The 2023 edition is being expanded to include some activities in Kerry and Stuart parks. (Kelowna Made)

Kelowna Made back for a 2nd year

The community celebration, which debuted in 2022, will be held in City Park August 26

 

The Central Okanagan Food Bank is one alternative source of support for local families unable to financially sustain a healthy food diet. (File photo)

Report highlights high cost of healthy eating for Interior B.C. families

Food cost issues identified but solutions not readily evident

 

March 1, 2023 - Canadian passport and food for Ellie Shortt food story. Don Denton photo

Transport your taste buds

Travel the globe without leaving your kitchen

  • May 26, 2023

 

The Okanagan Indian Band is receiving $80,000 in funding from the Indigenous Food Systems and Agriculture Partnership Program to provide affordable foods through band-owned land, the province announced Tuesday, May 16, 2023. (Rene Cortin/Wikimedia commons)

Okanagan Indian Band gets funding to bolster food security

The $80,000 in funding comes from the Indigenous Food Systems and Agriculture Partnership Plan

The Okanagan Indian Band is receiving $80,000 in funding from the Indigenous Food Systems and Agriculture Partnership Program to provide affordable foods through band-owned land, the province announced Tuesday, May 16, 2023. (Rene Cortin/Wikimedia commons)
Grandpa J's Seasoning. Lia Crowe photography

Taste of Greece

Vancouver sisters turn to their roots to spice up the seasoning industry

  • May 3, 2023
Grandpa J's Seasoning. Lia Crowe photography
Randy Geier picks some of the lapin cherries available at his Salmon Arm u-pick orchard, Geier's Fruit & Berry Farm, on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Late start to BC Interior growing season, but there is a cherry on top

Last year’s cold snap causes issues for apricot and peach crops

Randy Geier picks some of the lapin cherries available at his Salmon Arm u-pick orchard, Geier's Fruit & Berry Farm, on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Cecil's Perogies held its 30th anniversary celebration in Kelowna on Saturday. (Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)

Cecil’s Perogies celebrates 30 years in Kelowna

The Ukrainian restaurant is located at 1011 Ritcher Street

Cecil's Perogies held its 30th anniversary celebration in Kelowna on Saturday. (Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
Cheese ball judges Elizabeth Woolnough and Neil Todd pose for a picture with some delectable offerings at the 2023 The Big Cheese Festival in Armstrong, which wrapped up Saturday, April 15, 2023. (PratoPhoto)

Armstrong’s best grilled cheese chosen by the people

The Big Cheese Festival wraps up 10th year with some finger-lickin’ good creations

Cheese ball judges Elizabeth Woolnough and Neil Todd pose for a picture with some delectable offerings at the 2023 The Big Cheese Festival in Armstrong, which wrapped up Saturday, April 15, 2023. (PratoPhoto)
(Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Kelowna students make meals for food bank while prepping for cooking competition

Culinary students at Canyon Falls School made 40 casseroles for the Central Okanagan Food Bank

(Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
January 16, 2023 - Illustration for food story on using food in your pantry. Story and recipes by Ellie Shortt.. Don Denton photo

Pantry to plate

Recipes for a rainy day

  • Apr 14, 2023
January 16, 2023 - Illustration for food story on using food in your pantry. Story and recipes by Ellie Shortt.. Don Denton photo
Choices Market Kelowna took part in FoodMesh’s food recovery network Monday, April 10, when FoodMesh launched its managed retail food diversion service at the market. (Submitted photo)

‘Unique’ program turning unsold food into meals for those in need in the North Okanagan

FoodMesh’s Food Recovery Network aims to provide food security while reducing carbon emissions

Choices Market Kelowna took part in FoodMesh’s food recovery network Monday, April 10, when FoodMesh launched its managed retail food diversion service at the market. (Submitted photo)
Farm fresh eggs from a vending machine? Who would have thought? And, yet, Doug Groenendijk has made it a reality. (Photo by Don Bodger)

B.C. farmer comes out of his shell to sell vending machine eggs

Vancouver Islands’ Doug Groenendijk says timing right to get cracking with a new venture

Farm fresh eggs from a vending machine? Who would have thought? And, yet, Doug Groenendijk has made it a reality. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Farmstrong Cider Company was named the Media’s Choice winner at the 10th annual Armstrong Professional Grilled Cheese Competition, held Friday, March 31, 2023. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Farmstrong sandwich the media’s top choice in Armstrong grilled cheese competition

