Category of: Canada

City Slickers in the Vineyard – Harvesting at Noble Ridge Vineyard and Winery

October 22, 2013

So, are you dreaming of owning a vineyard? Not so fast. It is a romantic notion to own a vineyard, but the reality is that working a vineyard is farming and often lacks the glamour that you would otherwise expect. Owning a vineyard is demanding physically and emotionally, not to mention the financial risk it entails. They say that the way to make a small fortune in the wine business is to start with a large... View Article

Alfresco Dinner in the Vineyard – Joy Road Catering

October 18, 2013

Okanagan culinary adventures Olive Oil and Lemons Style: celebrating the first day of fall at an alfresco dinner in the vineyard by Joy road Catering at God’s Mountain Estate. Continued from HERE. A few weeks ago we purchased tickets for a vineyard dinner at God’s Mountain Estate B&B above Skaha lake, an event put on by God’s Mountain and the fabulous chefs from Joy Road Catering. I have been interested in attending one of these dinners but the... View Article

micro bar * bites – the new restaurant from RauDZ © Creative Concepts Ltd

October 7, 2013

Chef Rod Butters and his business partner Audrey Surrao are doing it again. After the acclaimed four diamond Fresco and the subsequent and equally fabulous RauDZ Regional Table they have pooled their culinary vision together to create the new and exciting micro bar * bites. micro bar is a first of it’s kind in the Okanagan, bringing a New york and European style establishment to our local culinary scene. Trying to get into RauDZ and finding a line... View Article

Penticton Farmers Market

September 3, 2013

If you are visiting the Okanagan don’t miss a trip to Penticton’s weekly farmers’ market. It’s a worthwhile destination for foodies, craft-lovers and anyone who appreciates a taste of the local. The market, held every Saturday from May 4th to October 26 between 8:30-1:00 is considered by those “in the know” to be one of the best in the Okanagan if not the entire province (permanent Granville Island Market excluded:). The market is organized by... View Article

Feast of Fields – Okanagan Abundance

August 20, 2013

On Sunday, the much anticipated Feast of Fields, the 5th annual event, took place at Little Church organic Farm on Gordon Drive here in Kelowna. The event is organized by Farmfolk Cityfolk, a not-for-profit organization that works to cultivate local, sustainable food system. Their projects are organized to provide access to & protection of foodlands; support local growers and producers and engage communities in the celebration of local foods ( of Fields takes place in... View Article

Dîner en Blanc

July 5, 2013

Dîner en Blanc, Kelowna, July 4, 2013 After much anticipation (not excluding a few “do I really need to do this” moments) the day has arrived. Dîner en Blanc dream-like picnic in Kelowna was happening tonight. The event was conceived almost accidentally by a French (who else) aristocrat entertaining his friends at the Bois de Boulogne forest-like park in the 16th arrondissement in Paris. This popular park is a destination for many Parisians and guests... View Article

Kelowna for Foodies

August 14, 2012

I have been vacationing in Kelowna for the past several years and have a few places I like to go to for food and food related shopping. Cooking vegetarian means I judge places by the selection and condition of their produce, not by what they stock on their shelves (canned and bottled products etc.).  I’d like to share my list with you in case you are a newcomer to that lovely area and need some... View Article

Around Town Calgary

April 18, 2012

The Cookbook Company A Mecca for foodies, the cookbook company has been around since the early 80’s I believe and has grown to be a leader in the Calgary food scene. Their beautiful store on 11th Ave has everything a cook may wish for. Specialty and hard to find food items, cheeses, homemade stocks, oils, vinegars and special salts are just a few of the treasures you will find there. They also stock an excellent... View Article