Winter Holiday Game Lasagne recipe – Wildebeest

  Wildebeest’s Game Lasagne     Featuring a meaty mélange of venison and lamb, Wildebeest’s game lasagna offers a hearty new take on the classic Italian dish.     Serves 4 Braise Ingredients: 500g venison stewing meat 500g boneless lamb leg 1 medium onion, diced 1 medium carrot, diced 2 celery stalks, diced 3 cloves … Read moreWinter Holiday Game Lasagne recipe – Wildebeest

Winter Holiday Tortilla Soup recipe – Tacofino Vancouver

  ‘Tortilla Soup’     Ingredients 4 litres chicken stock * 4 TBSP ancho purée * 1TBSP ancho powder 2 cups lightly sautéed onion Salt to taste 3/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice Valentina to taste (1/4 cup ish?) Method *For the stock we buy free range chicken bones, roast and simmer over night with … Read moreWinter Holiday Tortilla Soup recipe – Tacofino Vancouver

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler Sparkles This Festive Season 

Festival of Trees, ‘The Cabin’ Pop-Up, Merry Meals, New Year’s Gala, and Holiday Après Make it a winter white festive season escape at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler. A magical energy is in the air as guests savour special time with family and friends both on-and-off, the mountain. Whistler Cubs activities invite kids to play holiday-style, while the … Read moreFour Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler Sparkles This Festive Season 

Our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Quails’ Gate Winery

  We are supporters of the British Columbia wine industry and so far have featured a number of our favourite wineries in Our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions This time we are featuring the family owned Quails’ Gate Winery and we are doing so not just because we like their wines but also because family owned and estate … Read moreOur #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Quails’ Gate Winery

Winter Holiday “Cashew on the Flip-side” recipe – Wildebeest

  ‘Cashew on the Flip-side’     A Unique twist on the classic rum-and-eggnog, Wildebeest’s ‘Cashew on the Flip-side’ offers a cheeky mix offers a mix of rum, dessert wine, cashew milk, whole egg and house-made winter spice syrup. Shaken with egg to create a frothy consistency and finished with a grating of tonka bean, the … Read moreWinter Holiday “Cashew on the Flip-side” recipe – Wildebeest

Winter Holiday Brioche Bread Stuffing recipe – Railtown Catering

  Dried Apricot, Chestnut & Brioche Bread Stuffing                     Ingredients: 2 loaves brioche bread, diced into cubes 4 stalks celery, diced 1 small yellow onion, diced 4 cloves garlic, chopped ½ bunch fresh sage, chopped ¼ bunch fresh thyme, chopped 1 small handful of dried apricots, … Read moreWinter Holiday Brioche Bread Stuffing recipe – Railtown Catering

Winter Holiday Slaughternog recipe – L’Abattoir

  ‘L’Abattoir Slaughternog’     INGREDIENTS: 45 mL Maker’s Mark Kentucky Straight Bourbon 15 mL Sons of Vancouver Amaretto 15 mL Lemon Juice 15 mL Orange Juice 20 mL Honey Water (1 part honey to 1 part water) 15 mL Cream 2 dashes Bittered Sling Malagasy Chocolate Bitters 1 Whole Egg METHOD: Combine all ingredients … Read moreWinter Holiday Slaughternog recipe – L’Abattoir

Winter Holiday Beef Tenderloin recipe – Cibo Trattoria

  Herd-Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Parmesan Potato Pave   Yields 4 servings INGREDIENTS:  Four pieces of beef tenderloin (approximately 5 to 6 oz. each) Crust 2 Tbsp. butter 1/2 cup bread crumbs 1/4 bunch parsley 1/4 bunch basil 1/4 bunch rosemary Salt and Pepper 1 tsp. Dijon mustard Potato Pave 6 to 8 peeled russet potatoes, … Read moreWinter Holiday Beef Tenderloin recipe – Cibo Trattoria

