Jennifer Schell

Colin Rayner at Bonitas Bistro in Summerland.

Schell: Beautiful food with a view to match

Food. Wine. View. Three reasons people fall in love with the Okanagan Valley and three reasons to visit Bonitas Bistro in Summerland.

Colin Rayner at Bonitas Bistro in Summerland.

Schell: Roundup of food and wine happenings this spring

Lots of spring news to share in the food and wine world starting the re-opening of the expanded Waterfront Wines restaurant.

Schell: Chefs feted before put to the test

I was honored to attend Tantalus Vineyards’ private welcome dinner for the competing Gold Medal Plates chefs last week.

Schell: Perfect time to take a spirited indulgence in chocolates

Robert Louis Stevenson said “wine is bottled poetry” so pair your chocolate treats this Valentine’s Day with something from the vine.

Debbie Donahue

Schell: Tasty Treasures for Valentines

Love is in the air. It’s February—the month to celebrate the people we love.

Debbie Donahue
Enjoy a delicous panini now that the Rotten Grape

Schell: Now there’s more time to enjoy downtown restaurant

Lunchtime just became more exciting downtown. Your favourite wine bar has now expanded into a lunch venue and espresso bar!

Enjoy a delicous panini now that the Rotten Grape
Try sharing a dish of frites before your main meal at Bouchon’s Restaurant in downtown Kelowna.

Schell: Nothing like real meat from a real butcher

Want a quick, easy, versatile, incredibly cheap, and delicious idea for dinner? Schnitzel!

Try sharing a dish of frites before your main meal at Bouchon’s Restaurant in downtown Kelowna.

Schell: So many ways to give to your community, now and all year

It is the season of giving and if you are looking for a worthy charity I have a couple of heartwarming suggestions.

Schell: Mitchell takes the reins at Rotten Grape

Chef Darren Mitchell has taken over the kitchen helm at The Rotten Grape in downtown Kelowna.

Sue Haley gives a goat a scratch on the jaw at her farm

Schell: Shake up Christmas with some new dining ideas

Let the Christmas countdown begin! So much to do, so little time. Here are some delicious ideas to help with your planning.

Sue Haley gives a goat a scratch on the jaw at her farm

Schell: Service choreographed, presentation beautiful, food devine

I’ll wrap up my visit to San Sebastian, Spain, with the highlight, and reason, of the trip—dinner at ARZAK Restaurant.

Pintxo like these are named for the skewers usually piercing them. The list to order from is extensive.

Schell: Pintxo a casual, delicious way to dine when visiting Spain

Eskerrik asko San Sebastian! After a pleasant five-hour train ride across Spain we arrived in Basque country.

Pintxo like these are named for the skewers usually piercing them. The list to order from is extensive.

Schell: Visit Barcelona for the ham, though beaches not bad either

Following London, our culinary adventures continued after a short flight to glorious Barcelona.

Our beautiful server Lee with Sunday Roast at the Wiveton Bell.

Schell: Sunday lunch quite an event in the U.K.

We’ve just returned from a fabulous food and wine adventure in Europe. Here's part 1.

Our beautiful server Lee with Sunday Roast at the Wiveton Bell.

Schell: Local picklers start your kettles rolling

Pickle makers get ready to rumble! We are having A Great Big B.C. Pickle Contest.

Schell: Monika ‘the Baker’ expands into bake shop No. 2

Kelowna’s beloved Okanagan Grocery Artisan Breads has expanded into a second shop with a big in-house bakery.

Schell: Helping 70-year-old Mamma care for 50 Haitian orphans

LOVE Takes Root is an organization that focuses on helping children in desperate need around the world by delivering basic aid and education.

Schell: Everything wonderful to do with a tomato at Covert Farms

This is an extremely exciting weekend for foodies in the Okanagan. Saturday marks the return of the beloved Festival of the Tomato at the iconic, organic Covert Farms in Oliver, followed by the third annual Feast of Fields on Sunday.

The Bench is the kind of place you wish would open up in your own neighbourhood.

Schell: Bench Market Naramata’s deliciousness hub

A deli, a bistro, a gourmet food shop, a caterer and the coolest place to hang out in wine country. Uncover a local secret at Naramata’s The Bench Market.

The Bench is the kind of place you wish would open up in your own neighbourhood.
Basket Case Picnics will pack you up fabulous feast to take wine touring

Schell: Save yourself running around–have picnic packed for you

Brand new to the Okanagan, Basket Case Picnics are packing up fabulous feasts for you to enjoy while wine touring, boating, hanging out at the beach with your family or planning a romantic date in a vineyard.

Basket Case Picnics will pack you up fabulous feast to take wine touring