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5 Recipes for Kids this Summer Holiday

August 14, 2018

5 easy recipes for kids this summer holidays Summer holidays are almost over – parents can breathe a sigh of relief! If you’re running out of ideas to keep the kids entertained this month (they have been on break for a while, after all), why not get them in the kitchen? It’s a great way to te...

Eating Local in the Fraser Valley Part 2: The Picnic

August 10, 2018

Tamsin Scholz To make the most of all the goodies I took away from our Fraser Valley tour – preserves, relish, beer, whiskey, berries, bread and more – I decide to throw a little picnic for my friends. Well, when I say that I’m going to throw a picnic, I really mean that I’ll bring the goodie...

What's on this August in BC

August 07, 2018

What’s on this August Make the most of the last of summer, and check out some of these awesome events happening around BC in August!   Harmony Arts Festival 2018 August 3-12 The Harmony Arts Festival has been one of the North Shore’s most popular cultural events for 28 years. The festiva...

A Locally Inspired Visit Based On The Book: Eating Local in the Fraser Valley

August 03, 2018

Tamsin Scholz Local business owner and author Angie Quaale says you need more than just a day to truly explore the Fraser Valley. I can verify this. There is a variety of things to see and do in the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) that it will definitely take longer than you think. Ang...

Fresh As Can Be: The White Whale Public House

July 27, 2018

Tamsin Scholz Did you know that you can kayak directly to the White Whale Public House in Courtenay, BC? Yes that’s right. Right up to the dock below their sunny patio and next to their new party barge. It’s not a bad way to get yourself something yummy to snack on, especially in this great s...

Summer berries in BC

July 25, 2018

Summer is a wonderful time of year for fresh berries, and in BC we are lucky to have a wide range of fresh options grown locally. Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries are all great additions to the menu and are delicious snacks in the warm weather! And don’t forget some of ...

Community is The Word – At Home With Comox Valley’s Atlas Café

July 20, 2018

Tamsin Scholz Sandra Viney has fantastic taste in cocktails. In fact, if you stop by Atlas Café in downtown Courtenay you can actually order ‘The Viney’ – it’s a delicious mix of Casadores Reposado, St Germain elderflower liqueur, fresh lime, simple syrup and fresh cucumber. The cocktail is n...

Winderberry & Edibles Farm, Café + Catering: A ‘Growing’ Family Business

July 18, 2018

Miche Warwick Three Decades, Three Generations Windermere, British Columbia, located in the heart of the Columbia Valley in the East Kootenay region near the town of Invermere, is home to a beautiful certified organic farm, farm-to-table café, and sprawling 25,000 square foot greenhouse. Coll...

BC’s Very Own Organic Ocean

July 13, 2018

Tamsin Scholz When Dane Chauvel, co-owner of Organic Ocean Seafood, asks if we would like to join him and his crew for a morning on the water, I jump at the chance. How often do you get the chance to see a commercial fishing operation in action? And so, on a Tuesday morning, Steve Johansen p...

Chaser’s Fresh Juice expands operation with move to East Vancouver

July 10, 2018

Tamsin Scholz When Al and Jill Forster retired from the restaurant business, it was their long-time friendship with Chaser’s Fresh Juice founder Richard Chase that encouraged them to open their own location in Vancouver. Since moving to their current East Vancouver location from their beginni...

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