May 2016 archive

25 BEST EATS IN VICTORIA

Victoria is blessed with a wealth of small, independent restaurants, creative chefs, beautiful bakers, bold butchers and cheesemakers — in short, a food scene that’s vibrant and growing organically every day, literally from the ground up.  Read more…

SAVOURY COCKTAILS TO TRY NOW

One needs look no further than the quintessential Canadian cocktail, the Caesar, for the perfect example of a savoury cocktail. But from smoky to herbal to vegetal, more foodie flavours are entering the bartender lexicon. Read more…

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PORT RENFREW: OUTPOST OF COOL

When you need to get away, really away, then wild and wondrous Port Renfrew surrounds you with forest, sea and as much serenity as you can handle. Join YAM on a getaway along a twisting ribbon of West Coast Highway, just two hours northwest of Victoria.  Read more…

HOME TOUR: INTO THE WOODS

With great respect for the forest, this couple built their home on Denman Island, creating an eminently livable work of art. Designer Etienne de Villiers calls it a modern home that will stand the test of time to become an enduring classic.  Read more…

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LIFE LESSONS WE CAN ALL LEARN FROM MOMS

With Mother’s Day approaching, YAM talks to four inspiring moms who have each experienced their own struggles and joys. They share their profound life lessons about unconditional love, and how they learned to let go and trust that voice of inner wisdom.  Read more…

Squid Salad with Roasted Rice-feature

DISCOVER HUMBOLDT SQUID: SQUID SALAD WITH ROASTED RICE

Squid typically appeals to more adventurous eaters in North America. Besides pub-style calamari, this preparation is a gateway dish: forgo the tentacles (first time around) if you think they look too intimidating in a salad. The roasted rice adds a nutty flavour and great texture—and a guessing game with your guests. Want more seafood recipes […] Read more…

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OCEAN WISE COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY

Together with Whitecap Books, we’re giving away a copy The Ocean Wise Cook Book 2, created by Jane Mundy with the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program. It features recipes from chefs across Canada, including Warren Barr of Vancouver Island’s Wickaninnish Inn. With recipes for 40 species of seafood, from oysters to octopus and from pink salmon […] Read more…

HOUSE TOUR: SMALL SPACE, AMPLIFIED STYLE

Beyond its undeniable stylishness, one of the most striking aspects of Jody and David Adelman’s new townhouse is how they’ve optimized the space. Smart modern design, perfect furniture picks and sleek custom built-ins mean this couple can live large in their small-scale home.  Read more…

DISCOVER HUMBOLDT SQUID: A TASTE OF THE DEEP

This “monster of the deep” and darling of sustainability-minded chefs is popping up on menus across the country. Unlike the ubiquitous baby squid imported from Asia, this eco-friendly option — found in B.C. waters — offers a fresh clean taste of the ocean.  Read more…