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Maple pecan squares, light fruitcake ring

These squares from baker Anna Olson are very much like buttertart squares, but the addition of chocolate makes them easy to slice and store.
Review: Beacon Landing Restaurant and Lounge

Review: Beacon Landing Restaurant and Lounge

Beacon Landing Restaurant and Lounge Address: 2537 Beacon Ave., Sidney Tel: 250-656-6690 Hours: Open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Major credit cards and Interac accepted. Wheelchair accessible.

The new Sunnyside Cafe

Last month I wrote an item on the closure of popular Esquimalt restaurant the Sunnyside Cafe.

Liquid gifts that say, 'Can I have some?'

Beer, wine and spirits are a gift from nature that we have been regifting to each other since the beginning of recorded history, and perhaps even before then. Personally, I like to give Christmas presents I stand a good chance of sharing in.

Baked Oysters - three ways

How to buy, store oysters When buying the oysters, opt for those with tightly closed shells. In the store, if you're able to hold the oysters, they should feel heavy for their size, a sign the meat is plump and surrounded with flavourful juice.

No-cook options for holiday meal

It may only be the first day of December, but I know many people who have already begun food preparations for Christmas Day.

Mint curry yogurt dip

MINTY CURRY YOGURT DIP Serve this easy-to-make dip with a selection of raw vegetables for dipping.

Sun sets on Sunnyside Cafe

One of the last family-friendly restaurants in Esquimalt looks like it's closing for good.

Walnut Squares, Apple Chicken

This sweet recipe comes from Food Network host Laura Calder's book, Dinner Chez Moi.
Lao cuisine: Thai with a turbo taste boost

Lao cuisine: Thai with a turbo taste boost

PAM GRANT DINING OUT Lao-Vientiane Restaurant Address: 771 Vernon Ave., Victoria Tel: 250-475-3522 Hours: Lunch Monday-Saturday, 11: 30 a.m.-2: 30 p.m. Dinner nightly, 5 p.m.-9: 30 p.m. Major credit cards and Interac accepted. Wheelchair accessible.