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Baking with Booze

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Baking with Booze Lynette Jarrett Booze deserves as much prominence in your measuring cup as in your cocktail glass. Whether it’s a  smoky spiced rum added to a cake batter, or …

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Winter Fun on Vancouver Island

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Winter Fun on Vancouver Island Lynette Jarrett Looking for adventure now that the rains are upon us? Look no further than the proudly local Vancouver Island Expeditions. Vancouver Island Expeditions …

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Fun at Local Wineries

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 Lynette Jarrett The history of our local wineries begins with the first family of Vancouver Island wine-makers. The Zanatta family patriarch, Dionisio Zanatta, started planting grape vines around the family …

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Tap Take-over Nanaimo

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Tap Take-over in Nanaimo Lynette Jarrett Nanaimo’s craft beer scene, boasting three craft breweries, is finally big enough to have a “tap take-over” event on Thursday, December 8th at White …

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The Best Pork

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The Best Pork Lynette Jarrett With the cooler weather and the leaves dropping from the trees, hot meaty comfort foods come back into play. And if comfort foods are called for …

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How Many Oysters Can You Eat

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How Many Oysters Can You Eat Lynette Jarrett Tofino’s Clayoquot Oyster Festival begins its 20th anniversary on Thursday, November 17th. Hopefully you have already purchased your tickets as the event …

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Nanaimo Wine Festival

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Nanaimo Wine Festival Lynette Jarrett Now in its 24th year, the evening-long Nanimo Wine Festival (http://www.nanaimowinefestival.com/) at Beban Park Auditorium on Friday, Oct. 28 sells out every year.   And …