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Tasting: At BBJ's, check pretensions at the door

Tasting: At BBJ's, check pretensions at the door

When I was still in the dating scene -before wisps of grey appeared -I used to conduct a test on first dates.
Restaurant Review: Baja does superb job with chicken roll, nachos

Restaurant Review: Baja does superb job with chicken roll, nachos

BAJA SURF GRILL Address: 535 Yates St. Tel: 250-590-6693 Hours: Open daily. Lunch 11: 30 a.m. - 2 p.m.; dinner from 5 p.m. until late, nightly. Major credit cards and Interac accepted. Wheelchair accessible.
It's election time: Know your riding, know your candidate

It's election time: Know your riding, know your candidate

Yes, it's that time again. Every year - or so it seems - Canadians head to the polls to choose their next federal government and this spring is no exception. The to start boning up on the ridings, candidates and issues on Vancouver Island.
Is it safe to cook with mustard oil?

Is it safe to cook with mustard oil?

Q A few years ago, armed with an Indian cookbook I received as a present, I set out to make some delicious Indian dishes. This went well, mostly, until I hit some recipes calling for mustard oil.

Go movies

OPENING Rio (Cineplex Odeon, Empire University 4, SilverCity, Star) When Blu, a domesticated macaw from small-town Minnesota, meets the fiercely independent Jewel, he takes off on an adventure to Rio de Janeiro with this bird of his dreams.
Easter provides good wine-pairing opportunities

Easter provides good wine-pairing opportunities

Like many oenophiles, I embrace just about any reason to raid the wine cellar. Dinner parties, birthdays and writing a column for the Times Colonist all provide welcome licence.

Documentary mourns wild salmon losses

Museum hosts environmental film festival
Special Report: B.C.'s NDP leaders down to the Final Four

Special Report: B.C.'s NDP leaders down to the Final Four

British Columbia's New Democrats are in the final days of a leadership race they say is less about naming a new Opposition leader than it is about selecting the province's next premier-inwaiting.
Restaurant Review: Posh hot-pot delights

Restaurant Review: Posh hot-pot delights

POSH CHARCOAL COLLABORATION DINING Address: 1063 Fort St., Victoria Tel: 250-382-7674 Open: Dinner, nightly from 5 p.m. Lunch, Friday and Saturday only Major credit cards and Interac accepted. Wheelchair accessible.
Ask Eric: Simple recipes cheaper than fast food

Ask Eric: Simple recipes cheaper than fast food

Q I have some chicken fillets in the freezer and would like to know the best way to use them, not spicy. Julie Campbell AChicken fillets are boneless, tender strips of meat located near the centre of the breast.