Lara McCormack

The fresh taste of spring: the fabulous frittata

Spring is that time of year where my tastebuds come alive craving the greenness of young spinach, the crunch of asparagus

From Scratch: Why do we LOVE chocolate?

There are thousands of recipes out there for chocolate, but this one is my favourite, all-time chocolate go-to recipe!

From Scratch: Winter holiday breakfast with a twist

For so many of us, when it comes to the Christmas holidays, we are so exhausted that we find it hard to get out of bed.

From Scratch: A simply majestic night with renowned gourmet Nigella

he idea began with “maybe we can take a break this November, drive to Vancouver with the kids

From Scratch: J2 Ranch: quality local beef in a spectacular setting

Driving into J2 Ranch off Highway 93/95 is pretty nondescript until you come around the bend and it is an awe-filled moment!

From Scratch: Let’s celebrate Food Day Canada on August 1st

This day is a full-on celebration for Canadians to praise our local farmers, chefs, researchers and, above all, the home cook.

From Scratch: Summer cooking is just around the corner

Summer is finally around the corner and our food palate is about to get a whole lot fresher and more local.

From Scratch: Baking is a precise science

In my business, people are always asking us “how do you get your cakes…cookies… always look, taste so good and consistent?”

From Scratch: A springtime full of eggs

You can make the recipe below a day ahead and serve it at room temperature, or reheat it in the oven.

From Scratch: Hot, sour, salty, sweet and bitter… a love affair with Thai food

The following recipe is not only one of the most famous Thai dishes, but also one of the easiest and most delicious!

From Scratch: Finding your passion…in the kitchen!

I often find myself in the kitchen when I am happy, content and wanting to make others feel the way I do.

From Scratch: What to do with all the leftovers?

Boxing Day arrives and you are left with a fridge full of turkey dinner leftovers.

From Scratch: Tasty treats From Scratch to ease your Christmas troubles

Food is comforting: We have all had our ups and downs this year.

LIFESTYLES: FROM SCRATCH Warm up this winter… with soup!

I turn to soup to satisfy the flavours I crave. Today I have chosen kale.

An Ode to the Pumpkin

Pumpkins just recently emerged on the culinary scene as they are great for taking on other flavours


For so many of us, Thanksgiving is about getting out of town, being surrounded with family and friends while cooking up a storm.

From Scratch: How to eat your way through the Valley

There is much more to be explored and appreciated around this gorgeous place we call home... the list can go on!

From Scratch: Let’s Celebrate Food Day Canada: August 2nd

Warm Okanagan lavender flower crepes with icewine butter sauce

From Scratch: Time to look forward to more ‘Meatless Mondays’?

It’s time to play in the kitchen with recipes that include lentils, tofu, beans and rice.

From Scratch: The tantalizing taste of citrus in winter

I take this time to enjoy citrus season by making homemade lemonade, marmalade and citrus-inspired dishes like Moroccan chicken.