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Food

Getting to the Core of the Lower Mainland’s Growing Cider Industry

When non-cider drinkers think of cider, they picture smuggling Growers into the basement at family dinners to indulge in the may-as-well-be-juice, entry-level alcohol. But cider has been growing in popularity as a bright, sweet, summer drink and alternative to beer. The first annual Fraser Valley Cider Fest turned skeptics into apple appreciators with its stellar…

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Features

New restaurant to fill spaces in Abbotsford’s class gaps: Abby Eats Café will allow patrons to “pay what they can”

It’s an old trope: a bumbling restaurant patron discovers they can’t afford their meal, and, after a big commotion, they work off their debt by washing dishes and serving customers. In the real, less comedic world where everyone needs food but not everyone has the means to get it, this sort of system would have…

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Community

’Tis the season to shop the markets

You may not be decking your halls just yet, but for hundreds of local artists and vendors in the Fraser Valley the Christmas craft season is here. These markets bring together everything, from food and ingredients to ornaments and kids’ clothes, in one place for the season. From now until mid-December you can find these…

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Food

Spice Train ot Scoville: Hot Smoke Salsa

By Joel Smart This easy-to-make tomato salsa is easily tailored to your preferred heat and taste. Even for a novice it can be made in less than an hour, and the results will make you wonder why you ever bothered buying pre-made salsa before. Don’t be afraid to let the veggies get pretty dark under…

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Food

Curly Kale Eatery is all local

By Sasha Moedt When Curly Kale Eatery chef Mike Slanzi was given notice by city officials to leave his location at Chilliwack’s The Local Harvest Market, it was a scramble. “The building wasn’t built to commercial code, so the city came down on them,” Slanzi explained. He’d worked in that space for nearly a year…

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Food

The business of burning mouths: Inside the mind behind the hottest hot sauce in town

Spice Train to Scoville If you’ve ever visited the Abbotsford farmers’ market, you’ve probably stumbled across an unassuming booth called Big Mac’s Gourmet Specialties. Behind the table you’ll meet a hot pepper farmer named Mac MacDonald who creates some seriously special sauces: spicy jams, jellies, and hot sauces that pack a punch you won’t soon…

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