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Category - Okanagan Recipes

A haze of purple, waves of intoxicating aromas…oh the rapture of standing in a field of lavender!

In Kelowna, Andrea McFadden of the Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm has created a work of art worthy of Provence through her garden.

Mom's Farmers' Market Rhubarb Pie

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 2:00 PM by Jennifer Schell

A sure sign of spring is when the Kelowna Farmers' and Crafters' Market is selling fresh, local rhubarb! This easy rhubarb pie is absolutely scrumptious and is a unique addition to your regular fruit pie repertoire. The brilliant ruby red colour and tart zing will make this a new family favourite. It's the perfect dessert to celebrate spring and the first growth in your garden.

Asparagus season is here! And I plan to eat it each and every day while it is in season. My favourite way to prepare asparagus is lightly brushed with olive oil, grilled on the barbeque and then topped with Maldon sea salt and lemon zest or balsamic vinegar. Love it in pasta, perfect in a panini with goat cheese, excellent as a pesto or starring in a frittata or omelette. I am just mad about asparagus!

Nothing tastes better than fresh, local ingredients so I like to shop at the various local farms, orchards, and markets in Kelowna and area. At this time of year, a great one-stop shop is at the Kelowna Indoor Farmers Market. The Kelowna Outdoor Farmers Market opens April 1st. Several of the below items can be picked up at the Kelowna Farmers’ & Crafters' MarketQuality Greens Farm Market, and Codfathers Seafood Market

St. Paddy's Day Lamb Stew Recipe

Friday, March 17, 2017 11:00 AM by Chef Vince Van Wieringen

Nothing is as delicious as eating fresh, local food - so whenever possible I stop at local farms and orchards to grab my ingredients. In the winter, a great one-stop shop is the Kelowna Farmers’ & Crafters' Market (outdoor market opening April 1, 2017) and Quality Greens (open 7 days / week).  

Irish Style Black Emerald Float

Instead of the traditional green beer for St. Paddy's Day, try this delicious Kelowna inspired cocktail.  

In Ireland, the locals love their stout on its own or topped up with some Ribena (blackcurrant juice) and often referred to as a "Stout & Black". This Black Emerald Float cocktail is inspired by the later with a Kelowna twist. 

Delicious & Local: Amuse Bouche

Monday, February 20, 2017 4:00 PM by Chef Vince Van Wieringen

Whenever it's possible I stop at local farms and orchards to grab my ingredients. Nothing is as delicious as eating fresh, local produce. One of the great places to pick up fresh local produce is the Kelowna Farmers Winter Market where you can usually purchase delicious local root vegetables such as beets.