Skip to content
Join our Newsletter

Life

Cycling Festival this Sunday

The District of Saanich hosts the third annual Saanich Cycling Festival at the University of Victoria on Sunday. In partnership with the university's Office of Campus Planning and Sustainability, the festival, which runs from 11: 30 a.m. to 2: 30 p.
Losing nearly 100 pounds was about health, not vanity

Losing nearly 100 pounds was about health, not vanity

For Debbie Stirling, the first breakthrough in losing nearly 100 pounds was a 15-minute conversation with a box of Timbits.

Med still a treat, despite service glitches

PAM GRANT DINING OUT Address: 4512 West Saanich Rd. Tel.: 250-727-3444 Hours: Open daily from 11 a.m. Major credit cards and Interac accepted. Wheelchair accessible.
EMSI's repertoire spans a millennium

EMSI's repertoire spans a millennium

The Early Music Society of the Islands takes an admirably liberal view, chronologically and stylistically, of what constitutes "early music," and often champions repertoire under-represented even in early-music circles.
They met the challenge

They met the challenge

Now the real work begins - maintaining their new healthy lifestyles

From soup to Shepherd's pie, lentils go the distance

Lentil Soup with Grilled Italian Sausage, Parmesan and Balsamic Vinegar This hearty soup can be a main course when served with slices of warm, crusty bread.
Eric Akis: Love those little lentils

Eric Akis: Love those little lentils

Often-neglected pulses provide protein to vegetarians
Saucy tomato bouillon may be served hot or ice cold

Saucy tomato bouillon may be served hot or ice cold

How many cups of home-cooked beans will be equal to a can?

I <3 spinning

Believe it or not I’ve come to LOVE the spin bike. Yep, I actually look forward to my “spinning” day. The first few weeks I would tentatively climb on the bike, not knowing how I was going to make out.

Chili con hockey

Pulled Pork Chili It's best to make this sumptuous chili over two days. The first day, make the pulled pork and put it in the refrigerator with the sauce you cooked it in. The next day you can easily remove the solidified fat on the sauce.