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Saturday Recipe: Easy and delicious apple cake

Growing up on an orchard in East Kelowna has made me a super fan girl for all things B.C. apples.

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Cranberries: A B.C. love story

Most of us enjoyed cranberry sauce with our turkey this past Thanksgiving but do you know where those cranberries came from?

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'Iconic' lighthouse proposed for West Kelowna's southern entrance ridiculed by councillor

An eight-storey lighthouse near West Kelowna’s southern entrance won’t become an iconic structure, at least not until there is more public feedback.

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What the winemakers are recommending to pair with your Thanksgiving Feast

Thanksgiving dinner should be a celebration of local. Living here in beautiful B.C. is super easy to laden your holiday table exclusively with ingredients sourced from your farming community! And, like most holiday celebrations, there must be wine and choosing the best bottle to pair with your bird is a must.

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Apple season is here, so of course — make soup!

The days may be warmer but come dinner time, there is a chill in the air that beckons for a bowl of soup.

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Put this Vegetable Stew on the menu for fall

Our farm markets have now become laden with colourful pumpkins and squash heralding autumn and the beginning of comfort food season.

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Make panzanella salad to celebrate the end of peach and tomato season

Harvest is in full swing now which means last chance for romance with some of your favourite fall ingredients. Peaches are rounding up for the year and so are heirloom tomatoes, so please make this salad as a finale to another wonderful season.

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Say 'goodbye, summer' and 'hello, fall' with this easy to make Okanagan Italian Plum Torte

One of the most popular recipes from the New York Times is Marian Burros’ Plum Torte, which was printed every September from 1983 until 1989. This delicious and easy to make cake has over the decades had many variations including being made with other fruit such as blueberries, apricots and pears along with endless spice combinations.

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Zucchini pancakes are the perfect end-of-summer side dish

Zucchini is one of the favourite members of the squash family. Known in some countries as courgettes, these versatile veggies are plentiful right now so you might be trying to find ways to up your extras in the garden. Try adding it into your pasta sauces, frittatas, muffin recipes or one of the easiest and most delicious ways is to cut them lengthwise into thick ribbons and grill them, topping with extra virgin olive oil and chopped basil.

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As local gardens continue to produce, make this delicious relish to preserve the season

While the local gardens are still producing, you should preserve as much as possible.

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RECIPE: Summer porch menu featuring halibut and squid

Who needs the Mediterranean when we’ve got the Okanagan? Summer life in this beautiful valley gives British Columbians serious rights on the ultimate lifestyle that includes sunshine, the lake, local food and wine. 

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Peaches are in season: Make this delicious salsa tonight

Life is peachy right now in the Okanagan, and when life gives you peaches, make peach salsa. Salsa is the ultimate summer treat and is super versatile. I love adding seasonal fruits and berries to the mix to serve on chicken, fish or just as a snack with tortilla chips.

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Support B.C. Restaurants During the 4th Wild Salmon Celebration

The Chefs’ Table Society of BC (CTS) and the BC Salmon Marketing Council (BCSMC) are coming together Friday, Aug. 21 to Sunday, Aug. 23 for a celebration of the iconic B.C. product: wild salmon. Typically a one-day Vancouver-based event, this year due to COVID-19 restrictions there is a new format for the celebration with 10 participating chefs and restaurants in communities around the province.

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Summer menu: Buttermilk Fried Chicken

This time of the year the local food scene is so exciting with some of my most favourite vegetables and fruits coming into season. Right now, we can enjoy bounteous amounts of peaches and zucchini, two of my all-time favourites, but I am waiting for heirloom tomatoes and chanterelles with baited breath to complete my top line up.

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RECIPE: Grandma’s Strawberry Angel Cloud Cake

Nothing says summer like strawberries. This cake brings back fond memories of my grandmother who would make it every summer, once strawberries appeared at the local fruit stands.

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Summer cooking adventures: Lobster & steak, please

My obsession with picnicking may be a little annoying but really, what could be better than dining al fresco? Well, actually…cooking AND dining al fresco is truly the ultimate.

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Celebrate Canada’s blueberry with this easy summer dessert

With B.C.’s local blueberry season in full swing and the #gobluebc campaign on, now is this time to indulge in one of Canada’s national food treasures. 

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