Cilantro: A true classic

What makes a classic, classic? Is it the length and duration of time, so that is tried, tested and true? It has clearly battled the ups and downs that come with time and still remains as strong as ever. Or is it how it makes you feel? A sense of nostalgia or comfort - having been there before and knowing it will be just as good the next time...

Drizzle: The first collection of recipes

Start the New Year off on a sweet note with Drizzle! Dote first explored the delicious local goodness of Drizzle honey in our Spring/Summer 2017 issue, where we chatted with founder and queen bee Aja Horsley about the importance of sustainability in beekeeping, supporting Canadian beekeepers, and the incredible health benefits of raw,...

Pumpkin Spice – Wellthy Swaps

There are a few things synonymous with fall; crisp golden leaves blanketing the ground, oversized scarves (it’s time to bring out that fall wardrobe), and of course pumpkin spice. Ok, maybe there are a few others, but those are obviously the most notable. As the air becomes crisper and the days shorter, warming foods and hearty dishes are the...

Paleo Chocolates Recipe

This is a post about new beginnings, food intolerance, and flower petals on chocolate.  Ah, gourmet chocolates... that divine little gift we give our lovers, our dinner hosts, even ourselves once in a while (for self-care purposes, of course). We would never turn up our noses at a Hershey's bar or a bowl of chocolate ice cream --...

Christmas Superfoods

Christmas has always been my favorite holiday: the joy of giving a present and seeing someone's face light up, the generous man who buys a homeless stranger a pair of boots in the blistering cold, the woman who takes her children to the soup kitchen to show them the true meaning of Christmas, the over zealous coffee barista who makes extra...

Tartines 5 Ways

Tartines, the French answer to open-faced sandwiches, are a perfect quick lunch for the busy boss babe, and a charming appetizer at any dinner party. They're elegant but unpretentious, effortless but impressive. It's a simple formula: lightly toasted bread and whatever toppings your heart desires (or whatever you have around the house!). You set...

Summer Pops!

There is nothing better on a sunny summer day than a perfectly frozen homemade popsicle, and with a little bit of creativity and prep, you can make these icy treats super healthy and adorable. Here are a few simple steps to get you started. MoldsWe built our popsicles in a few different molds; a large cocktail ice cube tray, a small ice...

Seasonal Depression Food

I’m not sure if it was the allure of the snow-capped mountains and prospect of new beginnings in Canada or the fact that my current husband had placed a love spell on me, but I found myself moving away from the southern United States and into the frigid climate of Calgary back in 2007.  As my first winter approached I realized I had gotten...

PLENTY of Local Dinner Inspiration

We’re excited to share some beautiful images today from some friends out West. Inspired by the richness of local agriculture, and set in the mossy woodlands of Cobble Hill, this dinner shoot brought together an amazing collection of Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands artisanal vendors. PLENTY was designed by Highberry Dew...