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Avenue Café

  You can’t miss the buzz in the valley! Lately, lots of local food and beverage businesses are starting up or changing hands. Gregor and Michelle Mowatt, the new owners of the well loved Avenue Bistro, are excited to be a part of the movement: all are contributing to our local community and collaborating with […]

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Continuity, Collaboration, Community and Celebration – Beaufort Winery

A Visit with Mark Timmermans of Beaufort Vineyard and Estate Winery Last year, there was a ton of speculation and curiosity following the sale of Beaufort Vineyard and Estate Winery to James and Suzy Amis Cameron. Mark Timmermans, recently moved to the valley with his wife Freya and their 3 children to take on the […]

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Mango Salsa by Chris Graham

Mango Salsa Recipe

Hi, Chris here; the “Tamale Guy” from the Comox Valley Farmer’s Market. Some of you may remember heaping this mango salsa onto your tamale. Well, here’s the recipe! Enjoy! Mango Salsa Ingredients: 4 Ripe Mangos (Ataulfo is best) Small Red Onion Juice of One Lime Sprig of Mint Seedless Grapes (Red looks better) Salt Hot […]

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Tortilla soup

Tortilla Soup

Tortilla Soup  Serves 6-8  A piping hot bowl of soup is the ultimate comfort food during the chilly winter months. Rich, soulful and satisfying, this spicy Mexican tortilla soup is one my favorites.  Classic tortilla soup, as you would find it on the streets of Mexico City, is simply a good chicken stock combined with […]

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The Two Faces of January

The Two Faces of January You can find more of my imaginings at   January is not a much-heralded month in the northern hemisphere: the pleasures of December are behind us, the winter stretches ahead; the whole world seems to be hibernating. Nevertheless, it is a month of wonderful symbolism. Some say the month […]

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Valencian Paella

See Recipe for Valencian Paella

Valencian Paella Recipe  by Chef Jane Ireland Ingredients: 6 cups of chicken stock Generous pinch of saffron 1 pound of boneless chicken thighs cut into 1-inch pieces Salt and pepper 2 teaspoons of smoked paprika 1 teaspoon of oregano 5 tablespoons olive oil 8 ounces of chorizo sausage 1 onion diced 1 red pepper chopped 3⁄4 […]

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