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Your West Coast Culture. A magazine about the people and places that make the Saanich Peninsula the little piece of paradise we call home.

Posted On May 31, 2017By seasideIn Local Dish, Regulars

Island Dish: Green Garden Pesto

by Solara Goldwynn, Hatchet & Seed –  Like most of my recipes, this one is extremely flexible. Depending on what you have in your fridge and pantry, plus what’s growing in your garden or abundant at the farmer’s market, this pesto will always be different and wonderful. Some of the key ingredients: oil, something green, nuts or seeds, cheese (optional) and garlic. When we think of pesto, we normally think basil. And yes, basil makes wonderful pesto! But so do many other greens. During the early spring months when theRead More
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Posted On May 31, 2017By seasideIn Regulars

Inside Out: Strong and Flexible for Summer

by Linda Walker, Peninsula Physiotherapy –  Spring has finally sprung, like someone suddenly remembered to turn on the “summer” switch! This time of year everyone is motivated to get outside and into the garden, or be more active again. I am happy to see people become more fit and active since this is part of taking care of your health. Pacing yourself at the beginning of re-entry into an activity is always the best, but sometimes the sunshine gets the best of us and you wake up sore from spendingRead More

Posted On May 31, 2017By seasideIn Regulars

Seaside Arts Scene

by Gillian Crowley –  Leonard Cohen Re-Envisioned Victoria-based Tower of Song is a duo – Oliver Swain and Glenna Garramone – who reimagine and interpret the songs of Leonard Cohen, as well as perform original material. The two singer-songwriters collaborated to produce a dialogue through song and a tribute to the legendary songwriter. Reimagining both rare and classic works of Cohen, the duo craft a sound that resonates with both longtime Cohen fans and a younger audience. They also collaborate with a rotating cast of guest artists. June 9, 7:30Read More
by Debi Anderson, Barking Dog Studio –  When it comes to design, finding your own style might come easy to some, but others not so much. Ask yourself a few questions. Start with your space, one room at a time; how do you want it to look? As much as you might like it on its own, does this piece of furniture fit with what you want to achieve? What colours are you drawn to? Could you live with that colour on a statement piece in the living room, likeRead More
by Colin Eaton, Garden City Tree & Landscape –  The Greater Victoria area has just experienced the ninth-coldest winter on record and the 22nd worst for snow. In my 25 years here, that was the coldest winter I can remember. I have yet to pack away the long underwear! The exceptional cold and heavy snow has possibly affected your trees. I suggest you have a good look at any trees on your property and see if they need attention. Here are some tips for you to consider: • Heavy snowRead More