Jennifer Schell

Last-minute gift ideas for those in the South Okanagan

Last-minute gift ideas for those in the South Okanagan

Time is a-running out but don’t fret, there are tons of ideas on what to get the food and drink lovers in your life.

Last-minute gift ideas for those in the South Okanagan
Crowds sample some of the offerings at last year’s Art of the Oyster hosted by Walnut Beach Resort.

Oyster Festival returns to Okanagan

Oliver/Osoyoos Oyster Festival starts Wednesday and concludes with Art of the Oyster on Saturday

Crowds sample some of the offerings at last year’s Art of the Oyster hosted by Walnut Beach Resort.
Julius Bloomfield and his wife Toni recently purchased the Naramata Heritage Inn and Spa.

Inn captures magic of Wine Country

Julius and Toni Bloomfield take over historic Naramata Heritage Inn and Spa

Julius Bloomfield and his wife Toni recently purchased the Naramata Heritage Inn and Spa.
Sara and Troy Harker receive the B.C. Outstanding Young Farmers Award at the B.C. Ag Gala last month in Abbotsford from Canadian Outstanding Young Farmers president Derek Janzen (left) and B.C. Lt.-Gov. Judy Guichon (right).

Farming roots run deep

Fifth-generation farmers Sara and Troy Harker from Harker’s Organics in Cawston win provincial award

Sara and Troy Harker receive the B.C. Outstanding Young Farmers Award at the B.C. Ag Gala last month in Abbotsford from Canadian Outstanding Young Farmers president Derek Janzen (left) and B.C. Lt.-Gov. Judy Guichon (right).
Chef Liam McNulty from Nk’Mip Patio Restaurant in Osoyoos and Chef Natasha Schooten from Terrafina Restaurant at Hester Creek are two of the starring chefs at the upcoming Annual Grand Night fundraiser at Watermark Resort.

Chefs cook up a grand celebration

Grand Dinner and Dance set for Jan. 26 at Osoyoos Watermark Beach Resort

Chef Liam McNulty from Nk’Mip Patio Restaurant in Osoyoos and Chef Natasha Schooten from Terrafina Restaurant at Hester Creek are two of the starring chefs at the upcoming Annual Grand Night fundraiser at Watermark Resort.

Gift ideas for the food lover

While you are making a list and checking it twice, I have some great gift ideas for those who have been nice this year

Cookbook offers recipe for support

With every sale of The Soup Sisters Cookbook, a much-needed bowl of soup will find its way to someone in need.

Simon Cecconi

Chef sizzles at hot sauce contest

Chef Bernard Casavant from the Wild Apple Restaurant at Manteo wins best overall hot sauce at Similkameen Pepper Festival

Simon Cecconi
The crowd was all in white for the inaugural Okanagan White Dinner

White Dinner a glamorous affair

An estimated 200 people took part in the inaugural Okanagan White Dinner on Sept. 9

The crowd was all in white for the inaugural Okanagan White Dinner
Jennifer Schell and friend Brent Beasley are dressed all in white at Vancouver’s Le Diner en Blanc.

Dining event offers shades of glamour

Preparations beginning for Diner en Blanc Okanagan event next year

Jennifer Schell and friend Brent Beasley are dressed all in white at Vancouver’s Le Diner en Blanc.
Andrea McFadden of Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm.

Okanagan lavender farm offers treat for the senses

Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm provides a peaceful oasis where visitors can learn more about herbs and gardening

Andrea McFadden of Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm.
Outstanding in the Field

A summer full of deliciously fun events in the Okanagan

The summer in the Okanagan so far has been a flurry of gorgeous and delicious events.

Outstanding in the Field
Owner Jeannette Montgomery inside her new M Gallery/Store in Penticton in front of Leanne Spanza's artwork.

Penticton gallery shedding light on Canadian talent

True Grain Bread brings handcrafted organic breads and baked goods to Summerland

Owner Jeannette Montgomery inside her new M Gallery/Store in Penticton in front of Leanne Spanza's artwork.
Fresh salmon await buyers at Okanagan fishmonger

Celebrating sockeye returns

Writer dives into the history and restoration of sockeye salmon to the Okanagan River system.

Fresh salmon await buyers at Okanagan fishmonger
The Bench's Strawberry Poppy Seed Muffins.

Treat yourself to a strawberry sensation

The Bench Market in Penticton shared a delicious recipe for strawberry poppy seed muffins

The Bench's Strawberry Poppy Seed Muffins.
Amber Denison with farm dog Danda at Little Creek Gardens.

Metal serves as inspiration to artist

Leftover sunflower oil barrels used in making her mom’s salad dressing transformed into canvas

Amber Denison with farm dog Danda at Little Creek Gardens.
The winner of last year's Similkameen BBQ King

Chefs vie for title of Similkameen BBQ King

July 14 event at Keremeos Grist Mill will feature eight of the region's top chefs

The winner of last year's Similkameen BBQ King

Asparagus pesto adds colour to meal

This dish is great tossed with pasta, on grilled chicken, in a Panini, on bruschetta, or anything served with pesto

Winery pairs with Vancouver restaurant

Orofino Winery was asked to produce two wines for Vancouver's Hawksworth Restaurant

Claire Keys harvesting in the Ceylon Tea Trails in Sri Lanka this past January.

Store fits your tastes to a tea

Teas & Weaves in Penticton offers a selection of premium teas from around the world as well as beautiful hand-knotted carpets

Claire Keys harvesting in the Ceylon Tea Trails in Sri Lanka this past January.