Local Dish Category

Posted On August 29, 2019By seasideIn Local Dish, Top Stories

Corn on the Cob Three Ways

by Jenni & Brendan Brown, Harvest Rd Farm to Table Grill – The Saanich Peninsula is widely recognized for producing the best vegetables on Vancouver Island, yet despite knowing this, we’re always stunned by the incredible flavour of the fresh corn grown on the Saanich Peninsula. Regardless of which side of the Pat Bay Highway you choose for your corn shopping, you are sure to be awestruck by the flavour and freshness. We are currently serving fresh picked corn on the cob from Michell’s Farm with all of our mainRead More
by Chris Cowland – My mother was not the best cook in the world. Her repertoire consisted of egg and chips, beans and chips, and for the weekend, egg, bacon, beans and chips. In post-war Britain, 99% of the populace would deep fry with lard, but I remember that in the early 1960s cooking oil became available. Mum really upped her repertoire with this, and our clogged arteries breathed a sigh of relief. One day when I was around 10, mum was in the kitchen, and she called me throughRead More

Posted On July 26, 2019By seasideIn Local Dish, Regulars

Behind the Scenes – Feast of Fields

by Cassidy Nunn – I’m continually amazed at the abundance of local farms, wineries, cideries, distilleries, restaurants and caterers we are blessed with here on Vancouver Island, who make farming, producing and eating local a priority and a way of life.  Featuring many of these amazing local businesses is the annual Feast of Fields – B.C.’s largest local food and beverage festival – a delicious event put on by the charitable organization Farm Folk City Folk, which strives to bring more awareness to sustainable food production in B.C. Every yearRead More

Posted On July 26, 2019By seasideIn Local Dish, Regulars

Island Dish – A Summer Breakfast

by Chris Compton – I’ll admit it: I hate making breakfast. I would rather drink a cup of coffee and begin my day than spend the time to make breakfast. Unfortunately, that is not a healthy choice and it leads to snacking later in the day. I don’t know if it really is the most important meal of the day, but I feel better when I start with something delicious. This granola recipe takes a bit of time, but most of it is hands off and can be done withRead More
by Laura Waters, Snowdon House – A very close friend recently lost her battle with cancer and I am so missing her. Her ability to fight back was amazing, and it was always with a smile. She was a breath of fresh air and she will always be missed. We met many years ago when our kids were little and many years went by not living close to each other. But when she moved to Victoria, it was wonderful: we picked up right where we left off and it wasRead More