Local Dish Category

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
by Jordan Caldwell, Training by Tara Brunet –  My earliest memories of cooking are rooted deeply in my grandparents’ kitchen. Enjoying a wonderful lunch was something for me to look forward to. To this day I can trace my love for cooking to these little moments, not knowing at the time that they would stick with me forever. Some of us may feel like our kids have become disconnected with the kitchen or the grocery store. So for this Mother’s Day, it would be a great idea to get yourRead More

Posted On March 29, 2018By seasideIn Local Dish, Regulars

Island Dish: Fresh Basil Pesto

by Laura Waters, Snowdon House Gourmet & Gifts –  As the days get longer, I start to spend more time in my garden, looking for signs that my perennials and bulbs are returning. I love this time of year when everything starts to wake up; I get such enjoyment in reaping the rewards of yesterday’s efforts. Through most of the winter I have been thumbing through seed catalogues and books, wondering what I will plant this year. What new varieties shall I try? Since November we have been hauling bucketsRead More