(Girl Guides of Canada)

You can now buy Girl Guide cookies online for $5 a box

Pandemic means that girls have not been able to sell cookies in person

(Girl Guides of Canada)
Explore BC IPA, a new limited-edition craft beer, inspires British Columbians to discover their own province along BC’s ale trails. BC Ale Trail photo.

Discover British Columbia this fall … via the Explore BC IPA!

Destination BC brews up partnership with BC Ale Trail and 6 BC breweries for the Explore BC IPA

Explore BC IPA, a new limited-edition craft beer, inspires British Columbians to discover their own province along BC’s ale trails. BC Ale Trail photo.
This event, which pays homage to Langley’s historic apples and orchards, has had to move online this year. Find out more about what’s in store. Online events kick off this weekend. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Newly revamped Heritage Apple Day features fruit photo contest

For 15 years, even amid storms, Langley hosts apple-centric party at Derby Reach – but not in 2020

This event, which pays homage to Langley’s historic apples and orchards, has had to move online this year. Find out more about what’s in store. Online events kick off this weekend. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Email your cooking questions to Chef Dez at dez@chefdez.com.

ON COOKING – Umami: The fifth taste

Chef Dez explains encourages people to stop and savour their meal with all their senses heightened

  • Aug 31, 2020
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Glass House Estate Winery. Miranda Gathercole/Langley Times.
Glass House Estate Winery. Miranda Gathercole/Langley Times.
FoodMesh, a food waste recovery pilot project started in Chilliwack, with one of the participants, Don Armstrong, Chilliwack Food Bank co-ordinator, photographed on Feb. 22, 2019. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)

FoodMesh taking its emergency food recovery project nationwide

Pilot project in Chilliwack helped show that food surpluses could be diverted to charities in need

FoodMesh, a food waste recovery pilot project started in Chilliwack, with one of the participants, Don Armstrong, Chilliwack Food Bank co-ordinator, photographed on Feb. 22, 2019. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Cedar-grilled corn and red onion salsa is seen in this April 6, 2010 photo. Health authorities are warning consumers in Central and Western to avoid eating red onions imported from the U.S. that have been linked to a Salmonella outbreak. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Larry Crowe

Onions may be in short supply as U.S. grower expands recall: expert

Agency says there are 120 confirmed cases in Canada, including 56 in Alberta, 43 in British Columbia

Cedar-grilled corn and red onion salsa is seen in this April 6, 2010 photo. Health authorities are warning consumers in Central and Western to avoid eating red onions imported from the U.S. that have been linked to a Salmonella outbreak. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Larry Crowe
Add spices when mixing and be sure to top off with tzatziki, lettuce, and tomato to make this burger irresistible. (Chef Dez/Special to Black Press Media)

ON COOKING: Chef Dez shares a burger recipe to ‘die’ for

Fresh spices will leave true burger lovers (lamb or beef) begging for more

  • Aug 1, 2020
Add spices when mixing and be sure to top off with tzatziki, lettuce, and tomato to make this burger irresistible. (Chef Dez/Special to Black Press Media)
Rhonda Driediger of Langley U-Pick Driediger Farms is a BC Food Hub supporter. (Langley Advance Times files)

B.C. government partners with Plenty & Grace Co. to develop regional food hub in Surrey

The facility helps small Fraser Valley producers and processors sell goods in markets outside B.C.

Rhonda Driediger of Langley U-Pick Driediger Farms is a BC Food Hub supporter. (Langley Advance Times files)
The lineups were steady at the 2019 Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival in Abbotsford. This year’s festival is being held in June as a drive-thru event. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Fraser Valley Food Truck Festival returns this weekend

Abbotsford’s Tradex hosting a number of food trucks on Saturday and Sunday

The lineups were steady at the 2019 Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival in Abbotsford. This year’s festival is being held in June as a drive-thru event. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Ralph’s Farm Market opened its new larger operation in early 2018. (Langley Advance Times files)

Maple Ridge-based farm market buys Ralph’s market in Langley

Meridian Farm Markets takes ownership of Ralph’s in August and plans to keep the name

Ralph’s Farm Market opened its new larger operation in early 2018. (Langley Advance Times files)
VIDEO: Langley puts the word ‘truck’ in Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival

VIDEO: Langley puts the word ‘truck’ in Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival

Drive-thru format used for food truck festival at Christian Life Assembly parking lot on Saturday

VIDEO: Langley puts the word ‘truck’ in Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival
Langley Senior Resources Centre is operating a new meals-to-go program that has taken off in recent weeks, currently serving upwards of 400 meals a week. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley seniors centre new meal program takes off

When catering dried up, kitchen staff started a meals-to-go that now serves 400 hot dinners a week

Langley Senior Resources Centre is operating a new meals-to-go program that has taken off in recent weeks, currently serving upwards of 400 meals a week. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Health experts are warning people to stay away from buffet-style meals as they can contribute to the spread of COVID-19. (Pixabay)

Could the COVID-19 pandemic mean the end of the traditional buffet?

Experts are asking events and restaurants to stay away from buffet-style meals

Health experts are warning people to stay away from buffet-style meals as they can contribute to the spread of COVID-19. (Pixabay)
On March 16, 2020 the Tofitian closed its doors until further notice due to COVID-19. (Nora O’Malley/Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News)

COVID-19: B.C. restaurants can host dine-in guests again, but what will that look like?

As B.C.’s COVID-19 reopening plan enters Phase Two on Tuesday, restaurants have some challenges ahead

On March 16, 2020 the Tofitian closed its doors until further notice due to COVID-19. (Nora O’Malley/Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News)
Desert sample from Toque Catering

When long-time chef Nicholas Waters first started Toque Catering in 2013, he never expected it to take off

From a staff of five to almost 30, the Metchosin resident’s talent in the kitchen is evident

  • May 8, 2020
Desert sample from Toque Catering
(The Canadian Press)

New apps emerge amid COVID-19 to tackle gripes with popular delivery services

Instead of relying on Uber Eats, SkipTheDishes or DoorDash, restaurants are turning to new options

(The Canadian Press)
(Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry photo)

Workers at two more Lower Mainland poultry facilities test positive for COVID-19

Yarrow’s Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry and Port Coquitlam’s Sofina Foods have new cases

(Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry photo)
Email your cooking questions to Chef Dez at dez@chefdez.com.

ON COOKING: Real garlic and lemon imperative to Greek cooking

Authentic taste doesn’t come from a bottle, insists Chef Dez

  • Apr 28, 2020
Email your cooking questions to Chef Dez at dez@chefdez.com.
Cargill announced a temporary shut down of its beef plant near High River where officials in the area are dealing with over 400 cases of COVID-19 linked to the plant, including the death of a worker, in High River, Alta., Thursday, April 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘Death is so real:’ Immigrant group says meat workers afraid after plant closure

Cargill shut down its plant just north of High River, Alta., earlier this week after an outbreak of COVID-19

Cargill announced a temporary shut down of its beef plant near High River where officials in the area are dealing with over 400 cases of COVID-19 linked to the plant, including the death of a worker, in High River, Alta., Thursday, April 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh