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The humble beet is featured in several of the recipes in A tase of Life on Quadrda Island and many will be surprised to learn this garden staple was once considered an aphrodisiac. Vince Kehn Photography

The humble blood-red beet is the perfect complement to Valentine’s Day

By Kathryn Manry First of a series The newly released cookbook, A…

  • Feb 9, 2022

 

Nanaimo’s Kenna Deo chats with Wall of Chefs host Noah Cappe while competing on the Food Network Canada culinary competition TV show. (Photo courtesy Katia Taylor/Food Network Canada)

Vancouver Island woman wins Wall of Chefs TV cooking competition

Kenna Deo was the winner of last week’s episode of the Food Network Canada show

 

Chef Ian Riddick of Ucluelet’s Heartwood Kitchen and Chef Lisa Ahier of Tofino’s SoBo Restaurant at the Oct. 21 Island Eats book launch.

New ‘Island Eats’ cookbook celebrates Vancouver Island food

Book paints a picture of Vancouver Island with a compendium of over 80 recipes from signature chefs

 

University of Maryland entomologist Paula Shrewsbury, reaches for a cookie topped with a cicada nymph, Monday, May 17, 2021, in Columbia, Md. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Freaked by cicada swarms? You could just stick a fork in ‘em

Full of protein, gluten-free, low-fat and low-carb, cicadas are eaten by humans in many countries.

University of Maryland entomologist Paula Shrewsbury, reaches for a cookie topped with a cicada nymph, Monday, May 17, 2021, in Columbia, Md. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
The Nanaimo bar display at the Nanaimo Museum. (City of Nanaimo Instagram)

City of Nanaimo points to correct recipe after New York Times botches batch of bars

City addresses ‘controversy’ around dessert square’s layers

The Nanaimo bar display at the Nanaimo Museum. (City of Nanaimo Instagram)

Creating the perfect charcuterie plate

Tips from Cure Artisan Meat and Cheese owner Brad Boisvert

  • Apr 3, 2020

Exploring Cinnamon’s savoury side

Spice up with recipes from Chef Heidi Fink

  • Jan 15, 2020

Pierogi Please!

Classic Polish dish is cosy, hearty and richly flavoured

  • Apr 3, 2019

Five Burgers To Sink Your Teeth Into On The Peninsula

A search for the best burger

  • Feb 15, 2019

Lucia White is A Cook With A Drive To Help Others

Creating spectacular teas as a community fundraisers

  • Feb 13, 2019

Tasty Treats From Trees With Fir Infused Food

Laura Waters’ passion for fir sparks a culinary adventure

  • Nov 21, 2018

Delicious citrus fruit recipes from Chef Heidi Fink

Cooking with colorful citrus fruit

  • Sep 20, 2018

Recipes from the Grill with Chef Heidi Fink

Savoury flavours grilled to perfection

  • Sep 11, 2018

Inspired Chef with Michael Wilkins

Kelowna chef at Krafty Kitchen + Bar shares a recipe for ceviche

  • Sep 5, 2018

Inspired Chef with Chris Jones of Jones Bar B Que

Bringing authentic Texas barbecue to Vancouver Island

  • Aug 31, 2018

Kick Off the Day with Brunch Bowls

Freshly cooked breakfast or brunch built with grains, vegetables and eggs

  • Aug 27, 2018

Vancouver Island’s Green Grocers with Soul

Daisy and Adam Orser have a passion for local, quality food at the Root Cellar in Victoria

  • Aug 23, 2018