Local artists who’ve competed around the world will showcase their talents at Cadboro-Gyro Park during the Cadboro Bay Festival on Aug. 7. (Courtesy of District of Saanich)

World-class sand sculpting major draw for Saanich’s Cadboro Bay Festival

Free family friendly event Aug. 7 includes food, activities and fun at the beach

 

The Cowichan Craft Beer & Food Festival is coming soon. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Island’s second largest craft beer and food festival in Chemainus Aug. 13

Large organizational effort already well along in the details

 

May 4, 2022 - Miso Glazed Salmon Bowl by Ellie Shortt for Brain Food feature in Boulevard magazine.. Don Denton photograph.

Nourish your noggin

Ingenious ingredients to create food for the brain

  • Jul 25, 2022

 

Project Peanut Butter volunteers hoist their jars by the Mustard Seed Street Church on July 21 in celebration of accumulating thousands of peanut butter pounds for Greater Victoria residents in need. Together, Merry Maids of Victoria, Island Nut Roastery and the community contributed roughly 1,400 jars of peanut butter to the program this summer. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

3,000 pounds of peanut butter arrives in Victoria to feed those in need

Program triples Mustard Seed donations, honours late founder

Project Peanut Butter volunteers hoist their jars by the Mustard Seed Street Church on July 21 in celebration of accumulating thousands of peanut butter pounds for Greater Victoria residents in need. Together, Merry Maids of Victoria, Island Nut Roastery and the community contributed roughly 1,400 jars of peanut butter to the program this summer. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
April 29, 2022 - The Schweineschnitzel; Classic with Lemon at the restaurant Eva on Fisgard Street. Boulevard magazine. Don Denton photograph.

Wunderbar!

Eva Schnitzelhaus: German-inspired fare that’s fun, casual and delicious

  • Jul 18, 2022
April 29, 2022 - The Schweineschnitzel; Classic with Lemon at the restaurant Eva on Fisgard Street. Boulevard magazine. Don Denton photograph.
TWA Fungi brand king oyster mushrooms have been recalled in B.C. over Listeria concerns. (Courtesy Canadian Food Inspection Agency)

King oyster mushrooms recalled in B.C. over Listeria concerns

TWA Fungi brand mushrooms sold up to July 2 impacted

TWA Fungi brand king oyster mushrooms have been recalled in B.C. over Listeria concerns. (Courtesy Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
April 26, 2022 -Julia House photographed in her kitchen/cooking goods shop Ma Maison for Boulevard magazine. Don Denton photograph.

Curated with care

Research is a key ingredient at Maison Cookware + Bakeware

  • Jun 27, 2022
April 26, 2022 -Julia House photographed in her kitchen/cooking goods shop Ma Maison for Boulevard magazine. Don Denton photograph.
(Q Burger photo)

Vancouver Island restaurant hailed for having one of Canada’s best burgers

Q Burger owner pleasantly surprised by Top 5 kudos from readers

(Q Burger photo)
Saanich’s food truck program will be back this summer at two parks with six vendors. (Black Press Media file photo)

Food trucks roll back into Saanich parks next week

Program returns with six vendors rotating between Cadboro-Gyro and Beckwith parks

Saanich’s food truck program will be back this summer at two parks with six vendors. (Black Press Media file photo)
Riley's Fish and Steak. Lia Crowe photography

Destination Riley’s Fish & Steak

New restaurant is the “jewel in the crown” of the Glowbal group

  • Jun 17, 2022
Riley's Fish and Steak. Lia Crowe photography
Flood waters surround a farm in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. As B.C. heads into another summer, diversifying the supply chain can mitigate some of the economic impacts of extreme weather. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Diversifying B.C.’s supply chain crucial to combat negative impact of extreme weather

Spring runoff could cause continued issues for Interior residents, businesses

Flood waters surround a farm in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. As B.C. heads into another summer, diversifying the supply chain can mitigate some of the economic impacts of extreme weather. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Kody Blois rises in the House of Commons, Monday, November 29, 2021, in Ottawa. The chair of the House of Commons agriculture minister, says Russian troops have been stealing from Ukraine’s grain stores and selling them on the international market via Syria.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Russia raiding Ukraine wheat stores, exporting it with false papers: Ukraine minister

