Recent Articles in ‘Food & Entertaining’

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Three new B.C. wineries that deserve a taste

All are opening to the public this year in the Okanagan and are already producing superlative wines

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Fresh ideas for summer cocktails

Take inspiration from your garden when crafting warm-weather drinks to sip outside

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Where there’s smoke, there’s flavour

For a change from grilling this summer, try smoking seafood, meat and even cheese or fruit

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Expert advice for your home cellar

Cactus Club sommelier Sebastien Le Goff offers his top tips for wine lovers

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A toast to cooking with wine

Red and white can both add depth and character to a dish, but be sure to follow a few simple rules

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The Italians are coming

This year’s Vancouver International Wine Festival puts a spotlight on reds and whites from Italy

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Make your party sparkle

The right blend of seasonal decor and relaxed entertaining will put you and your guests in a festive mood

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Gifts that won’t end up in the gadget graveyard

Forget the potato slicer and the S’mores maker — give your favourite cooks something they will use every day

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Prosecco sales are bubbling over

The fresh appeal of the Italian sparkling wine has hit the spot with B.C. buyers

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Feeling the fervor for fermenting

The ancient method of preserving food is catching on with health-conscious chefs and consumers

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Cider deserves a place in your cellar

New premium ciders are as complex as wine and pair well with a wide range of foods

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Plan ahead for a week’s worth of meals

One dinner can be turned into two or three, saving time and money

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Winemakers are aging gracefully in the Okanagan

The word retirement isn’t in the vocabulary of many vineyard owners

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Power and precision

A blender that pulverizes, a slow cooker with its own app

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Fish with a conscience

With the Ocean Wise Cookbook 2, I learned even more about sustainable seafood and how to cook with it