Food & Drink

Laird lottery draw nears

Sep 23, 2022 / 1:16 pm

Photo: Contributed One of the Okanagan's most sought after beverages will soon be in the hands of some lucky whisky lovers. Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery will announce winners of its 10th Anniversary Edition Laird of Fintry single-malt whisky lottery on Tuesday. The annual l

Local product BC's best?

Sep 23, 2022 / 11:46 am

Photo: Contributed A pair of Kelowna companies are among the 10 finalists for B.C.’s Product of the Year, which is sponsored by British Columbia Food and Beverage Association. Wild Remedies and Farming Karma cracked the list and will compete for the title during a competition on

Council supports Revelry

Sep 21, 2022 / 12:50 pm

Photo: Contributed Kelowna city council has thrown its weight behind a liquor primary application brought forward by the owner of The Revelry, a music and entertainment spot planned for Ellis Street. But, it was also council's wish the owner and some residents of the adjacent Madis

Food bank demand soars

Sep 20, 2022 / 2:37 pm

Madison Erhardt The Central Okanagan Food Bank has seen soaring demand as families are squeezed by inflation. Over 1,000 new clients have accessed the food bank over the last five months. The food bank says roughly 212 new individuals visit every month. "This has been extremely

Eat a cookie to feed kids

Sep 19, 2022 / 12:35 pm

Photo: Contributed If you’re hungry and need a snack this week, make it a Smile Cookie from Tim Hortons. That’s because the full $1 from every Smile Cookie solid in Kelowna and West Kelowna this week will support the YMCA’s Healthy Snacks program. The YMCA of Southern

Corn makes a creamy sauce

Sep 19, 2022 / 10:07 am

Photo: The Canadian Press This image released by Milk Street shows a recipe for Bucatini with Sweet Corn and Scallions. (Milk Street via AP) Even when they are tasty, creamy pasta sauces can be unappealingly heavy. A few bites and you’re done. Luckily, a lighter solution lies

Apples shine in this cake

Sep 19, 2022 / 10:06 am

Photo: The Canadian Press This November 2020 photo shows a recipe for apple cake. Apples at Rosh Hashana symbolize abundance and hope for the new year. (Cheyenne Cohen via AP) Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, begins on Sunday evening (Sept. 25), and the people in my house would get p

Restoring culinary bounty

Sep 18, 2022 / 6:40 am

Photo: The Canadian Press A group from Parks Canada and First Nations along with others gather in a circle to discuss the clam bed restoration project underway while on the Salish sea garden tour on Russell Island, a 32-acre Gulf Island National Park near Salt Spring Island. A family o

2021 Uppercase Rosé

Sep 18, 2022 / 4:00 am

Photo: Contributed Wine: Rosé, 2021 Winery: Uppercase, Oliver Why drink it? Tucked into the District Wine Village, this winery’s portfolio is worth a visit or two. The palest of salmon-pink with a fleck of sunshine, Merlot grapes mere metres from the U.S. border at the

Enjoying fall food

Sep 17, 2022 / 4:00 am

Photo: Contributed Am I the only one who has a tough time making the transition when we wake up to autumn? I love fall colours and flavours, but I always feel a jolt when Nature flips the switch to change seasons. There is a dramatic shift that seems to occur this time of year&mdash

Tasty new take on breakfast

Sep 16, 2022 / 12:01 am

Photo: Contributed Simply put, Pur & Simple’s Ritou Maloni listens to the guests who eat at the restaurant. The restaurant’s co-founder, president and chief operating officer recently took a weeklong holiday for the first time in six years. She did not open a single wor

A different type of brewery

Sep 14, 2022 / 4:00 am

Madison Erhardt Kelowna's brewery district is serving up something a little different. MotherLove Ferments has opened a kombucha bar in the north end, using all organic ingredients, no artificial flavours and a high probiotic count. Kombucha is a fermented, sweetened tea drink comm

Party on at Octoblerfest

Sep 13, 2022 / 2:03 pm

Photo: Contributed Octoblerfest is on tap for another year. The event that brought a touch of Germany to the North Okanagan last year is scheduled Oct. 15-16 with the 'beer halls' opening at 2 p.m. each day. The event is a spin off a the massive Octoberfest, the world's

Help community stay fed

Sep 12, 2022 / 6:00 pm

Photo: BC Thanksgiving Food Drive The annual Penticton Thanksgiving Food Drive in support of the Salvation Army Food Bank is back, and volunteers hope for the community's help making sure no one goes hungry. Every year, volunteers distribute specially printed paper donation bags to

2017 Grizzli Viognier 

Sep 11, 2022 / 4:00 am

Photo: Contributed Wine: 2017 Viognier Winery: Grizzli, West Kelowna Why drink it? Viognier can have a bit of range to it, depending on the producer, from light to full bodied, floral to fruity. This bottle lands somewhere in the middle, beginning with light floral aromas mixed wit

Celebrating Moon Festival

Sep 10, 2022 / 11:01 am

Photo: Contributed In celebration of Moon Festival, Mission Hill Family Estate Winery has carefully crafted a limited number of gift sets, including its highly sought-after Legacy portfolio of wines. Hand-harvesting and hand-sorting top fruit from estate vineyards reflects the best of eac

A continued lack of equality

Sep 10, 2022 / 4:00 am

Casey Richardson An upcoming all-women chef collaboration dinner event at the Naramata Inn hopes to help highlight the creativity and prominence of female chefs in the restaurant industry, amidst the continuation of gender disparity. The event, titled ‘The Future is Female,’ fe

A pilgrimage for food

Sep 10, 2022 / 4:00 am

Photo: Contributed The Marula beer festival in South Africa. We have friends who are currently walking the Camino del Norte in Spain. Many people do the pilgrimages in that part of the world, walking a path that has been walked for hundreds of years by thousands of people. Some o

Music hall hits permits stage

Sep 9, 2022 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Contributed City of Kelowna staff will offer its support for Revelry Food + Music Hub in its quest to secure a liquor primary licence for the downtown food and music venue. The matter will come before council during its meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 20, when staff will advise counci

Free burgers for a year

Sep 9, 2022 / 12:01 pm

Contributed There are not a lot of burger joints in the Central Okanagan where you can stand and choose from more than 30 gourmet toppings to build your own custom burger that will elevate your burger experience. Sure, you’ll have your favourites, but at South Street Burger, no two burg