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An Okanagan farm-to-table al fresco dining experience

May 21, 2014

I recently attended the 2014 Okanagan Food & Wine Writers Workshop, taking place this year in Kelowna, British Columbia May 9th-11th. The weekend of writing workshops and local food and wine tasting experiences is organized annually by talented writer and book author Jennifer Cockrall-King. She wo…

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The Maple Nut Crosby Canuck Cookie

May 4, 2014

There's something so satisfying about a chewy, moist and flavour-packed molasses cookie. Crosby's Molasses recently put a call out to Food Bloggers of Canada members to create a new cookie recipe using the classic Canadian molasses we all know and love, and I had a great time creating a tribute to…

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Hiking to a wine tasting in Okanagan Falls

June 14, 2013

I had the palate-pleasing privilege to spend last weekend at the 2013 Wine Bloggers Conference during its first visit to Canada in Penticton, BC. The weekend was so filled with great wine experiences that it's almost hard to know where to begin. But one of the most memorable tastings of the weeken…

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Penticton welcomes the 2013 Wine Bloggers Conference

June 7, 2013

 

After a whirlwind cross-country visit to Philadelphia, I'm back in British Columbia as my back-to-back food blogging/wine blogger conference travels continue. I had a quick two days rest at home on Vancouver Island after returning from Philly, then (still a little jet-lagged) I hopped in the car…

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Wine pairing lunch at Mission Hill's Terrace Restaurant

March 23, 2013

Okanagan Wine Sub-Region: Kelowna / Lake Region, known for Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Riesling & Chardonnay

In preparation for this summer's Wine Bloggers Conference  in British Columbia's Penticton Wine County in June, I'll be revisiting some of my favourite Okangan wine and food pairi…

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Okanagan Food & Wine Writers Workshop showcases Kelowna this April

March 12, 2013

Have you always dreamed of writing about food and wine, but have never known quite where to start? Or are you a well-seasoned writer who needs a little inspiration to keep your stories fresh in 2013? Then the Okanagan Food & Wine Writers Workshop (OKFWWW) is just the thing to sink your teeth into …

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Ambrosia Sour Cream Apple Muffins

February 22, 2013

Did you know that February is Apple Month?

Yes, it may still be cold and stormy across Canada, but BC Tree Fruits is taking this month to honour the amazing selection of quality produce grown in B.C. and sold across the Western provinces. Apple Month is all about encouraging Canadians to support o…

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Wine Bloggers' Conference coming to Penticton in 2013

January 9, 2013

Exciting news for wine lovers, wine bloggers and blog readers. British Columbia's beautiful Okanagan wine country will be on display for the world as the Wine Bloggers’ Conference comes to Penticton, BC this June.

I have the pleasure of visiting Penticton several times each year, both for writi…

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Gift Ideas - Ultra-cool & functional wine 'enhancers'

November 30, 2012

As one of many amateur wine explorers out there, I am happy to both give and receive interesting and useful wine-related gifts for any holiday. This Christmas, I've got my eye on two wine gadgets, one that I'm giving and the other that sits at the top of my list for Santa.

Nuance Wine Finer:

I was fi…

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Love them BC apples...

April 24, 2012

I was just searching through my food photography pictures for a new background for my Devour and Conquer Twitter feed, and came across a great series of shots I took at the last Okanagan Food and Wine Writers Conference. We were lucky enough to visit one of the oldest apple orchards in Canada, whe…

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How to save tomato seeds

October 20, 2011

I came across an heirloom tomato farmer at the Penticton Farmer's Market selling a beautiful variety of heirloom tomatoes grown in the area. I asked him if he had any advice for saving my own seeds and he gave immediately offered me and other market shoppers an impromptu demonstration of how to pr…

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