July 23, 2007 | Tips from Us >
Kelowna, Farms & Markets
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When I was a kid growing up in a big city I was fortunate enough to have neighbours who had berry bushes in their backyard. This time of year I would feast on these as far as my scrony little arms could reach through the fence. This weekend this was not the case. Had some friends visiting and fruit picking was on the order bill. Let me tell you that the little kid in me was thrilled going up and down the rows of raspberry bushes unfettered plucking ripe berries, a few to the bucket and one for the tummy :D At the end of it all I ended up with 4 times more then what I would dare buy at a store for what cost me a few bucks and reliving some great childhood memories. I see lots of fresh raspberries in my cereal, salads and anything else I can think off.
If you are in Kelowna and looking to pick fresh fruit, my friends and I just dropped in at the Visitor Centre on the day @ 544 Harvey Ave and the staff there took care of us and pointed us in the right direction.
For an idea of what you can pick when you are here check out the blossom and harvest page
July 16, 2007 | Tips from Us >
Surrey, Beaches & Swimming
My boyfriend and I spent a lovely evening after work down at Crescent Beach in South Surrey. It is one of our favourite ocean spots that is never overly crowded (although it does get quite busy on hot summer days). We started our evening with some fresh cod and chips to go from The Fish Net which we carried on a short walk to the beach and ate while sitting on a park bench overlooking the ocean. We then headed back into the small community of Crescent Beach and bought a couple of ice cream cones from Mario’s Gelato. Their liquorice ice cream was black, rich and delicious! My boyfriend tried some banana gelato and really enjoyed it.
We then headed back to the beach and walked along the ocean down to Blackie Spit Park and watched the dogs swimming in the off leash area. This is the only area where dogs are allowed during the summer months. We searched the beach for unique seashells and found quite a few. The waters were busy with sailboats and pleasure boats and even a few skidoos. Overall, it was a relaxing enjoyable evening with a lovely sunset at the end of our night. We will be back!