Local Dish Category

Posted On February 2, 2018By seasideIn Local Dish, Regulars

Island Dish: Wild Mushrooms on Toast

by Jordan Caldwell, Training by Tara Brunet –  Some may think that as a chef, you would eventually get tired of preparing food, simply because you’re constantly surrounded by it, but I often wake up thinking about food pairings or how many litres of milk there are in the fridge! Although it can occasionally be overwhelming, food is like music. There are always different trends and variations that create a lifelong passion. When we combine nature with simple ingredients, we open up a whole new world. Nothing is better thanRead More

Posted On December 29, 2017By seasideIn Local Dish, Regulars

Island Dish: Quinoa Quiche

by Laura Waters, Snowdon House Gourmet & Gifts –  Morning chores include the feeding of my chickens and the collection of the eggs. My feathery friends now number 48. After a nasty racoon and mink attack in the summer I lost 25 birds but, armed now with an electric fence to protect my girls, we are back in business. Twenty-five young birds were purchased and they are now laying eggs, with colours ranging from green, cream, spotted and dark brown. Dr. Seuss was right when he wrote Green Eggs and Ham.Read More

Posted On December 1, 2017By seasideIn Local Dish, Regulars

Trendspotting: Beyond Christmas Cookies

  by Susi McMillan –  Always on the lookout for amazing local products, Seaside’s Trendspotter Susi McMillan brings you unique treats to grace your table this holiday season! Bar Essentials Sanbitter 6/$4.99; Phillips Tonic 4/$11; Sparkling Pomegranate 4/$8.99. Brentwood Bay Village Empourium. empourium.ca Quick & Divine Appies $6. Snowdon House Gourmet & Gifts. snowdonhouse.ca Italian Tradition $8.99. Deep Cove Market. deepcovemarket.com Hot Off the Cocoa Press $17.99. Mother Nature’s Market & Deli. mothernaturesbc.ca Melting Surprise $9.99. Lifestyle Markets. lifestylemarkets.com Essence of Canadian Life $38. Muffet & Louisa. muffetandlouisa.com Pickles UnitedRead More
by Solara Goldwynn, Hatchet & Seed –  The month of December is a time of amazing food-filled events. It’s the time of holiday celebrations, friend and family gatherings, and maybe a little overindulging! Eating local during this winter month can be a little more challenging, as most farmer’s markets have shut down and our gardens don’t have the same kind of abundance as in the summer and fall. However, there are still plenty of local food options available if you look for them. This month’s recipe is a perfect dishRead More
by Laura Waters, Snowdon House Gourmet & Gifts –  As fall arrives I find myself missing the long hot days and nights. I do, however, love the leaves changing colours and then floating to the ground in a carpet of red and orange. Now that the harvest is almost complete, warm comfort foods start to grace our tables. For a change from the usual soups or stews, I cooked my Snowdon House Curried Lentil soup, added mozzarella cheese and stuffed a portobello mushroom and baked it. Super easy! I servedRead More