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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
Seaside Magazine Starfish

Posted On July 26, 2019By seasideIn Regulars

New & Noteworthy

by Paula Kully – Doing Business Passing the Torch The Sidney BIA said goodbye to longtime President, Susan Simosko, as she did not seek re-election at the June AGM. Susan has been a driving force at the BIA for the past six years. The BIA’s new President is Brad Edgett and replacing the BIA’s Executive Director Donna Petrie is Morgan Shaw. To top off the changes at the BIA, they have a new and impressive website which you simply must check out. It does Sidney proud! Something New from SomethingRead More
by Tracey Jones and Stacey Kaminski – Downsize … it’s what we are doing. Less financial burden with a smaller eco footprint. Living with less and doing more. Condo and micro loft living, tiny homes … the list goes on. Making the most of your small space is easy with some clever design tricks. One of the easiest ways to make a small space feel larger is to keep the palette neutral, and light. This creates flow from room to room and appears less choppy. Another visual trick to createRead 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

Posted On July 26, 2019By seasideIn Regulars

Last Word with Allison Smith

Sometimes when you’re travelling, the route you take and the sights you see along the way come second to the actual journey you are on. That is about the connections you make, the people you visit, the time you take for family and yourself and to just breathe. You learn things about your travelling companions and rekindle affection for distant relatives … it’s so much more than just a holiday.  I took one such “holiday” recently with my family – a trip that was a simple “hello again” in manyRead More