Local Dish Category

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

Posted On February 2, 2018By seasideIn Local Dish, Regulars

Island Dish: Wild Mushrooms on Toast

by Jordan Caldwell, Training by Tara Brunet –  Some may think that as a chef, you would eventually get tired of preparing food, simply because you’re constantly surrounded by it, but I often wake up thinking about food pairings or how many litres of milk there are in the fridge! Although it can occasionally be overwhelming, food is like music. There are always different trends and variations that create a lifelong passion. When we combine nature with simple ingredients, we open up a whole new world. Nothing is better thanRead More

Posted On December 29, 2017By seasideIn Local Dish, Regulars

Island Dish: Quinoa Quiche

by Laura Waters, Snowdon House Gourmet & Gifts –  Morning chores include the feeding of my chickens and the collection of the eggs. My feathery friends now number 48. After a nasty racoon and mink attack in the summer I lost 25 birds but, armed now with an electric fence to protect my girls, we are back in business. Twenty-five young birds were purchased and they are now laying eggs, with colours ranging from green, cream, spotted and dark brown. Dr. Seuss was right when he wrote Green Eggs and Ham.Read More

Posted On December 1, 2017By seasideIn Local Dish, Regulars

Trendspotting: Beyond Christmas Cookies

  by Susi McMillan –  Always on the lookout for amazing local products, Seaside’s Trendspotter Susi McMillan brings you unique treats to grace your table this holiday season! Bar Essentials Sanbitter 6/$4.99; Phillips Tonic 4/$11; Sparkling Pomegranate 4/$8.99. Brentwood Bay Village Empourium. empourium.ca Quick & Divine Appies $6. Snowdon House Gourmet & Gifts. snowdonhouse.ca Italian Tradition $8.99. Deep Cove Market. deepcovemarket.com Hot Off the Cocoa Press $17.99. Mother Nature’s Market & Deli. mothernaturesbc.ca Melting Surprise $9.99. Lifestyle Markets. lifestylemarkets.com Essence of Canadian Life $38. Muffet & Louisa. muffetandlouisa.com Pickles UnitedRead More