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10 Go-To Spots in Up-and-Coming North Park

10 Go-To Spots in Up-and-Coming North Park

Let’s face it: North Park is a bit of an underdog when it comes to the neighbourhoods of Victoria. It’s not gentrified Fairfield or trendy Fernwood. Hell, sandwiched between downtown and Fernwood, North Park is simply a place to pass through for many people. But this plucky inner-city quadrant is on the up and up. ... Read More
Five Victoria Taco Spots You’ve Gotta Try

Five Victoria Taco Spots You’ve Gotta Try

What’s the perfect food to pair with … well pretty much anything? Why tacos, of course. Thankfully, Vic is home to a bounty of great taco spots, ranging from the traditional to the downright experimental (think: deep fried avocado). Most of the best places take a bit of finding, but fear not: we’ve got the ... Read More
Eat Your Gluten Free Heart Out at Victoria’s Origin Bakery

Eat Your Gluten Free Heart Out at Victoria’s Origin Bakery

If I had to say one thing about Origin Gluten Free Bakery in Stadacona Centre in Victoria it would be this: Origin will immortalize sourdough like Proust immortalized the madeleine. My gluten intolerant friends, prepare to be flooded with memories of a doughy, flavourful past one slice at a time with this rare celiac-friendly delicacy. ... Read More
Soup Sisters: A Party With a Purpose

Soup Sisters: A Party With a Purpose

There was a festive table. Wine. Fresh bread. Smoked salmon mousse in waffle cones. Yet somehow it was far from a fancy affair. Although set in one of Victoria’s premier cooking schools, this was a roll-up-your-sleeves, onion-chopping, get ‘er done experience. And it was for women in need. I’m referring to Soup Sisters, a monthly ... Read More
Five Ways To Give the Gift of Good Food This Christmas

Five Ways To Give the Gift of Good Food This Christmas

Let’s face it: this time of year is about eating. Lots of eating. And while we’re stuffing our faces, it’s easy to take for granted that some people can’t afford the same luxury. That’s why this holiday season, Fernwood NRG is working to raise enough money to deliver fresh fruits and vegetables to 100 families ... Read More
Foraging for Wild Mushrooms on Vancouver Island

Foraging for Wild Mushrooms on Vancouver Island

If you haven’t explored the coastal forest in search of fungi yet, you’re missing out. Our west coast is famous for growing some of the world’s best mushrooms. I’m not a mushroom whisperer by any means, but most weekends this fall I’ve gotten out into the woods for some soul-soothing foraging. What I can tell ... Read More
Four Things to Do in Victoria During the Rainy Season

Four Things to Do in Victoria During the Rainy Season

Well, it’s official: the rainy season is here. And we all know what that means: Netflix. Lots of Netflix. While there isn’t necessarily anything wrong with spending a little extra time in sweatpants, it doesn’t hurt to get out of the house now and again. Here are four things on my to-do list now that ... Read More
Only in Victoria: The Bicycle-Powered Taco Tour

Only in Victoria: The Bicycle-Powered Taco Tour

Julie and I were rock climbing at Fleming Beach — Victoria’s best urban outdoor climbing spot, tucked away near Macaulay Point in Esquimalt — on a summer evening a couple of years ago. We hadn’t brought enough food with us, and so naturally started talking about tacos. “We should go to ALL of them!” we ... Read More