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Chef’s Recipe: Vegetable Couscous Salad

Start your new year meal planning with a healthy recipe that makes a great main dish for lunch, or side dish to accompany dinne...
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Shopping Inspiration: Local Sea Salt for Kitchen & Bath

The Seed & Gift Store is a proud supplier of locally owned and operated SaltWest Naturals. These sea salts, sustainably sourced...
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Seasonal Shopping Inspiration

Our Seed & Gift Store has a large variety of products to inspire your holiday shopping for the perfect gift. Wrendale Designs f...
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Chef’s Recipes: From Our Kitchen to Yours

Saanich Peninsula Ham Hock Croquette Photo by @see_jay91 Ingredients US Metric Butter 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp 20 g ...
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An Update on The Butchart Gardens Christmas Display

By Bruce Watson, Director of Arts & Entertainment From Christmas trees, lights and parties to visits from family and friends, ...
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Chef’s Recipes: Pecan Tart Recipe

The ideal balance of savoury and sweet, these pecan tarts featured on our autumn High Tea menu are easy to make at home. They p...
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Shopping Inspiration: Accessorize for Autumn

Just like that autumn is upon us. Is your wardrobe ready? Instead of purchasing new outfits, consider Susan Ellington's locally...
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The Secrets Behind a Butchart Gardens Wedding

The Butchart Gardens provides visitors with beautiful gardens, genuine hospitality and award-winning dining. In addition, we ar...
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Summer Shopping Inspiration: Art by Kevin Mackenzie

Kevin’s one-of-a-kind pieces reflect his ability to capture the essence of each creature he creates. He began his artistic pat...
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Chef’s Recipes: Chocolate Tart and Cauliflower Parmesan Risotto

Summer means delicious food created with local ingredients. We hope these recipes provide you with inspiration for your summer ...
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3 Hour Visit Itinerary

Giving yourself three hours to experience The Butchart Gardens will allow you to see the sights, savour a culinary experience a...
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2 Hour Visit Itinerary

Giving yourself two hours to experience The Butchart Gardens will allow you to see the sights and perhaps stop for a little sho...