Charles Dickens Pub

Charles Dickens Pub & Eatery

by Doreen Marion Gee This is the first in a six-part series of profiles on some of the Saanich Peninsula’s wonderful restaurants and pubs. Beer on ice cream? Caressing my mouth, the malty thick liqueur and sweet dessert seem deliciously made for each other. The Charles Dickens Pub & Eatery in Sidney is an innovative,

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The Prairie Inn

The Prairie Inn Neighbourhood Pub: A Legacy of Community Building

by Doreen Marion Gee Forging a strong community is a tradition at the Prairie Inn Neighbourhood Pub. The original pioneer builder of the Prairie Inn, Henry Simpson, was a baker, farmer, contractor, hotel owner, mailman, community worker and one of the founders of the Saanich Agricultural Society. His caring community values back in the 1800′s

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Festive Entertaining

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

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Soup Local Dishes - Seaside Times

Savoury Soup

by Jennifer Bowles One of my favourite dishes to warm me up on a chilly January day is a hearty homemade soup. I’m sure we’ve all had our fair share of gobble gobble with all the trimmings over the last month, so for January let’s stick to comfort food but lower the caloric intake a

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