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How safe is the Strait?

How safe is the Strait?

Ferries, cruise ships prepared for the worst in the wake of fatal sinkings around the globe
Program puts art in the public eye

Program puts art in the public eye

Downtown hotels offer lobby space for artists to work while you watch

Basic Cream Pie

This vanilla-flavoured, custardy cream pie can be left as is, or be flavoured in the tasty ways suggested later in this post. Stay at the stove when making the filling. It requires constant stirring and your attention, or it might burn on the bottom.

Rhubarb and Sour Cream Pie

A rich rhubarb pie accented with sour cream and spicedoat topping.
Italian Bach focus of early-music concert

Italian Bach focus of early-music concert

IN CONCERT Victoria Baroque Players: Italian Bach When/where: Sunday, 7: 30 p.m., Church of St. John the Divine (1611 Quadra St.). Tickets: Adults $20, students and children $5.

West Saanich winery feels like a pioneer farm

There is more to wine touring than wine.
Kurelek's hidden messages go public

Kurelek's hidden messages go public

One of our most popular artists was tortured by depression

Poetic novel proves the power of small publishers

Leaving Now By Arleen Paré Caitlin Press, 162pp., $18.95 Arleen Paré's Leaving Now is a lyrical novel dealing with the many emotions a mother faces when making a decision to leave her family.
Rhubarb is plentiful in farmers' markets

Rhubarb is plentiful in farmers' markets

Dear Eric: I was told about a rhubarb pie recipe that had sour cream and a crumb topping. Sounded good. I wondered if you had something like that? Mary Stokes Dear Mary: It's a good time of year to be in search of a rhubarb recipe.
Landscapes explore the in-between

Landscapes explore the in-between

PREVIEW Rick Leong's The Phenomenology of Dusk When: Friday through Aug. 6 Where: LAB Gallery at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Tickets: Regular gallery admission ($13 regular, $11 seniors/students, $2.