Our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions from Roots

  The littlest girl in your life, be it a daughter, sister, grandchild, niece or cousin you will be the #1 Santa with these adorable gift suggestions from Roots. Inspired by Canada 150 and our Canadian roots, our Toddler Heritage Canada Dress is made from our comfortable fleece and features contrast raglan sleeves. $48.00 Cdn … Read moreOur #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions from Roots

Winter Holiday “Hangover” Frittata recipe – Café Medina

  Winter ‘Hangover’ Frittata     Serves 4-6 Ingredients 1 medium-sized winter squash (ex. kabocha, kuri, winter luxury) 150 grams of roasted potatoes (can be leftovers from Christmas dinner!) 227 grams sausage, casing removed 1 small onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, peeled and chopped 4 oz capriny goat cheese ¼ cup olive oil 6 whole … Read moreWinter Holiday “Hangover” Frittata recipe – Café Medina

Winter Holiday Gratin Dauphinoise recipe – Au Comptoir

  ‘Gratin Dauphinoise’       Dauphinoise Potatoes Yields 4 servings Ingredients: 1½ kg (roughly 5 large) Potatoes (Chef Dan likes Yukon Gold, though you could even use sweet potatoes, celery root or parsnips) 400 mL Heavy Cream 2 Tbsp Kosher Salt 1 clove Garlic, crushed 2 sprigs Fresh Thyme 1 tsp Black Peppercorn, whole 1 … Read moreWinter Holiday Gratin Dauphinoise recipe – Au Comptoir

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, … Read moreThe Cascade Company Fundraiser JT’s Hot Buttered Rum Mix

Our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Whitehaven Wine

  Skip the milk – pair your holiday cookies with Whitehaven Wine this holiday season.   Putting out milk and cookies on Christmas Eve for Santa is a classic Holiday tradition. They say it’s what keeps him fueled for the big night. We definitely agree on the cookie part but maybe there is another way … Read moreOur #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Whitehaven Wine

Get friends and family together for an early Christmas celebration at Dockside

  Turkey lunch and dinner offered December 22nd-24th to make holiday planning easier   Organizing a Christmas feast seems to get more complicated with every passing year. Multiple groups of family and friends combined with conflicting travel schedules often make getting everyone together for the holiday meal impossible.   This year, Dockside Restaurant is offering … Read moreGet friends and family together for an early Christmas celebration at Dockside

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 … Read moreGet dreaming ‘bout a weird Christmas

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 … Read moreOur #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – The View Winery

Our #FavouriteThings Gift Suggestions – The Okanagan Table Cookbook by Chef Rod Butters

With special thanks to Chef Rod Butters who has kindly provided a selection of his restaurant’s favourite recipes that are featured in his Cookbook The Okanagan Table. Highly in demand and another of our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions.   Braised Beets and Crumbled Chèvre   serves 4 Whether slow roasted in an oven to enhance … Read moreOur #FavouriteThings Gift Suggestions – The Okanagan Table Cookbook by Chef Rod Butters

Christmas Queen 4 – Secret Santa Continues a Beloved (and Hilarous) Holiday Tradition

  Forget the piped-in carols, Santa hats and Christmas decorations. For me, the holiday season doesn’t start until Her Royal Meanness, the blue-haired, buxom Christmas Queen makes her appearance on the Vancouver TheatreSports™ stage. For the past three years the Royal we all love to hate has done her best to ruin Christmas for everyone – and … Read moreChristmas Queen 4 – Secret Santa Continues a Beloved (and Hilarous) Holiday Tradition

Blue Grouse Estate Winery ends 2017 with a new look

  The winery’s new website truly captures the Vancouver Island wine experience Over the past five years, a lot has changed at Blue Grouse Estate Winery, and they are celebrating these changes with a new web look. Since the Brunner family purchased one of Cowichan Valley’s oldest estate vineyards and winery in 2012, they have given the … Read moreBlue Grouse Estate Winery ends 2017 with a new look