Recipes

Experience the taste Wine Country in your kitchen at home. Enjoy our recipe section in each issue of Food & Wine Trails featuring some of Wine Country's most incredible Chefs - many of whom of course utilize seasonal, local bounty. Our mantra at Food & Wine Trails follows many of our local culinary leader's philosophies: EAT local - SUPPORT your local farmer and COOK seasonally if possible. Bon Appetit!

Applewood Smoked Okanagan Rainbow Trout 

Published on February 27, 2014

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Applewood Smoked Okanagan Rainbow Trout   “I made this delicious dish with local rainbow trout and it was divine” Chef Rob Cordonier, Hillside Bistro at Hillside Winery, ...


A Celebration of Apples & Kale

Published on February 27, 2014

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Thankfully super star veggie Kale continues to stay on the hit list for favorite food trends this year. With its super blast of vitamins jammed into its every bite of leafy goodness, I try to eat a...


Recipe: Pan Seared Venison Steaks

Published on February 27, 2014

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Pan Seared Venison Steaks with Cannery Brewery Blackberry Porter Cream Reduction Recipe by Jordan Ash, Executive Chef/Owner Flambe Catering Ingredients: 1 lb thinly sliced venison loin s...


The Jam Goddess - Irene Ens - Meyer Lemon Marmalade

Published on February 25, 2014

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Meyer Lemons are the hybrid of a lemon and an orange and taste more like orange than lemon.  Once rare, most large grocery stores now carry them.  I have noticed two kinds – one tha...


Covert Farms Winter Beet Salad with Hazelnuts

Published on February 25, 2014

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Covert Farms Winter Beet Salad with Hazelnuts Ingredients: 1 lb Covert Farms Red Ace beets ½ cup covert farms hazelnuts 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar ...


Duck Confit with White Bean Cassoulet

Published on December 6, 2013

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Chef AK Campbell Naramata Heritage inn Duck Confit is the ultimate comfort food and makes for a rich and elegant meal on a cold winter’s night.  This is a three day preparation, bu...


FALL RECIPE BOOK - Smoked ‘n’ Rolled Chicken with Grilled Caesar

Published on September 23, 2013

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FALL RECIPE BOOK - Smoked ‘n’ Rolled Chicken with Grilled Caesar - Chef Trevor Mayhew, Barrel Top Grill, Little Straw Winery Ingredients 100g *Carmelis plain chevry (goat chee...


FALL RECIPE BOOK - Warm Bacon, Chanterelle, and Potato Salad

Published on September 23, 2013

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Warm Bacon, Chanterelle, and Potato Salad - Bill Jones, Author of The Deerholme Mushroom Book: From Foraging to Feasting If you love mushrooms, you must have this delicious book.  Awar...


Summer Cocktails

Published on May 28, 2013

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Apricot Brandy Crusta I know summer is around the corner when the fruit trees in my garden burst into bloom.  First is the apricot, then the cherry, plum and finally the two apple trees.&n...


The Jam Goddess Recipe - Two Cups of Rhubarb Jam with Honey & Rosemary

Published on May 27, 2013

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Who does not remember sitting on the porch on summer evenings, dipping a stalk of rhubarb into a bowl of sugar?  I suppose there are people who don’t like rhubarb, but I don’t know...