Category - Recipes

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!

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.

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.

The Perfect Drink for Winter Nights in Kelowna

Monday, January 30, 2017 2:00 PM by Harry Dosanj

Okanagan Spiced Mulled Wine

Okanagan Spiced Mulled Wine

Mulled wine is a popular North American beverage with deep European roots. Traditionally served steaming hot during Halloween and Christmas, this wintertime favourite consists of red wine, mulling spices, and often raisins. Some even chill their mulled wine and drink once cold. For me, mulled wine is best served hot and holds the spot as my favourite winter warmer because it's always favourful and comforting on chilly winter night. 

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 a great one stop shop is at our Kelowna Farmers’ & Crafters' Market open Saturdays starting January 7th, 2017. Several of the needed ingredients can be picked up there.

Every holiday feast in the Okanagan should be a celebration of the bounty that we grow and produce here. We have the unique opportunity to eat and drink almost exclusively local so let’s do it! Creating at totally local holiday feast is easy and a one-stop-shop at the Kelowna Farmers' & Crafters' Market.

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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.

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.

Okanagan Market Mule

Okanagan Market Mule

This recipe features a locally distilled and award winning vodka. Urban Distilleries' Spirit Bear Vodka is handcrafted in copper stills in downtown Kelowna undergoing triple distillation for smooth taste. Paired with Kelowna apple juice and Okanagan cherries, this cocktail is sure to be delicious!