Posts from February 2017

Kelowna Cocktail: Flirtini For Your Valentine

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 10:00 AM by Harry Dosanj

The Urban Flirtini

Are you looking for a drink recipe to wow your valentine? Look no further, this recipe is guaranteed to make them blush. Refreshing and flirty, this romantic martini features local ingredients from Urban Distilleries and Summerhill Pyramid Winery. It is the perfect way to start off a romantic Valentines Day date.

BC Family Day Adventures in Kelowna

Friday, February 10, 2017 11:00 AM by Matt Ferguson

When I heard that Family Day, celebrated in most of Canada, was also becoming a BC Stat Holiday - I was thrilled!  Another paid day off! And the best part is, the day is dedicated to families. Life gets busy and unfortunately, family fun-times often gets replaced with work and chore-times. So, having a whole day to enjoy with your family is a really welcomed, especially in the middle of winter.

They say the way to someone's heart is through their stomach. Whether you are visiting Kelowna, or if you live in the area, taking your valentine to one of the cooking classes at the romantic Mission Hill Winery in West Kelowna may be the perfect date night activity.  Besides… who wouldn’t want to drink wine in class?!? Sipping on Okanagan wine is a part of this lesson!

Nothing is as delicious as eating fresh, local produce - so whenever possible I stop at local farms and orchards to grab my ingredients. In the winter great one-stop shops are at our Kelowna Farmers’ & Crafters' Market (open most Saturdays 9:00 am - 1:00 pm) and Quality Greens. Several of the needed ingredients can be picked up at these two spots.

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt”. - Charles M. Schulz

The big day to celebrate love is just around the corner and I have some local ideas to help woo your darling. Chocolate! Lots and lots of chocolate is the key to my heart and local chocolatiers have had me swooning with their creations lately.

For those who don't think winter is the right time to paddleboard, I might be able to change your mind. It's true that there's ice on the lake, snow on the beach, and the water is super cold, but if pick a nice day and you’re geared up properly – you’ll have an unforgettable winter SUP!  Here is what we did: