier can have a bit of range to it, depending on the producer, from light to full bodied, floral to fruity. This bottle lands somewhere in the middle, beginning with light floral aromas mixed wit

Celebrating Moon Festival

Sep 10, 2022 / 11:01 am

Photo: Contributed In celebration of Moon Festival, Mission Hill Family Estate Winery has carefully crafted a limited number of gift sets, including its highly sought-after Legacy portfolio of wines. Hand-harvesting and hand-sorting top fruit from estate vineyards reflects the best of eac