CedarCreek Estate Winery‘s Vinyard Terrace restaurant opens for the summer season on June 14 with Chef Greg Keenan. The open-air restaurant wraps around the CedarCreek Wine Shop with every seat affording a breathtaking view of vineyard and lake. It is a treat not just for the palate but also the eyes. “I’m excited to offer […]
Tasteful Landscaping Urban “growth” fills a gap Take a peek over the fence at a certain house on Penticton’s Martin Street and you’re likely to spot a considerable amount of produce growing among the flowers. This is, quite literally, tasteful landscaping. Peer over the back fence; on what was once a large expanse of simple […]
Wildcrafter, Artist, Writer and Publisher Life might be a box of chocolates for some, but for Don Elzer it’s a cup of tea—and it’s wild. It’s also about a foraging plantation in the woods, paintings, sculptures and a publishing company. Located in Lumby, Don’s Wildcraft Forest (www.wildcraftforest.com) produces artisanal herb, fruit and berry loose tea […]
As international news headlines warn of childhood obesity and related diseases, an Okanagan nine-year-old and her mom are taking action to help kids achieve a healthy attitude toward eating, with their Today I Ate a Rainbow books and videos. Kia Robertson admits that it’s tough to get kids …
Our readers have voted. Download a PDF of the 16th annual Okanagan Life Best Restaurants Readers’ Choice Awards.
Editors Paul Byrne, Laurie Carter and Karen Slivar have come up with an eclectic menu of dining favourites from up and down the Okanagan Valley. Download a PDF of the full story.
The Okanagan, too, is seeing something of a culinary revolution. For decades, the valley was a family holiday destination known more for its “peaches and beaches” than its gourmet fare. Then some of Western Canada’s greatest chefs discovered the valley’s remarkable produce and laidback lifestyle. They decided it was high time British Columbia had a real wine-country cuisine.