September 8, 2021 -Dishes of ( from top left, clockwise) Beef Carpaccio, Spaghetti and Wagyu Meatballs  and Prawn Carbonara at the Lot 1 Pasta Bar restaurant. Don Denton photograph

Good pasta, good karma

Lot 1 Pasta Bar changes the game

  • Oct 18, 2021

 

The new Lake Country Community Fridge has officially opened at the Winfield United Church on Woodsdale Road. (Facebook photo)

Community fridge opens in Lake Country

Fridge found at Winfield United Church; judgment-free zone

 

Volunteers sort through thousands of bags non-perishables donated during the Thanksgiving Food Drive Sept. 25, which collected 37,800 pounds of food for the Salvation Army Food Bank. (Contributed)

Vernon gives record support for Thanksgiving food drive

City and Coldstream collection more than doubles previous years

 

A traditional salmon barbecue on Newcastle Island near Nanaimo. Black Press File Photo

Indigenous food sovereignty movement reclaiming wellness, sense of identity

Indigenous health dietitian says goal is to restore decision making power through food supply

A traditional salmon barbecue on Newcastle Island near Nanaimo. Black Press File Photo
Kathie Dionne, centre, competed in the Food Network’s The Big Bake: Halloween. (Contributed)

Kelowna baker goes national with spooky cake

Local cake maker Kathie Dionne will be featured on The Big Bake: Halloween on the Food Network

Kathie Dionne, centre, competed in the Food Network’s The Big Bake: Halloween. (Contributed)
Chef Scott Geiring_Photograph by Lia Crowe

Good Taste with Chef de cuisine Scott Geiring

Food and wine at O’Rourke’s Peak Cellars

  • Sep 24, 2021
Chef Scott Geiring_Photograph by Lia Crowe
Shuswap Food Action’s Serena Caner with Tasha Evanishin and farmer Devin Armstrong peek from behind the 55 dozens cobs of corn they just unloaded on Sept. 3 to be frozen and then used for the school lunch progam at Jackson high school. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Shuswap Food Action incorporates fresh local foods in school meal program

From local farm to local plates, fresh corn and tomatoes are frozen for future lunches

Shuswap Food Action’s Serena Caner with Tasha Evanishin and farmer Devin Armstrong peek from behind the 55 dozens cobs of corn they just unloaded on Sept. 3 to be frozen and then used for the school lunch progam at Jackson high school. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Merritt is much more than just a rest stop on the Coquihalla, and its resident brewery, the Empty Keg Brewhouse, will help prove that.

Craft beer in the Thompson-Okanagan: 3 Ale Trails to explore!

When it comes to voting for the BC Ale Trail’s Best Brewery…

Merritt is much more than just a rest stop on the Coquihalla, and its resident brewery, the Empty Keg Brewhouse, will help prove that.
Rodrigo Pinto, General Manager for the Vancouver outlet for Finest At Sea holds up live crabs in front of a  shellfish tank. Don Denton photograph

Finest At Sea is a different kettle of fish

Fresh seafood from the deli or the restaurant

  • Aug 27, 2021
Rodrigo Pinto, General Manager for the Vancouver outlet for Finest At Sea holds up live crabs in front of a  shellfish tank. Don Denton photograph
The “Crazy Chilliwack Corn Man” with his truck and the corn he sells for $1 a cob (Clayton Whitelaw/Penticton Western News)

Who is Penticton’s Crazy Chilliwack Corn Man?

The Corn Man has been selling Chilliwack corn in the Okanagan for almost 10 years

The “Crazy Chilliwack Corn Man” with his truck and the corn he sells for $1 a cob (Clayton Whitelaw/Penticton Western News)
Stuart and Natalie Sorkilmo, with kids Asher and Evie, own and operate The Bus Stop Bistro food truck. (Contributed)

Bus Stop Bistro off to a good start in Sicamous

New food truck’s mission is to provide people with whole, real food that makes them feel good

Stuart and Natalie Sorkilmo, with kids Asher and Evie, own and operate The Bus Stop Bistro food truck. (Contributed)
Friends of Dorothy. Lia Crowe photography

Fun, food and drink at Friends of Dorothy

A lounge fit for a queen

  • Aug 16, 2021
Friends of Dorothy. Lia Crowe photography
Travel inspired recipes from Ellie Shortt. Lia Crowe photography

Great Escapes with Travel-Inspired Recipes

Think global and source local with these international tastes

  • Aug 6, 2021
Travel inspired recipes from Ellie Shortt. Lia Crowe photography
Last year, Port Alberni’s Twin City Brewing earned the BC Ale Trail’s Best Brewery Experience award for the quality of its beer and food as well as the way it adapted to the pandemic.

Which BC brewery do you think offers the best overall experience?

Voting is underway for the BC Ale Trail’s Best Brewery Experience award

Last year, Port Alberni’s Twin City Brewing earned the BC Ale Trail’s Best Brewery Experience award for the quality of its beer and food as well as the way it adapted to the pandemic.
Biking on Knox Mountain. Photo courtesy Tourism Kelowna.

This Okanagan town has a bit of all-season everything

The largest city in the interior of British Columbia and along the…

  • Aug 3, 2021
Biking on Knox Mountain. Photo courtesy Tourism Kelowna.
Black Press photojournalist Arnold Lim. (Submitted photo)

Black Press photojournalist Arnold Lim reports from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Podcast: Chat includes things to do while quarantining and Lim’s movie ‘All-in Madonna’

Black Press photojournalist Arnold Lim. (Submitted photo)
Thea VanHerwaarden of Comox. (Photo supplied)

Food: Catching up with British Columbia chef, TV personality Thea VanHerwaarden

Podcast: Talk includes an early introduction to food, time on TV and future plans

Thea VanHerwaarden of Comox. (Photo supplied)
Family of Farmers

Old and new world techniques come together at Enderby dairy farm

Belinda Arpagaus farms a little bit (old) country. Arpagaus is a fifth-generation…

  • Jul 19, 2021
Family of Farmers
Shuswap Cider Company’s Lindsay Wong, Kailee Amlin with son Knox, and Gena Ginn stand among the large tanks where the cider is made at their Westgate Public Market location. Now open for business, the Shuswap Cider Company includes a tasting room where growlers and canned cider can be purchased. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Shuswap Cider Company taps into Salmon Arm’s apple heritage

City’s first cidery opens with dining options at Westgate Public Market

Shuswap Cider Company’s Lindsay Wong, Kailee Amlin with son Knox, and Gena Ginn stand among the large tanks where the cider is made at their Westgate Public Market location. Now open for business, the Shuswap Cider Company includes a tasting room where growlers and canned cider can be purchased. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Terry Raven in her Pots and Paraphernalia shop in Duncan. Don Denton photograph

Terry Raven’s eye for detail

Pots & Paraphernalia brings artistic flair to the world of retail

  • Jul 2, 2021
Terry Raven in her Pots and Paraphernalia shop in Duncan. Don Denton photograph