Local Dish Category

Posted On April 28, 2017By seasideIn Local Dish, Regulars

Island Dish: Egg Me On!

by Jennifer Bowles –  Ah yes, the egg. Fried, scrambled, poached, coddled or hard-boiled, these little gems are true comfort food that have versatility written all over them! An excellent source of protein, and a fairly inexpensive product that delivers stunning richness to any dish, the egg could possibly be one of the world’s most perfect foods! Few people harness the egg’s flexibility. Sure, you can have them fried with toast or boiled with a touch of salt, but the possibilities with eggs go far beyond. One of the mostRead More

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

Trendspotting: Green & Tasty!

  photography by www.nuttycake.com | trendspotting by Susi McMillan – Always on the lookout for cool local products, Seaside’s Trendspotter Susi McMillan brings you lots of clean eating ideas for a healthy life! The Goodness of Cheese $5.49. Deep Cove Market. deepcovemarket.com Greens To Go! SunTrio Farm. suntriofarm.com Fresh is Best! Julien Creperie & Co. 2380 Beacon Ave, Sidney Kale Every Day! $4/$6. Quince Café & Ice Cream. 2527 Beacon Avenue. Empourium Egg $4.95. Brentwood Bay Village Empourium. empourium.ca Go Nuts! $4.50. Fresh Cup Roastery Café. freshcup.ca Concentrated Goodness 500Read More

Posted On March 31, 2017By seasideIn Local Dish

Island Dish: Grain & Sprout Spring Pilaf

by Solara Goldwynn, Hatchet & Seed – With this year’s incredibly slow spring start, finding things to eat in the garden has been a bit more challenging than in previous years. In our family we’ve been sprouting seeds and lentils to add a boost to most meals, and adding in kale and collard greens that survived the hard winter. We also harvest wild nettles and dandelion leaves for a dose of chlorophyll; these wild perennial vegetables seem unfazed by the long winter, although a little slow to emerge. This month’sRead More

Posted On March 3, 2017By seasideIn Local Dish, Regulars

Island Dish: Chef’s Quiche Lorraine

by Rosemary Scott, Deep Cove Market –  This month’s recipe is a tribute to Chef Lucien Frauenfelder (pictured top left). Swiss born in 1938 and European trained, he will be sadly missed and remembered by all his friends, family and loyal customers at Bistro Suisse in Sidney. He wanted to share one of his recipes as a thank you and farewell! 1¼ lbs (567grams) Swiss cheese 1¼ lbs medium cheddar 1 lb bacon 3 lbs onions, sliced thin 9 eggs 6 cups (1.5 litres) whole milk 1.5 cups flour salt, pepper,Read More
by Solara Goldwynn, Hatchet & Seed –  Snacks are a crucial part of my day. A snack can immediately stop a meltdown of a two year old; it can bring back mental function after a sleep-deprived night; it can be turned into a game (put the snack into the bowl, where’s the snack? etc.); and it can be shared with friends. Lately though, as an environmentally-conscious mother of a toddler, I’ve noticed that most snacks come covered in plastic and are filled with sugar. Sometimes you buy something that is inRead More