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Posts from November 2016

Bean Scene Latte

Kelowna’s Bean Scene Coffee Works has become THE coffee scene in town. Now offering four locations (downtown, Landmark, Capri Mall, and Pandosy Village plus a Big White shop) the Bean Scene team has created its own culture and hub for locals to sip, work, chat and hang--with or without others.

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Grown Up Chai Tea  (Called, "PS: Chai Love You")

Enjoy this black tea cocktail with a delicious combination of cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, tea, and gin. In this recipe, I used Urban Distilleries'' Spirit Bear Gin because it is made from local grains, and 10 fruits and botanicals including Okanagan apples and Okanagan lavender.  This fragrant local gin is the perfect spirit to match with the spiced chai tea that is central to this drink.

Quails' Gate Table Setting
The tables at Old Vines Restaurant at Quails’ Gate Winery are ready for holiday cheer.

We love visiting the local wineries at this time of year because the busy season and harvest are both over, so the winemakers have more time to visit. This time of year presents the best opportunity for an intimate or technical wine experience where you can learn about the wines from the people who are making them.

Beach Days in November? Absolutely.

Friday, November 18, 2016 10:00 AM by Matt Ferguson

A couple of November days last week felt more like spring with the blue skies, and warm temperatures that reached 17°C. It was so warm outside that I was in shorts and a t-shirt and we even kicked off our shoes and walked in the water. We had lunch at Memphis Blues BBQ House then visited a few of our favourite parks and beaches, the kids wrestled in leaf piles and generally just played. We hope to catch a some more awesome weather before the real winter arrives in Kelowna!

Lobster Bisque

The Okanagan has some of the best ingredients and when you pair them with ingredients from other parts of Canada, you can get results that showcase the absolute best of our country. Here’s a Canadian comfort food recipe that features both local and national ingredients just in time for cooler weather.


Autumn has arrived in the Okanagan. While the fall season brings cooler weather one if its rewards are the truly spectacular colours proving that Kelowna and the Okanagan are beautiful year-round. Catch a glimpse of Kelowna's golden colours in Nic's latest video.