Category Archives: Culinary supplies

Reflecting on Kettle Valley Winery’s 20th Anniversary Celebrations (2011) as Spring and Easter 2012 Signal a New Season of Growth and Renewal in the Vineyards

Easter and its rich symbolism of rebirth, whether viewed from a pagan or Christian perspective, is suddenly here again. While spring seemed to come slowly to the Okanagan this year, its evidence is apparent in the symphony of songbirds and … Continue reading

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Reminiscing about the Rico Hotel Mountain Lodge and Argentine Grille, Rico Colorado one year later

RBuchanan photo – Rico Hotel’s Argentine Grille on a snowy February day, 2011 Built in 1926 as a boarding house for the International Smelting Company, the Rico Hotel is an historic registered site. The warmth of the front lobby area … Continue reading

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Smoky Margarita – perhaps our best at home to date!

Do you ever read a recipe, fall in love with the idea that makes that recipe unique and then forget to clip it? The other day we were barbecuing a whole salmon to have with our selection from a Naramata Bench winemaker, … Continue reading

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“Chicks Who Wine” Get Together and Get Behind the Scenes at Mission Hills Estate Winery

Getting together with people who share one of your passions is bound to be fun. When the group is dubbed with a nickname in the planning phase, you just know it’s going to be an especially good day! So it … Continue reading

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Bogner’s of Penticton Cooking Classes Rock

  Bogner’s has always had a special place in my heart. Even back when it was the restaurant called Granny Bogner’s, and vicariously, even before that. Back in 1978/79, when I was a young reporter-photographer with the Penticton Herald, I … Continue reading

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