#Giveaway $200+ Coffee Grinder – Salt Spring Coffee Turning Twenty #ssc20years

Celebrate Salt Spring Coffee Turning Twenty and Win a $200+ package of Coffee, Mugs and a Premium Coffee Grinder We’ve been visiting Salt Spring Island for over twenty years and still remember when the Island’s coffee company roasted their beans with a modified popcorn popper from their home. Salt Spring Coffee was founded April 25, 1996 by Mickey and…

Salt Spring Island Apple Festival

Get to know your Millionaires from your Lord Derby’s at the Annual Salt Spring Island Apple Festival Before apple trees were planted in the Okanagan Valley, Salt Spring Island was growing an assortment of the fruit as early as 1860. To celebrate, the Island holds a festival  celebrating the apple with apple displays, pie sales and…

Road Tripping with the Honda HR-V

I’ve been driving a few sporty vehicles lately, but when I decided to take a trip over to Salt Spring Island I needed to bit of a larger ride to carry the inevitable excess of luggage, along with my friend Tess (and her bags), ample room for two others that I’d had planned to take…

Salt Spring Island Apple Festival

We’re heading to Salt Spring Island Apple Festival on Sunday October 4, 2015! So many apples, so little time, but take time to taste the apples along the way! Salt Spring Island was among the first area in BC to grow apples (1860) and now grows over 350 varieties organic apples. Home to the Salt…

Sip & Savour Salt Spring Celebrates Fall Harvest and Thanksgiving

Sip & Savour Salt Spring Friday, October 9th to Sunday, October 11th, 2015 One of my favourite BC getaways is the journey over to Salt Spring Island where I love to visit the farmers market, food providers and chefs, and catch up with what’s going on on the nicely slowly paced Salt Spring Island. I’ve been…

New Prix Fixe Menu Launches at “The Bistro” at Hastings House

This news came in this from one of our favourite travel destinations. Hastings House expands their culinary program. Hastings House is embarking on a new course for 2015 by offering a Bistro Menu at the Living Room and Snug of the historic Manor House. Since opening as a hotel in 1980, the Dining Room has…

Sip & Savour Salt Spring Island

Each September Salt Spring Island gets festive with Sip & Savour Salt Spring Island. This year the events take place during National Organic week from Friday, September 19th to Sunday, September 21st, 2014. The festival brings together growers, food providers and chefs from Salt Spring Island and partners them with vintners representing the wine growing regions of British…

Sip & Savour Salt Spring

Septembeer 19-21, 2014 Celebrate National Organic Week on Salt Spring Island! This amazing event is a must. We’ve been twice and hope to get back there again this year. The Festival will bring together growers, food providers and chefs from Salt Spring Island and partner them with local craft brewers and vintners representing the wine…

Hastings House Hosts Chef Denis Cotter for Chefs Across the Water

Each year Hastings House hosts guest chefs at their excellent country house hotel for an event entitled “Chefs Across the Water”.  I’ve attended several of these events in the past, but they’ve never had an entirely vegetarian menu.  In general I thought this was a good thing as I do like my meat; however after dining…

Salt Spring Island Festival of Local & Regional Food & Wine.

On Friday, September 27th and Saturday, September 28th, Sip & Savour Salt Spring unites growers, food producers, chefs and vintners & brewers from Salt Spring Island and the Vancouver Island region with local and BC vintners in a mélanges a trois of culinary magic.  Participate in National Organic Week by sampling local, fresh food and…