Eight businesses and organizations competed in the 10th annual competition

Farmstrong Cider Company was named the Media’s Choice winner at the 10th annual Armstrong Professional Grilled Cheese Competition, held Friday, March 31, 2023. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Kelowna’s Lakehouse Home Store has opened Lakehouse Kitchens Cooking School with Lakehouse’s culinary director, Chef Bernard Casavant.  Darren Hull photo

Romancing the stove

Date night at Lakehouse Kitchens Cooking School

  • Mar 31, 2023
Kelowna’s Lakehouse Home Store has opened Lakehouse Kitchens Cooking School with Lakehouse’s culinary director, Chef Bernard Casavant.  Darren Hull photo
Now with a new name, the Big Cheese festival in Armstrong is back for its 10th year, with events on tap April 14 and 15, 2023. (Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce photo)

New name, same cheesy goodness at North Okanagan festival

The Big Cheese, formerly known as Cheese… It’s A Natural, will mark its 10th year April 14 and 15

Now with a new name, the Big Cheese festival in Armstrong is back for its 10th year, with events on tap April 14 and 15, 2023. (Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce photo)
Minister for Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport Lana Popham (front row second from left), Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Future Skills Selina Robinson (front row third from left) and Okanagan College President Dr. Neil Fassina (front row right) were on hand for the announcement for a new food, wine and tourism centre for the college. (Photo/Gaary Barnes)

Province cooks up new centre for tourism, culinary arts at Okanagan College

The province is providing OC with $44.8 million for the centre

Minister for Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport Lana Popham (front row second from left), Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Future Skills Selina Robinson (front row third from left) and Okanagan College President Dr. Neil Fassina (front row right) were on hand for the announcement for a new food, wine and tourism centre for the college. (Photo/Gaary Barnes)
Courtenay residents included in the city’s residential curbside collection program can now participate in weekly food waste collection. File photo

Tiny B.C. island community’s answer to climate change? Feed everyone

Quadra Island volunteers combing discarded food for nutrition, getting it to those who need it

Courtenay residents included in the city’s residential curbside collection program can now participate in weekly food waste collection. File photo
Deepa Pillay and her husband launched Not Just Curries in the fall of 2022. (Kenny Tai photo)
Deepa Pillay and her husband launched Not Just Curries in the fall of 2022. (Kenny Tai photo)
This image provided by The Hershey Company shows the company’s new Hershey’s plant-based extra creamy with almonds and sea salt. The company said Tuesday, March 7, 2023, that Reese’s plant-based peanut butter cups will be its first plant-based chocolate sold nationally when they go on sale in March. A second vegan offering, Hershey’s plant-based extra creamy with almonds and sea salt, will follow in April. (The Hershey Company via AP)

Hershey debuts plant-based Reese’s Cups, chocolate bars

Chocolate line is made with oats instead of milk

This image provided by The Hershey Company shows the company’s new Hershey’s plant-based extra creamy with almonds and sea salt. The company said Tuesday, March 7, 2023, that Reese’s plant-based peanut butter cups will be its first plant-based chocolate sold nationally when they go on sale in March. A second vegan offering, Hershey’s plant-based extra creamy with almonds and sea salt, will follow in April. (The Hershey Company via AP)
FILE - An employee restocks meats on Jan. 17, 2023, in North Miami, Fla. Greenhouse gas emissions from the way humans consume food could add nearly one degree of warming to the Earth’s climate by 2100, according to a new study Monday, March 6, 2023. Researchers found that the majority of greenhouse gas emissions come from three major food groups — meat from animals like cows, sheep and goats, dairy and rice. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

The way we eat could add nearly 1 degree of warming by 2100

‘Methane emissions are really dominating the future warming associated with the food sector’

FILE - An employee restocks meats on Jan. 17, 2023, in North Miami, Fla. Greenhouse gas emissions from the way humans consume food could add nearly one degree of warming to the Earth’s climate by 2100, according to a new study Monday, March 6, 2023. Researchers found that the majority of greenhouse gas emissions come from three major food groups — meat from animals like cows, sheep and goats, dairy and rice. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)