Riley's Fish and Steak. Lia Crowe photography

Destination Riley’s Fish & Steak

New restaurant is the “jewel in the crown” of the Glowbal group

  • Jun 17, 2022
Riley's Fish and Steak. Lia Crowe photography
Flood waters surround a farm in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. As B.C. heads into another summer, diversifying the supply chain can mitigate some of the economic impacts of extreme weather. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Diversifying B.C.’s supply chain crucial to combat negative impact of extreme weather

Spring runoff could cause continued issues for Interior residents, businesses

Flood waters surround a farm in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. As B.C. heads into another summer, diversifying the supply chain can mitigate some of the economic impacts of extreme weather. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Tim Sangha, a member of the Nanaimo-based business partnership that has owned the Scarlet Ibis Pub and Restaurant since November 2020, presents a carving by woodcarver Rick Rotar of the Ibis business logo to Patricia Gwynne who owned and operated the Island’s most remote pub for more than 40 years. (Scarlet Ibis image)

New business partners breathe new life into Vancouver Island’s most remote pub

Scarlet Ibis Pub and Restaurant in Holberg is edge of civilization for wilderness adventurers

Tim Sangha, a member of the Nanaimo-based business partnership that has owned the Scarlet Ibis Pub and Restaurant since November 2020, presents a carving by woodcarver Rick Rotar of the Ibis business logo to Patricia Gwynne who owned and operated the Island’s most remote pub for more than 40 years. (Scarlet Ibis image)
Kody Blois rises in the House of Commons, Monday, November 29, 2021, in Ottawa. The chair of the House of Commons agriculture minister, says Russian troops have been stealing from Ukraine’s grain stores and selling them on the international market via Syria.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Russia raiding Ukraine wheat stores, exporting it with false papers: Ukraine minister

Mykola Solskyi said 500,000 to 600,000 tonnes of Ukrainian wheat have been stolen

Kody Blois rises in the House of Commons, Monday, November 29, 2021, in Ottawa. The chair of the House of Commons agriculture minister, says Russian troops have been stealing from Ukraine’s grain stores and selling them on the international market via Syria.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
In this Oct 29, 2013 photo, Sriracha chili sauce is produced at the Huy Fong Foods factory in Irwindale, Calif. Bottles of the popular Sriracha hot sauce could be hard to find on store shelves this summer. Southern California-based Huy Fong Inc., told customers in an email earlier this year that it would suspend sales of its famous spicy sauce over the summer due to a shortage of chili peppers. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
In this Oct 29, 2013 photo, Sriracha chili sauce is produced at the Huy Fong Foods factory in Irwindale, Calif. Bottles of the popular Sriracha hot sauce could be hard to find on store shelves this summer. Southern California-based Huy Fong Inc., told customers in an email earlier this year that it would suspend sales of its famous spicy sauce over the summer due to a shortage of chili peppers. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
Tri-Star Seafood Supply Ltd. has recalled some of its live spot prawns sold in various parts of Canada. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C.-based seafood supplier recalls some live spot prawns over norovirus risk

Tri-Star Seafood Supply Ltd. product numbers AJ200-021, CA001-1532, CA001-1540 shouldn’t be consumed

Tri-Star Seafood Supply Ltd. has recalled some of its live spot prawns sold in various parts of Canada. (Black Press Media file photo)
April 6, 2022 - Chef Jason Lizert 's Sea Bass at his new restaurant Maestro at Manteo at Eldorado Resorts.. Don Denton photograph.

Mediterranean twist

“Elevated and unexpected” at Maestro’s

  • May 27, 2022
April 6, 2022 - Chef Jason Lizert 's Sea Bass at his new restaurant Maestro at Manteo at Eldorado Resorts.. Don Denton photograph.
March 4, 2022 - Build-your-own Pancake Board for brunch meal with Ellie Short. Don Denton photograph

The noble brunch

How to plan, prep and execute an elegant yet effortless brunch spread

  • May 23, 2022
March 4, 2022 - Build-your-own Pancake Board for brunch meal with Ellie Short. Don Denton photograph
The makers of Jif peanut butter are recalling some of its products due to potential salmonella contamination. (Courtesy of Canadian Food Inspection Agency)