Mykola Solskyi said 500,000 to 600,000 tonnes of Ukrainian wheat have been stolen

Kody Blois rises in the House of Commons, Monday, November 29, 2021, in Ottawa. The chair of the House of Commons agriculture minister, says Russian troops have been stealing from Ukraine’s grain stores and selling them on the international market via Syria.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
In this Oct 29, 2013 photo, Sriracha chili sauce is produced at the Huy Fong Foods factory in Irwindale, Calif. Bottles of the popular Sriracha hot sauce could be hard to find on store shelves this summer. Southern California-based Huy Fong Inc., told customers in an email earlier this year that it would suspend sales of its famous spicy sauce over the summer due to a shortage of chili peppers. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
In this Oct 29, 2013 photo, Sriracha chili sauce is produced at the Huy Fong Foods factory in Irwindale, Calif. Bottles of the popular Sriracha hot sauce could be hard to find on store shelves this summer. Southern California-based Huy Fong Inc., told customers in an email earlier this year that it would suspend sales of its famous spicy sauce over the summer due to a shortage of chili peppers. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
Tri-Star Seafood Supply Ltd. has recalled some of its live spot prawns sold in various parts of Canada. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C.-based seafood supplier recalls some live spot prawns over norovirus risk

Tri-Star Seafood Supply Ltd. product numbers AJ200-021, CA001-1532, CA001-1540 shouldn’t be consumed

Tri-Star Seafood Supply Ltd. has recalled some of its live spot prawns sold in various parts of Canada. (Black Press Media file photo)
April 6, 2022 - Chef Jason Lizert 's Sea Bass at his new restaurant Maestro at Manteo at Eldorado Resorts.. Don Denton photograph.

Mediterranean twist

“Elevated and unexpected” at Maestro’s

  • May 27, 2022
April 6, 2022 - Chef Jason Lizert 's Sea Bass at his new restaurant Maestro at Manteo at Eldorado Resorts.. Don Denton photograph.
March 4, 2022 - Build-your-own Pancake Board for brunch meal with Ellie Short. Don Denton photograph

The noble brunch

How to plan, prep and execute an elegant yet effortless brunch spread

  • May 23, 2022
March 4, 2022 - Build-your-own Pancake Board for brunch meal with Ellie Short. Don Denton photograph
The makers of Jif peanut butter are recalling some of its products due to potential salmonella contamination. (Courtesy of Canadian Food Inspection Agency)

Some Jif peanut butter products recalled due to potential salmonella contamination

Jars with lot codes 1274425 through 2140425 should be disposed of immediately

The makers of Jif peanut butter are recalling some of its products due to potential salmonella contamination. (Courtesy of Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
The Proper Table. Photography by Lia Crowe

Dinner around the world

The Proper Table’s Supper Series offers faraway flavours, right at home

  • May 16, 2022
The Proper Table. Photography by Lia Crowe
Judy Lilly with Rafael (Rafa) Alonso Barrau from Oro del Desierto in the olive mill in Spain. Lilly and her husband Jeff import the award-winning olive oil to BC.

From the deserts of Spain, an olive oil like liquid gold

When this couple moved back to BC, they brought a taste of Spain with them

  • May 16, 2022
Judy Lilly with Rafael (Rafa) Alonso Barrau from Oro del Desierto in the olive mill in Spain. Lilly and her husband Jeff import the award-winning olive oil to BC.
Karin Kallio from Mark Anthony Wine and Spirits, and Aidan Henry of Brink Events raise a glass to toast the return of the annual pop-up all-white picnic and dance party Diner en Blanc, which returns June 23. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)

Diner en Blanc returns to Greater Victoria on June 23

Registration for the secret pop-up picnic is opening soon

Karin Kallio from Mark Anthony Wine and Spirits, and Aidan Henry of Brink Events raise a glass to toast the return of the annual pop-up all-white picnic and dance party Diner en Blanc, which returns June 23. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)