Jennifer Schell

Raudz’ liquid chef Gerry Jobe pouring his winning cocktail: The Long View.  See recipe in story.

A great beverage sets up a great meal

The Olive Oil Merchant (OOM) continues to thrill me with every drop or bite of their amazing products. Shipped directly from Italy to your door, OOM sources small, perfect olive oil producers (amongst other delicious products).

Raudz’ liquid chef Gerry Jobe pouring his winning cocktail: The Long View.  See recipe in story.
Terrafina Restaurant’s Duck Prosciutto and Little Qualicum Blue Cheese Pizza plus Wild Boar and Veal Meatballs.

Schell: Some of the Okanagan’s best dining at wineries

What a fabulous tour de force this week was.

Terrafina Restaurant’s Duck Prosciutto and Little Qualicum Blue Cheese Pizza plus Wild Boar and Veal Meatballs.
Mission Hill Winery’s Terrace Restaurant serves up a glamourous hot dog—Free Range Pork and Fabian’s Lobster ‘Hotdog’ with tomato chutney on a milk bread bun.

Schell: A tour of our wineries best thing you can do for your guests

Lunching at wineries is one of my most favourite activities.

Mission Hill Winery’s Terrace Restaurant serves up a glamourous hot dog—Free Range Pork and Fabian’s Lobster ‘Hotdog’ with tomato chutney on a milk bread bun.
Salad with edible flowers.

Schell: Celebrate each delicacy as it ripens

Summertime offers up so many fabulous and easy dishes to make utilizing our local bounty.

Salad with edible flowers.
If your homemade slider gets a little “high

Schell: Survey of great local produce, places to check out this summer

So many fun summer food and wine events—so little time. Time to pick your events and plan your schedules.

If your homemade slider gets a little “high
Irene Ens’ (The Jam Goddess) Strawberry Jam with Balsamic Vinegar and Black Pepper.

Schell: Despite weather, bounty is here for summer entertaining

Strawberries, asparagus, rhubarb, lettuce, radishes, spinach, onions—praise be, summer is here!

Irene Ens’ (The Jam Goddess) Strawberry Jam with Balsamic Vinegar and Black Pepper.
Grilled heritage Angus beef flank

Schell: Few lakeside spots like Local

What do Okanagians do come summer time?

Grilled heritage Angus beef flank
Summerhill Winery executive chef Jesse Croy (with help from chef Darren Mitchell) wow’d guests at last years Feast of Fields in OK Falls with his Caramel balsamic dipped organic heirloom tomatoes.

Schell: Summer’s the best time of year for food and wine lovers

Start booking up your summer calendars, food and wine lovers.

Summerhill Winery executive chef Jesse Croy (with help from chef Darren Mitchell) wow’d guests at last years Feast of Fields in OK Falls with his Caramel balsamic dipped organic heirloom tomatoes.

Schell: Even foodies need tasty, healthy fast food from time to time

Burger fans will be thrilled to hear the news that Carl’s Jr. has opened in downtown Kelowna.

Tinhorn Creek executive chef Jeff Van Geest at the winery’s Miradoro Restaurant deck with its incredible 360 degree golden view.

Schell: Food & Wine Trails: Tinhorn engages chef from Vancouver

With many of our wineries now offering exquisite eateries, our local food and wine scene is slowly growing into an elegant, world-class gastronomic destination.

Tinhorn Creek executive chef Jeff Van Geest at the winery’s Miradoro Restaurant deck with its incredible 360 degree golden view.
Steve Johanssen with a haul of B.C. spot prawns

Schell: Okanagan Spot Prawn Festival coming

You may have heard some buzz about the Spot Prawn Festival that happens each year on the West Coast.

Steve Johanssen with a haul of B.C. spot prawns
Richard Kamphuys holding grandson Devon

Kelowna winery celebrates the elements

As their elegant label explains: “Earth, Air and Water, inextricably combined, provide the platform for the eternal circle of life to play out.”

Richard Kamphuys holding grandson Devon
Richard Kamphuys holding grandson Devon

Schell: Kelowna’s newest winery celebrates the elements

As their elegant label explains: “Earth, Air and Water, inextricably combined, provide the platform for the eternal circle of life to play out.”

Richard Kamphuys holding grandson Devon
Visit owner/winemaker Sara Harker from Rustic Roots Winery to taste some of her delicious fruit wines this weekend.

Schell: Go big at Penticton’s Bacchanalia

We are coming up to the end of the Okanagan Spring Wine Festival and I hope you all have had a chance to get out there and celebrate our fabulous wineries.

Visit owner/winemaker Sara Harker from Rustic Roots Winery to taste some of her delicious fruit wines this weekend.
Master chocolatier Thomas Haas at his chocolate factory in North Vancouver.  Yes

Schell: Easter the best time to delve into the mysteries of chocolate

Easter is the quintessential chocoholic’s favourite holiday that automatically makes the Easter Bunny a hero in my eyes.

Master chocolatier Thomas Haas at his chocolate factory in North Vancouver.  Yes
Jean-Georges Vongerichten (left) at MARKET in Vancouver’s Shangri-La Hotel

Schell: Vancouver celebrates our wines

Had a tremendous experience at the International Playhouse Wine Festival in Vancouver.

Jean-Georges Vongerichten (left) at MARKET in Vancouver’s Shangri-La Hotel
Tree Brewing celebrates its 15-year anniversary with a new custom-designed bottle and beer-infused line of food products.

Schell: Tree Brewing celebrates 15 years

Tree Brewing celebrates its 15-year anniversary, and a new custom-designed bottle.

Tree Brewing celebrates its 15-year anniversary with a new custom-designed bottle and beer-infused line of food products.
Baker/owner Sandy Lukic pulling out a perfect pizza from De Bakker’s real woodfire oven.

Schell: De Bakkers open de bakery

What happens when da baker marries De Bakker? All things delicious.

Baker/owner Sandy Lukic pulling out a perfect pizza from De Bakker’s real woodfire oven.
Winery chef Ryan Fuller with the delicious new Charcuterie Tasting Platter available at Sumac Ridge.

Schell: Sumac Ridge: Sip, savour, celebrate

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery is an iconic brand in our wine country.

Winery chef Ryan Fuller with the delicious new Charcuterie Tasting Platter available at Sumac Ridge.
Kids in the barn are a sure sign that spring really is on the way.

Schell: Kids in the barn perfect harbingers of spring

Although it may not feel like spring just yet, the reopening of some of your favourite local businesses will definitely put you in the mood.

Kids in the barn are a sure sign that spring really is on the way.