Local Dish Category

Posted On August 31, 2018By seasideIn Local Dish

Island Dish – Coconut Lavender Colada

by Jordan Caldwell, Training by Tara Brunet –  The Saanich Peninsula has many areas with lavender bushes and even lavender farms, including Kersey Lavender Farm in Brentwood Bay. Lavender bushes can also be purchased from many garden shops and planted in your home garden for your enjoyment. Not only does lavender have a soothing scent and beautiful purple spears of tiny flowers: it is a lovely addition to anyone’s home garden and can be used to deter deer from foraging in your garden as it also serves as a deerRead More

Posted On July 26, 2018By seasideIn Local Dish, Regulars

Island Dish – Rosemary Lemonade

by Laura Waters, Snowdon House Gourmet & Gifts –  Rosemary is a perennial herb that is extremely prolific and will grow in very poor soil; it comes from the Mediterranean. It’s such a lovely herb, and pinching off its needlelike foliage releases an intoxicating aroma. The bees love it when it is flowering; depending on the variety it can have blue or white flowers. So versatile, it can be placed in a teapot with hot water to make a tea, or inside of a roasting chicken with salt and pepperRead More
by Jordan Caldwell, Training by Tara Brunet –  Finally, summer has arrived in Sidney. Warm mornings, sun shining during walks down by the breakwater, and cool summer winds that breeze through late-night patio conversations. Everything about summer has that great positive vibe to it. Colours are brighter, and oddly enough water even tastes colder and more refreshing! July is right in the peak of patio season. Family and friends gather outside to play or suntan on the lawn. You could close your eyes and imagine you’re on a beach inRead More
by Laura Waters, Snowdon House Gourmet & Gifts –  What incredible weather we have been enjoying. I recently travelled to the Phillipines and experienced 35° to 38° weather with extreme humidity. I had a lovely visit and enjoyed myself but I’m convinced now more than ever that we live in paradise. It really and truly does not get much better than this. My perennial herbs are back up and my bronze fennel is taking over part of my garden. A bit of a bonus, but a curse for any gardener.Read More
Seaside Magazine Starfish

Posted On April 27, 2018By seasideIn Local Dish, Top Stories

2018 Kids to Watch

  Every year in March we celebrate our “Women to Watch” and in June our “Men to Watch.” We know how much readers enjoy meeting the movers and shakers in our community, and that it is meaningful for those individuals who are featured. This year, in our Kids issue, we wanted to meet some of the future women and men to watch – and asked readers for their nominations. Introducing the “Kids to Watch” of the Saanich Peninsula, each special in their own unique ways …   On Tyson Hosking’sRead More