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Staring blankly at the ingredients in my refrigerator, the urge to rip open a bag of something crispy and salty, as antidote, has been the dangling carrot more times than I’d care to admit. If you’re trying to rediscover the joy of cooking during this annus horribilis you are not alone.

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Staring blankly at the ingredients in my refrigerator, the urge to rip open a bag of something crispy and salty, as antidote, has been the dangling carrot more times than I’d care to admit. If you’re trying to rediscover the joy of cooking during this annus horribilis you are not alone.

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If you’re not feeling much of a cooking vibe these days, or you’ve fallen into a cooking rut, these tasty take-out offerings just might be the healing salve you need right now.

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The third annual 2020 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards were announced last night by the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society.

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Based on the philosophy that a better world starts in one’s own community, Cittaslow, an arm of the Italian-based Slow Food movement, designated Naramata as an official Cittaslow, or Slow City, in 2010. Joining 206 sister communities around the world Cittaslow spotlights those places that ce…

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The salad course has come a long way from being the food of abstention. Diet plates of cottage cheese, served with canned peaches, and the austere side salads of tired iceberg lettuce, have been replaced by sophisticated ingredients and combinations.

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Gelato, the Italian frozen dessert is credited to the Italian chef Francesco Procopio dei Coltelli, who, in the late 1600s opened Café Procope in Paris, introducing gelato to the “City of Light” before the rest of Europe managed to get in a lick.

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Nothing epitomizes Okanagan summers more than peaches. Plump, rosy and exquisitely juicy, their natural sweetness works magic into dishes from desserts and mains to everything in between.

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According to famed French chef Michel Roux, a good menu should always be market-led. When traveling, the late chef always sought out the local food markets. He viewed them as reflections of national and regional heritage and culture — and I couldn’t agree more. Tasting locally-made artisan c…

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Penticton’s own Cannery Brewing made the list of the 10 best patios on the BC Ale Trail. It was one of just three breweries from outside the Lower Mainland or Vancouver Island to land on the list. The Cannery recently opened a new patio called The Backyard, pictured here. The BC Ale Trail is…

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A sense of adventure, special skills and an unusual hobby are the foundation of Summerland’s new craft distillery that is both helping the community during the pandemic and receiving increasingly widespread attention for its high-quality spirits.

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Naming your restaurant after the Norse God, Loki, a mischievous shape-shifter, seems a fitting spirit guide, especially when plans change.

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Nourishing provisions have always been at the heart of Joy Road Catering. The long-time Penticton-based business drove home the concept of local, regional and sustainable food more than 14 years ago, and remains a stalwart supporter of our area farmers and makers.

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Comfort food has been key to getting through these profoundly weird times while satisfying the desire for wanderlust. My cooking rhythms have been chaotic to say the least.

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Millionaires’ Row Cider Co. at 14113 Dale Meadows Road in Summerland opened its doors May 1.

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Seeking solace from isolation has in great part been through food. It provides a sense of warmth and comfort and is evident in the amount of people who have taken to baking while flattening the curve.

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Understandably, as we stay home, cooking and eating has become an overwhelming focus. Besides using up leftovers from the freezer, comforting foods have become key.

Kelowna businessman Trent Kitsch hopes to win approval to build a new winery on a farm he’s converting to a vineyard.

Covert Farms Family Estate in Oliver has carved a remarkable niche crafting award-winning organic wines.

Dark Horse isn’t only a pop-rap hit song by Katy Perry and Juicy J, it’s the Okanagan’s newest winery.

It’s not just the end of the year, it’s the end of the decade.

Go ahead, pair your Christmas turkey dinner with virtually any wine.

Don’t stop drinking white wines just because the weather has turned cold and snow is flying.

Undoubtedly, the first thing you’ll notice about Gemma di Luna’s wines are the striking teal bottles.

Oliver’s Black Hills Estate Winery is keeping that boutique look, feel and taste despite now being part of the Andrew Peller Ltd. conglomerate.

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There’s an audible gasp as H.J. Cha flings open the door of the circular barrel room at Phantom Creek Estates in Oliver.

Naramata’s Township 7 Winery has released three whites perfect for end-of-summer sipping.

The short story, according to Mayhem Wines co-founder Terry Meyer Stone, is family, drinking wine, big idea, new winery and chaos.

Usually every winery has a signature white and a signature red.