Celebrate the Best of Arts, Crafts and Music from across Canada August 3-6, 2018

The Filberg Festival has always been known for featuring exceptional Canadian talent when it comes to entertainment. Headliners over the long weekend include: Michael Kaeshammer, The Paperboys, Dustin Bentall, Roy Forbes, R&B Allstars and The Boom Booms.  Visit http://filbergfestival.com/the-festival/entertainment/  for the full line up.  Performances take place on the Comox Rotary Stage and Peninsula Co-op…

Spring Patio tasting at Dockside Restaurant = great finds

Recently my fellow wine loving companion and I had the opportunity to join the throng of lucky souls who attended the Dockside Restaurant Spring Patio Tasting. This tasting event is so popular the limited number of tickets sell out quickly. Dockside Restaurant and Coal Harbour Liquor Store  host the annual Spring Patio Tasting on the…

Our Mother’s Day #Favourites to spoil Mum

MUM’S THE WORD: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR SERVES UP MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH, DINNER BUFFETS ON SUNDAY, MAY 13 MAMMA MIA: CIBO TRATTORIA PAYS HOMAGE TO MOMS BY HOSTING CELEBRATORY BRUNCH, DINNER SERVICES ON SUNDAY, MAY 13 Celebrate Mother’s Day in the most delicious way at Dockside Restaurant From YEW’s Famous Mother’s Day Brunch to…

Celebrate the Best of Arts, Crafts and Music from across Canada August 3-6, 2018

The Filberg Festival has always been known for featuring exceptional Canadian talent when it comes to entertainment. Headliners over the long weekend include: R&B Allstars, The Paperboys, Dustin Bentall, Roy Forbes, Boom Booms and Michael Kaeshammer.  Visit http://filbergfestival.com/the-festival/entertainment/  for the full line up.   Join us on Friday August 3rd for a special evening concert…

Mother’s Day Gift Guide Offerings

AG Hair (www.aghair.com) creates a new standard of beauty through handcrafted products that deliver on their promise. Born from a passion for quality, AG is a celebrated Canadian brand that uses a meticulous selection of natural ingredients. Show your support for women across the world: a portion of every bottle sold supports One Girl Can…

Spicing Up Vancouver Farmers Markets, Locally Made Adult Ginger Beer Makes A Big Splash

Odd Society Spirits Set to Release ‘Ginger’, a Real Ginger Beer Sharp on the tongue and straight to the point, Ginger by Odd Society Spirits is the real deal. This locally crafted ginger beer,made with fermented organic sugar and fresh ginger, is extremely refreshing with a satisfying finish. Simply made with water, organic sugar, yeast,…

Join Dana Reinhardt in Lazio, Italy for an incredible culinary experience

Join Chef Dana Reinhardt in exploring the incredible bounty of Lazio, Italy. The farm is covered with olive trees and vineyards and boasts a beautiful pool and vistas. This beautiful area is also home to many ancient Etruscan necropolis and ruins. We will harvest seasonal produce and use meat from the heritage breed cattle, pigs and chickens located…

Food Expert Angie Quaale Publishes Eating Local in the Fraser Valley

New book is a food-lover’s guide to British Columbia’s culinary rich region   With decades of culinary experience in the Fraser Valley, local food expert and author, Angie Quaale of Well Seasoned Gourmet Food Store, releases her first book, Eating Local in the Fraser Valley, that celebrates the bounty of Canadian food.  Eating Local in the Fraser…

5 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas that are NOT a Box of Chocolates

  Canada’s food trend expert shares gifts that fill your heart and belly    Angie Quaale has done it again. Quaale’s Well Seasoned Gourmet Food Store  has you covered for Valentine’s Day with five gift ideas that will keep you and your plus one happy, full, and wanting more. Gluten-free ideas are also plentiful without having to…

WITH LOVE, THIERRY

– Find Love and Romance this Valentine’s Day with Thierry Cafe – When it comes to romance, many think that the French know it best. Share ‘l’amore’ this Valentine’s Day with swoon-worthy creations by French Maitre Chocolatier and Patissier Chef Thierry Busset. Juliet Cake, Romeo Cake, and Vintage Valrhona Liquid Chocolate Over the last few weeks,…

BC Wine Studio launches wine in support of BC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program

    BC Wine Studio may make its wine in Okanagan Falls, but its heart is firmly in East Vancouver, and it’s proud to support the BC Farmers Market Nutrition Coupon Program with a delicious new Neighbour’s Blend which will help raise funds for the outstanding work done by this local food security program. The…

SWEET CELEBRATIONS: THOMAS HAAS UNVEILS NEW HANDSPUN CREATIONS FOR HOT CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL, VALENTINE’S DAY, CHINESE NEW YEAR 

  Show Your Love, Usher in the Upcoming ‘Year of the Dog’ with Chocolatier’s Latest Seasonal Collection of Signature Chocolate Confections   There are many reasons to celebrate this February at Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie, where the acclaimed chocolatier has revealed his latest lineup of seasonal handcrafted confections commemorating the 2018 Vancouver Hot Chocolate…

The Final recap of Our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – 23 Last Minute Ideas

Last minute shoppers this is for you! Get your rear in gear and start shopping. We have a whole list of ideas for everyone on your list. This is our final recap of all the great suggestions for Christmas gift giving 2017.With special thanks to all those companies, Chefs, wineries and shops who provided samples…

Our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Earls Cookbook

  A cookbook, how about that? As the co-founders of Earls, we’re delighted to be able to share all of these wonderful recipes with you. And we’re happy to see so many stories from our first thirty-four years, as well as surprised that they’re so interest-ing . . . we thought we ran a pretty tight…

December release… from bestselling cookbook author Shelley Adams!

  WHITEWATER COOKS more beautiful food Shelley Adams   Twelve years ago, Shelley Adams arrived on the British Columbia book scene with a gorgeous self published cookbook, Whitewater Cooks: Pure, Simple and Real Creations from the Fresh Tracks Cafe. In about a year, the 5,000 copy print run had sold out. Shelley sold her publishing…

The Cascade Company Fundraiser JT’s Hot Buttered Rum Mix

  For the second consecutive year, The Cascade Company is organizing a spirited fundraiser throughout December, with partial proceeds from the sale of JT’s Hot Buttered Rum Mix going to support the Fawkes Academy Parental Advisory Committee (Fawkes Academy provides individualized educational programs for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder, other complex developmental disabilities,…

Get dreaming ‘bout a weird Christmas

Weirdos Holiday Market, Dec. 16 + 17, caters to shoppers who treasure unconventional gift-giving     Surprise and delight your nearest and dearest this holiday season with items that were absolutely not on their list — because they never even knew they existed. The inaugural Weirdos Holiday Market takes place at Betamax Art Studios, 2244…

Our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – The View Winery

  We absolutely love the wines from The View Winery. Why are we so taken with the extensive line up of wines and Wards ciders from The View? What sets them apart from other Okanagan wines and ciders? Every bottle or can is filled with personality. Just like owner Jennifer Molgat the inspiration, perspiration, incentive, ambition…