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Kelowna community fridge offers free food to those in need

Like those free libraries popping up in people's front yards, the Kelowna Community Fridge operates on a take something, leave something basis.

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RECIPE: Make this soup for mom this weekend

One of my greatest joys has been my involvement with Soup Sisters and being one of the founders of the Kelowna chapter. 

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Penticton's popular Smugglers Smoke House closing its doors

Penticton’s Smugglers Smokehouse has become an economic victim of the pandemic.

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iN VIDEO: Drones distributing sterile moths in Okanagan to curb pest numbers

A chance encounter on a winter vacation has led to a whole new way of distributing sterile codling moths into Okanagan and Kootenay orchards.

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Wine of the Week: Celebrate Mother's Day with a magnum of rosé

Go big this Mother’s Day and grab your mom a magnum of rosé to celebrate her magnificence.

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It's official: Beer on the beach is back for another summer in Penticton

Penticton’s public alcohol consumption pilot project is back for a second summer after passing a final approval with city council yesterday.

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Wine that went to space for sale with $1 million price tag

LONDON - The wine is out of this world. The price is appropriately stratospheric.

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Two ice cream parlours open in Kamloops as summer approaches

Two new ice cream joints have opened up in Kamloops this weekend, just in time for warmer weather.

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The View Winery: Think pink (and green)

Jennifer Turton-Molgat at The View Winery and Wards Cidery has always been an innovator. Always a step ahead of the trends in the industry, Jennifer and her team were pioneers in canning wines and were also large contributors to the early craft cider movement in the Pacific Northwest. They were one of the original producers of Pinotage in B.C. and were the first in North America to produce a Pinotage rosé.

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Wine of the Week: The View Winery's 2020 Pink Rhino rosé

Now called Pink Rhino, The View Winery’s Pinotage rosé is now housed in a green glass bottle. Jennifer Turton Molgat chose the new name to celebrate the rhinoceros that the winery has adopted in South Africa. The proceeds from the sales of this wine will go towards caring for the rhino whose life, like a lot of endangered wildlife, felt the negative effects of COVID-19. Molgat has family roots in South Africa which is what inspired the family to plant Pinotage in the first place

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Canada’s first interactive online winery tasting room launches in B.C.

Winemaker’s CUT is redrawing the boundaries of reality and virtual, with an online dedicated interactive wine tasting room on their website. 

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Petition urges council to close part of downtown Vernon to traffic

An online petition is asking Vernon city council to close two blocks of 30 Avenue downtown to support struggling businesses.

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RECIPE: Celebrate halibut season with this Thai Coconut Curry

I love coconut milk. This rich, creamy, fragrant gift from nature transports me to holiday mode no matter what time of year it is. Coconut curry sauce is astonishingly easy to make at home when you use Thai curry paste. There is a red and green curry available and either one works wonderfully.

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The Bundt cake is once again gracing the kitchens of North America

The Bundt cake was born in 1950 when H. David Dalquist, the owner of the Minnesota Nordic Ware company, was asked by a local Jewish women’s society to create a metal cake pan similar to the European handmade ceramic baking molds that were used to make traditional kugelhopf, a yeast-based cake.

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Thompson-Okanagan cities allow patios, close streets to support business during COVID-19 restrictions

Cities in the Thompson-Okanagan are looking to support local businesses this summer with expanded patios and street closures in light of recent COVID-19 restrictions limiting restaurant operations to outdoor dining.

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A farmer to chefs reveals his deep vegetable knowledge

NEW YORK - Despite thousands of years of humans working the soil, there are still things to learn. Just ask Farmer Lee Jones about the beet leaves.

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Wine of the Week: Amber No. 2 La Fabrique St. George

Pascal Roy, co-owner of the uber-charming Le Marché St. George café and grocery in Vancouver, opened his natural wine bar La Fabrique St. George in the trendy Mt. Pleasant neighbourhood last summer. The concept was born from Pascal’s love affair with the ancient winemaking process he discovered in the Caucasus region of Georgia.

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Mobile mountain kitchen is back feeding travellers on Coquihalla

A sure sign that spring is coming to the Coquihalla Highway is the annual opening of The Lunch Bucket food truck, a seasonal oasis located at the Zopkios brake check roughly halfway between Merritt and Hope.

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