The makers of Jif peanut butter are recalling some of its products due to potential salmonella contamination. (Courtesy of Canadian Food Inspection Agency)

Some Jif peanut butter products recalled due to potential salmonella contamination

Jars with lot codes 1274425 through 2140425 should be disposed of immediately

 

The Proper Table. Photography by Lia Crowe

Dinner around the world

The Proper Table’s Supper Series offers faraway flavours, right at home

  • May 16, 2022

 

Serena Caner, president of the Shuswap Food Action Society, helps presenter Brad DeMille of DeMille’s Farm Market, both part of the community food resiliency panel at the Southern Interior Local Government Association Conference in Salmon Arm April 27-29, 2022, as he demonstrates the difference in price between local and imported vegetables. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

‘You’re going to start getting hungry’ if Southern Interior food producers aren’t supported

Food resiliency panel at conference in Salmon Arm speaks of need for local food security

 

Tea at the Wedgewood. Photography by Lia Crowe

Temptation in a teapot

Vancouver restaurants offer up exquisite afternoon teas

  • Apr 22, 2022
Tea at the Wedgewood. Photography by Lia Crowe
Composting keeps food waste out of landfills and puts it to good use growing new food. (Black Press file photo)

Crackdown on commercial food waste coming to North Okanagan

Amended RDNO bylaw will regulate large-scale food waste starting July 1

Composting keeps food waste out of landfills and puts it to good use growing new food. (Black Press file photo)
Brian and Corinne Misko, owners of House of Q Foods based in Vernon, took home honours from the National BBQ Association’s Awards of Excellence in Texas April 19, 2022. (Kevin Clark Studios)

Vernon-based BBQ sauce earns Texas nod of approval

House of Q Foods placed in three categories at the NBBQA’s annual awards

Brian and Corinne Misko, owners of House of Q Foods based in Vernon, took home honours from the National BBQ Association’s Awards of Excellence in Texas April 19, 2022. (Kevin Clark Studios)
FILE—A private Ukrainian farmer Dmytro Hnatkevitch harvests wheat crop on his farm in the village of Grygorovka, 110 km south of Kiev, in August, 1996. Prices for food commodities like grains and vegetable oils reached their highest levels ever last month because of Russia’s war in Ukraine and the “massive supply disruptions” it is causing, the United Nations said Friday, April 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Food prices soar to record levels on Ukraine war disruptions

UN’s Food Price Index up 12.6% from February, which was the highest level since its inception in 1990

FILE—A private Ukrainian farmer Dmytro Hnatkevitch harvests wheat crop on his farm in the village of Grygorovka, 110 km south of Kiev, in August, 1996. Prices for food commodities like grains and vegetable oils reached their highest levels ever last month because of Russia’s war in Ukraine and the “massive supply disruptions” it is causing, the United Nations said Friday, April 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has recalled Union Bay Seafood Ltd. brand Pacific oysters due to a possible norovirus contamination. (AP File Photo)

Union Bay Seafood brand Pacific oysters recalled due to norovirus risk

Oysters in question were sold in B.C., and may have been distributed in other provinces as well

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has recalled Union Bay Seafood Ltd. brand Pacific oysters due to a possible norovirus contamination. (AP File Photo)
Galley lakeside cafe

All aboard!

The Galley Lakeside Cafe is a gastronomic extension of the Kelowna Yacht Club, offering elevated, seasonal fare to all

  • Apr 6, 2022
Galley lakeside cafe
The Winfield Bakery will be restored after a fire forced it to close March 10, 2022

A win for Winfield Bakery: building to be restored

“The Winfield Bakery will be restored and we will move back into our location.”

  • Apr 5, 2022
The Winfield Bakery will be restored after a fire forced it to close March 10, 2022
Chef John Stratton

Dining on the Nanoose Bay waterfront

John Stratton, executive chef of Seascape

  • Mar 25, 2022
Chef John Stratton
A sign displays the price of a litre of regular grade gasoline at an Esso gas station as a motorist waits at a red light, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadians cutting back spending on groceries, restaurants as inflation rises: poll

Four-fifths of respondents said inflation was having a serious impact on their households

A sign displays the price of a litre of regular grade gasoline at an Esso gas station as a motorist waits at a red light, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
January 5, 2022 - Ingredients for smoothies with Ellie Shortt. Don Denton photo

Smooth move

Embark on a smoothie-making adventure to create a glass of goodness

  • Mar 11, 2022
January 5, 2022 - Ingredients for smoothies with Ellie Shortt. Don Denton photo
Canada’s Food Guide contains detailed nutrition information for Canadians. (Photo by ADVOCATE news services)

QUIZ: How much do you know about good nutrition?

March is Nutrition Month in Canada

Canada’s Food Guide contains detailed nutrition information for Canadians. (Photo by ADVOCATE news services)
Quebec diner Le Roy Jucep announced last week on Facebook it was temporarily replacing the word “poutine” with “fries cheese gravy”. The founder of Le Roy Jucep is among those who claim to have created the fast-food staple. Photo by Crispin Semmens/used under common license

No poutine for Putin: Quebec diner drops word ‘poutine’ over Ukraine war

In French, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s last name is written and pronounced “Poutine”

Quebec diner Le Roy Jucep announced last week on Facebook it was temporarily replacing the word “poutine” with “fries cheese gravy”. The founder of Le Roy Jucep is among those who claim to have created the fast-food staple. Photo by Crispin Semmens/used under common license
January 7, 2022 - JThe Fruit Melody cake at Cakes Etc.. Don Denton photo

The icing on the cake

Deb Cater is the master baker behind the counter at Cakes Etc.

  • Mar 2, 2022
January 7, 2022 - JThe Fruit Melody cake at Cakes Etc.. Don Denton photo
Chef Stefan Hartmann is the master behind Coast’s seafood-rich menu. Lia Crowe photography

Treasure from the sea

Chef Stefan Hartmann is the master behind Coast’s seafood-rich menu

  • Feb 18, 2022
Chef Stefan Hartmann is the master behind Coast’s seafood-rich menu. Lia Crowe photography
Chef Will Lew at Bruno restaurant. Lia Crowe photography

Telling a story through the canvas of food

Bruno’s Chef Will Lew communicates through the creativity and artistry of food

  • Feb 11, 2022
Chef Will Lew at Bruno restaurant. Lia Crowe photography
The Jammery is opening in Kelowna. ( Jacqueline Gelineau/ Capital News)

Popular brunch spot The Jammery comes to Kelowna

The restaurant will be open off Highway 97 at Kelowna Crossing Shopping Centre

The Jammery is opening in Kelowna. ( Jacqueline Gelineau/ Capital News)
Longtime friends Cassie Walters and Raelyn Lachapelle opened the doors to their new downtown Salmon Arm space for their business, The Nom Shuswap, on February 1, 2022. There, customers can pick up pre-ordered meals and grab-and-go meals, as well as smoothies and cold-pressed juices. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Longtime friends Cassie Walters and Raelyn Lachapelle opened the doors to their new downtown Salmon Arm space for their business, The Nom Shuswap, on February 1, 2022. There, customers can pick up pre-ordered meals and grab-and-go meals, as well as smoothies and cold-pressed juices. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)