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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
by Muffet Billyard-Leake, Muffet & Louisa – In our busy lives today, we often find that less is more. As we fill our days with work and activities, there is a nostalgia for simplicity and comfort. We hold small intimate dinner parties rather than big parties, making time to see family and friends without a whole lot of time to prepare. Obviously, the food and the company are the most important things, but a well-thought-out table can add elegance and comfort.   We are so lucky to live in aRead More
by Janice Henshaw. Photos by Nunn Other Photography – It’s interesting to imagine what a home looks like if it belongs to a well-known local builder and interior designer. Will it be right on trend, whatever that means in the year 2019? Will it have light or dark floors, quartz or granite countertops? Does it have a great room? Will it be bold or subdued, formal or comfy, minimalist (less is more), maximalist (more-is-more), or something incredibly different? My quest this month begins with a drive up a steep, windingRead More

Posted On July 26, 2019By seasideIn Top Stories

Sable Island: Trip of a Lifetime

by Cassidy Nunn – Most of my childhood dreams have been horsey in nature and a visit to Sable Island, with its famed herds of hardy wild horses, has been one of mine. Last fall I had the opportunity to make that dream into a reality and I jumped at the chance, booking my flight from Victoria to Halifax. I signed up with Picture Perfect Tours for a day-trip tour to the 42-kilometre-long crescent shaped Island in the North Atlantic. I packed as much of my camera gear as IRead More
by Lara Gladych – Seaside Magazine wants to live up to our slogan of being “the voice of the Saanich Peninsula,” so, in every issue, we ask people to answer a question. We’re looking for responses from all ages and across the diverse neighbourhoods that form our community. “What is one of your favourite places in Canada to visit – a place you think every Canadian should see?” What better way to celebrate our country than to tout the many interesting, beautiful and memorable places to see across this gorgeous countryRead More