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Raise a pint to our southern neighbours

Raise a pint to our southern neighbours

Canadians never miss an opportunity to relish any kind of victory over our American neighbours. Hockey, health care and beer all come to mind. Indeed, we wrap ourselves in the flag when it comes to the latter.
Cake for any occasion

Cake for any occasion

Don't-Forget-to-Leave-Room-for-Chocolate Cake!
Restaurant Review: Sante Gluten-free Cafe

Restaurant Review: Sante Gluten-free Cafe

SANTÉ GLUTEN-FREE CAFÉ Address: 2630A Quadra St. Victoria Tel.: 250-590-7174 Hours: Open Mon - Sat 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Major credit cards and Interac accepted. Wheelchair accessible. *** 1/2 I was born with a cast-iron stomach.

Garth Eichel: Small distillery punches above its weight class

Human nature is such that we naturally cheer for the underdog. Particularly so in sports, business and love. Despite the odds, we harbour the hope that those with heart will prevail.
Putting the fun in summer

Putting the fun in summer

Despite some funding woes, a new lineup of festivals will entertain the Island this year
Garth Eichel: Birds of prey entertain vineyard guests

Garth Eichel: Birds of prey entertain vineyard guests

Every year on the third Sunday of June, society gives dads a halfhearted "attaboy" in the form of Father's Day.

Restaurant Review: Pho Vuong offers tasty soup and a lot more

PAM GRANT DINING OUT Pho Vuong Address: 622 Fisgard St. Tel: 250-590-SOUP (7687) Hours: Open daily 11 am. to 10 p.m. Major credit cards and Interac accepted. No wheelchair accessible.
Cream sauce benefits from wine reduction

Cream sauce benefits from wine reduction

What is the reason behind reducing the liquid to half when using wine? Zelie Scurrah When I make cream sauce with wine, it always separates, curdles.

Down-to-earth honesty of home movies on display

Familiarity can breed contempt, as the expression goes, but not at Open Space.

Garth Eichel: Sooke's the place to quench a need for mead

It's remarkable to consider that over several millennia, humans have tried ingesting just about everything in the pursuit of sustenance or bliss. More often than not, experimentation ends in disappointment, if not sickness or death.
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