Okanagan Wine Pairing Menu

Appies & Snacks, Main Dishes, Recipes, Salads, Sides

Okanagan wine pairing with Sandhill wines by Tori Wesszer from Fraiche Nutrition, including Salmon Cakes, Peach Chèvre Crostini and Creamy Mushroom Ragu

I can’t believe that we’re in the back half of August, someone please tell me where the summer has gone! That being said, there are still many days ahead to soak up this beautiful weather and enjoy cool beverages, flowy dresses and delicious fresh summer food. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with Sandhill wines for this … View The Post

Prawn Tacos with Avocado Crema

Main Dishes, Recipes

Prawn tacos with avocado crema

Hot weather makes me crave Mexican food like these prawn tacos.  I’ve only been to Mexico once, so I can’t say that there’s any good reason for this association, it just happens. So when summer hits in the Okanagan like a ton of inferno bricks, out comes the BBQ and a truck load of cilantro.  I eat cilantro like it … View The Post

Fresh Strawberries and Cream Cake

Desserts & Baking, Recipes

Strawberries and cream cake

I love birthdays.  Ok, maybe not my own, but I love other people’s birthdays.  And it’s my job to make the cake – I don’t know if anyone ever asks me, it’s just a given.  We don’t eat cake very often, but when we do let me tell you, it doesn’t come out of a box.  The truth is that … View The Post

Garden Italian Meat Sauce

Main Dishes, Recipes

Garden Italian Meat Sauce on rotini

My aunty Becky once told me that there are some things you don’t mess with (ok, she put it a bit more colourfully), and for me, a meat sauce is one of them. I like it to taste like I just stepped into Italy and load it up with heaps of fresh basil from the garden and a healthy dose … View The Post

Homemade Salsa and Guacamole

Appies & Snacks, Recipes

Homemade salsa and guacamole

Our go-to summer appetizer is homemade salsa and guacamole. You simply can’t beat the fresh garden flavours. This salsa is best made an hour or two before serving to allow the flavours to come together. Serve with the best tortilla chips you can find.

Fresh Jam (in 30 minutes)

Breakfast, Recipes

Freezer Jam in 30 Minutes

Jams are typically packed with sugar and lack that fresh fruit taste.  I LOVE freezer jam because you can whip it up in minutes, it has half the sugar of regular jam, and it tastes amazing!  Wow the pants off of your next brunch crowd with a batch of fresh jam.