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Festive Entertaining

Posted On January 18, 2014By seasideIn Island Table

Festive Entertaining

by Carolyn Herriot “Tis the Season!” which means you are about to be inundated with invitations to potluck gatherings. What to take? Here are three easy-to-prepare treats that will be more than welcome at any festive gathering. YULE LOG 4 oz cream cheese, softened 4 oz soft goat cheese, plain 1 tbsp dried fines herbs or fresh if you can find them (choose from tarragon, dill, chives, parsley, sweet marjoram) ½ cup hazelnuts, almonds or walnuts, lightly toasted* and finely chopped In a small bowl blend the herbs of your choiceRead More
Layering For Light

Posted On January 18, 2014By seasideIn Home & Garden

Layering With Light

by Linda M. Langwith Valerie and Paul Woodley fell in love with their seafront property eight years ago. It came with an interesting history – once the site of a home owned by the British actor Sebastian Cabot. Although not available when they first looked, and while life took them in a different direction for a time, they didn’t forget that little piece of paradise and when it went up for sale they leaped at the chance. Award-winning custom home designer Keith Baker of KB Design remembers meeting with theRead More
Nurture Nature

Posted On January 18, 2014By seasideIn Home & Garden

Nurture, Nature and the Painterly Eye

by Linda M. Langwith The feature home in our December issue is a Deep Cove residence that presents the perfect marriage of classic and contemporary. Fresh, modern and functional, yet wearing the mellowed terracotta patina of a Tuscany pavilion with its emphasis on outdoor living spaces, the residence was designed by the owner to meet the couple’s lifestyle needs. With their family raised and launched, a new chapter in their lives unfolded, offering opportunities to focus on projects dear to their hearts by creating the ideal environment for work andRead More
Small Business

Posted On January 18, 2014By seasideIn Top Stories

2013 Seaside Focus on Small Business

by Adam Olsen Local small businesses are the lifeblood of every community, and the Saanich Peninsula is no exception. In fact, 99% of businesses in Canada are tiny by international standards. It’s an understatement to say that small business success is the most critical factor for a resilient economy, contributing jobs, innovation and diversity to our communities. The Saanich Peninsula has an incredibly diverse marketplace. Take a trip down any road in the Peninsula, rural or urban, and you may be surprised to find virtually any product or service youRead More
The Poppy Factory

Posted On January 18, 2014By seasideIn Top Stories

The Poppy Factory

Among my earliest memories are bombs, rats in the air raid shelter, WWI servicemen, and the Poppy Factory. Until recently I thought the latter as much a myth as our family Homemade Cake Factory. Even though my mother pointed out a building not far from where we lived in Richmond, just outside London, as being “where the poppies are made.”For a week or two before Remembrance Day she would stand in the wind and rain selling those poppies to raise funds for veterans of both great wars.Read More