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Okanagan Taste

What’s next for B.C.'s wine industry?

What’s next for B.C.'s wine industry?

Feb 21, 2024 / 11:00 am

If you’re in the B.C. wine industry, a fan of Okanagan wines or are somehow linked to it in hospitality, tourism or another business, you no doubt know...

Tasty ways to celebrate Valentine's Day

Tasty ways to celebrate Valentine's Day

Feb 7, 2024 / 11:00 am

Cupid’s annual appearance is just one week away. If you’re celebrating true love, a true friend or simply looking for something to combat the...

Dine Around the Okanagan returns later this month

Dine Around the Okanagan returns later this month

Jan 10, 2024 / 11:00 am

One of the year’s best celebrations for foodies in B.C. begins soon—Dine Around B.C. officially starts Jan. 17 and runs until Feb. 11. Dine Around...

Let's get back to creating dishes and appreciating food

Let's get back to creating dishes and appreciating food

Dec 27, 2023 / 11:00 am

The idea of New Year’s resolutions feels a bit outdated. Often made, many fade away after a few weeks. The word itself, from Merriam-Webster, in part, is...

The Okanagan Taste Christmas gift guide

The Okanagan Taste Christmas gift guide

Dec 13, 2023 / 11:00 am

Holiday gift guides are in season, and they are plentiful. Full disclosure, no one asked me for one, but I’m going throw my gift list suggestions into the...

The art of the ‘errand hang’

The art of the ‘errand hang’

Nov 29, 2023 / 11:00 am

I don’t think I’ve seen a newscast lately that doesn’t include a report on the economic strife that is hitting the holiday season this year....

Save these dates for wintery fun

Save these dates for wintery fun

Nov 15, 2023 / 11:00 am

It’s not officially winter, but it is definitely winter event season and time to “calendarize” a few things. This includes pre-ordering and...

A taste of the conferences and courses available this winter

A taste of the conferences and courses available this winter

Nov 1, 2023 / 11:00 am

In the middle of this unpalatable economy, there may not be much taste for spending funds on anything educational. That said, I was recently reminded of...

From collaboration to cold brew, beer week is coming

From collaboration to cold brew, beer week is coming

Oct 4, 2023 / 11:00 am

Once you’ve recovered from your holiday feast this coming weekend, the countdown to October’s next seasonal festivities begins. The fifth annual...

Finding the right drinks for a spicy serving

Finding the right drinks for a spicy serving

Sep 20, 2023 / 11:00 am

Rugged, rustic, and ripe. Three words that could easily describe the Similkameen Valley, the area in and around Keremeos and Cawston, under the distinct...

Settle in for a good read, sip and nibble with these new books

Settle in for a good read, sip and nibble with these new books

Sep 6, 2023 / 11:00 am

Fall is my favourite time of year two reasons—new television shows and new books. The former is not what it used to be thanks to changes in technology and...

Ways to help people and businesses who are hurting

Ways to help people and businesses who are hurting

Aug 23, 2023 / 11:00 am

Two songs have been swirling through my head in recent days—Whitesnake’s Here I Go Again, and, at the opposite end of the musical spectrum, Dolly...

Comparing and contrasting Chianti

Comparing and contrasting Chianti

Aug 9, 2023 / 11:00 am

If you’re of a certain age, hearing someone mention the wine Chianti may bring up a certain memory or two. First, the image of a squat, bulbous bottle of...

A smorgasbord of Okanagan events still ahead this summer

A smorgasbord of Okanagan events still ahead this summer

Jul 26, 2023 / 11:00 am

The countdown is already on to the unofficial end of summer – Labour Day weekend – but if you’re actually counting, there are only 58 days...

Mocktails and no-buzz bubbles

Mocktails and no-buzz bubbles

Jul 12, 2023 / 11:00 am

My go-to “mocktail” was once a standard soda and cranberry with a lime wedge. Eventually, the cranberry was eliminated for being too sweet. Boring,...

Something to be said for a salad featuring a wedge of iceberg lettuce

Something to be said for a salad featuring a wedge of iceberg lettuce

Jun 28, 2023 / 11:00 am

Much like fashion, in food there are trends that come and go, or dishes that disappear into the dark corners of yellowed recipe cards, hopefully never to...

White Spot bringing back a taste from the past to celebrate 95 years

White Spot bringing back a taste from the past to celebrate 95 years

Jun 14, 2023 / 11:00 am

There is something about Father’s Day that reeks of nostalgia–at least for me–from the embedded scent of cologne in the family car upholstery,...

Outdoor music plentiful this summer in the Okanagan

Outdoor music plentiful this summer in the Okanagan

May 31, 2023 / 11:00 am

As summer beckons, residents and guests in the Okanagan are preparing to get outdoors and the sound of live music will soon start to floating through the air....

Dig ‘inn’ with Naramata's new chef

Dig ‘inn’ with Naramata's new chef

May 17, 2023 / 11:00 am

"Farm-to-table” is now a such a familiar mantra at Okanagan eateries it’s almost odd to not see it as a phrase on a restaurant’s menu,...

There's plenty we can do at home to help the planet

There's plenty we can do at home to help the planet

Apr 19, 2023 / 11:00 am

If you missed the memo, April is Earth Month, and this coming Saturday (April 22) is Earth Day. Making smart, sustainable choices has come a long way from...

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