Recipe1

A perfect cocktail to take you from summer into fall, Legend’s new Defender Island Smoked Rosemary Gin is gone to be legendary!   Legend fresh sour mix • 1 part freshly squeezed orange juice • 2 parts freshly squeezed lemon juice • 2 parts freshly squeezed limes juice • 1 part lemon infused simple syrup Mix together, refrigerate and use often! Can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.   Method In a vintage rocks glass filled with ice add… 1 oz Defender Island Smoked Rosemary Gin, 2 oz fresh sour mix. Garnish with a sour cherry skewer and fresh rosemary.

RecipeZucchinistack

Grilled Zucchini Stack This is a beautiful starter to any meal or makes for a nice veggie lunch main served with mixed greens.   Ingredients • 1 large zucchini • 1 medium eggplant (optional) • 1 large heirloom tomato • 1 large buffalo mozzarella ball or 2 or more bocconcini balls • basil, torn or chopped • salt and pepper • extra virgin olive oil • Balsamic vinegar (optional)   Method Slice into ¼ – ½ inch rounds the largest zucchini you can find. Do the same with eggplant (eggplant is optional). Brush with olive oil and season with salt and…

Recipe2Zucchinifritters

Zucchini is a favorite in the veggie world because of its lovely mild flavour and great flexibility. These are two ways that I love to use zucchini in the late summer and fall. Don’t forget to dig out your family favorite zucchini loaf recipe too.   Zucchini Fritters Ingredients • 3 cups zucchini, coarsely grated • ¼ cup flat leaf parsley, chopped • ¼ cup mint, chopped • ½ cup sweet onion, small dice • ½ cup flour • 3 eggs, beaten • ½ cup goat cheese feta • salt & pepper • oil of your choice to fry Sumac Yogurt…

Don genova

In this guide to Vancouver Island’s and the Gulf Islands’ best food and produce, renowned food writer Don Genova profiles some of the talented and passionate food artisans, chefs, and business owners of the region. Meet the people behind this vibrant food network—learn their history, discover favourite offerings by the producers, and get a sense of how well you can eat if you buy local. Take Food Artisans of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands along on one of the suggested day trips and visit bakeries and cafés; butchers, charcutiers, and salumists; cheese and ice cream shops; chocolate makers; cideries,…

deerholmebook

Vibrant, diverse, and unexpected vegetable recipes from award-winning chef Bill Jones that will revitalize your approach to plant-based eating.   Roots, stalks, shoots, bulbs, brassicas, and leafy greens—vegetables come in all shapes and sizes, flavours and colours, tastes and textures. Whether you grow or forage them yourself or purchase them from local farmers, you will find an abundance of local vegetables available wherever you live. And this book will provide you with exciting and unexpected ways to prepare all of that goodness from the garden. These are everyday plant-based recipes that respect the seasons. From renowned chef and award-winning author Bill Jones, these recipes…

FOG Wine Trails 2015

This year’s Festival of the Grape is the 19th annual, and is the premier family wine event in the province. The festival takes place at Oliver’s Community Park and features live music, food vendors, a market, an art show, a massive children’s play area, and a grape stomping competition. The centrepiece of the festival is the wine tasting which takes place in big-top tents and features wineries from around the province. As the Wine Capital of Canada, the area around the town of Oliver has more vineyards than any other community making this festival a great way to celebrate the…

Food-Wine-Trails-Ad-Updated

WHERE: At Hester Creek Winery in Oliver Address: 877 Road 8, Oliver, BC V0H 1V5 Phone:(250) 498-4435 WHEN: Oct 3, 2015 Featuring Music by Brent Tyler & Joshua Smith Join us for Garlic Growers, Food Carts, Food & Wine Pairings Live Local Entertainemnt, Local Organic Breads & Artisans Admission by donation to the OLiver Elementray School Farm to Table Lunch Program Sponsored in part by Eat Magazine, Okanagan Event Rentals and Food & Wine Trails Magazine.

Adega

It is not always easy to say thank you to every customer in a busy wine shop, but the Farinha and Nunes families are grateful to every person that stops in to sample and purchase their wines. Adega’s traditional day of thanks is their annual Customer Appreciation Day held every Father’s Day, but this year they felt it was important to say it again after such a great summer. “We see a lot of return customers,” says owner Pamala Farinha. The average return visitors for most wine shops is usually around 10%, however owner Maria Nunes knows it is much…

OliverTwist

The old adage that you can’t judge a book by its cover does not apply at Oliver Twist Estate Winery, where they put barrels of thought and effort into their wine labels. Brightly coloured and sassy, the label fronts look like throwbacks to those 1960s pop art music posters, all swirls and curls. On the back of each bottle the fun continues with descriptions that are part William Burroughs and part Austin Powers. Yeah, baby!!! Behind the fun of the words, though, are descriptions that will help you making your choices easier. 2014 Unoaked Chardonnay “Au Naturel! This Un-oaked Chardonnay…