Some Jif peanut butter products recalled due to potential salmonella contamination

Jars with lot codes 1274425 through 2140425 should be disposed of immediately

The makers of Jif peanut butter are recalling some of its products due to potential salmonella contamination. (Courtesy of Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
The Proper Table. Photography by Lia Crowe

Dinner around the world

The Proper Table’s Supper Series offers faraway flavours, right at home

  • May 16, 2022
The Proper Table. Photography by Lia Crowe
Tea at the Wedgewood. Photography by Lia Crowe

Temptation in a teapot

Vancouver restaurants offer up exquisite afternoon teas

  • Apr 22, 2022
Tea at the Wedgewood. Photography by Lia Crowe
Troy Dignam’s locally-sourced meal prior to cooking. (Contributed - Troy Dignam)

Vancouver Island farmer makes meal almost entirely from local sources

All but a few minor ingredients were produced in Sooke

Troy Dignam’s locally-sourced meal prior to cooking. (Contributed - Troy Dignam)
FILE—A private Ukrainian farmer Dmytro Hnatkevitch harvests wheat crop on his farm in the village of Grygorovka, 110 km south of Kiev, in August, 1996. Prices for food commodities like grains and vegetable oils reached their highest levels ever last month because of Russia’s war in Ukraine and the “massive supply disruptions” it is causing, the United Nations said Friday, April 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Food prices soar to record levels on Ukraine war disruptions

UN’s Food Price Index up 12.6% from February, which was the highest level since its inception in 1990

FILE—A private Ukrainian farmer Dmytro Hnatkevitch harvests wheat crop on his farm in the village of Grygorovka, 110 km south of Kiev, in August, 1996. Prices for food commodities like grains and vegetable oils reached their highest levels ever last month because of Russia’s war in Ukraine and the “massive supply disruptions” it is causing, the United Nations said Friday, April 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has recalled Union Bay Seafood Ltd. brand Pacific oysters due to a possible norovirus contamination. (AP File Photo)

Union Bay Seafood brand Pacific oysters recalled due to norovirus risk

Oysters in question were sold in B.C., and may have been distributed in other provinces as well

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has recalled Union Bay Seafood Ltd. brand Pacific oysters due to a possible norovirus contamination. (AP File Photo)
Galley lakeside cafe

All aboard!

The Galley Lakeside Cafe is a gastronomic extension of the Kelowna Yacht Club, offering elevated, seasonal fare to all

  • Apr 6, 2022
Galley lakeside cafe
Chef John Stratton

Dining on the Nanoose Bay waterfront

John Stratton, executive chef of Seascape

  • Mar 25, 2022
Chef John Stratton
A sign displays the price of a litre of regular grade gasoline at an Esso gas station as a motorist waits at a red light, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadians cutting back spending on groceries, restaurants as inflation rises: poll

Four-fifths of respondents said inflation was having a serious impact on their households

A sign displays the price of a litre of regular grade gasoline at an Esso gas station as a motorist waits at a red light, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
January 5, 2022 - Ingredients for smoothies with Ellie Shortt. Don Denton photo

Smooth move

Embark on a smoothie-making adventure to create a glass of goodness

  • Mar 11, 2022
January 5, 2022 - Ingredients for smoothies with Ellie Shortt. Don Denton photo
Canada’s Food Guide contains detailed nutrition information for Canadians. (Photo by ADVOCATE news services)

QUIZ: How much do you know about good nutrition?

March is Nutrition Month in Canada

Canada’s Food Guide contains detailed nutrition information for Canadians. (Photo by ADVOCATE news services)
Quebec diner Le Roy Jucep announced last week on Facebook it was temporarily replacing the word “poutine” with “fries cheese gravy”. The founder of Le Roy Jucep is among those who claim to have created the fast-food staple. Photo by Crispin Semmens/used under common license

No poutine for Putin: Quebec diner drops word ‘poutine’ over Ukraine war

In French, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s last name is written and pronounced “Poutine”

Quebec diner Le Roy Jucep announced last week on Facebook it was temporarily replacing the word “poutine” with “fries cheese gravy”. The founder of Le Roy Jucep is among those who claim to have created the fast-food staple. Photo by Crispin Semmens/used under common license