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25 Sep, 2013

Heritage Apple Day

Categories: Agritourism, Heritage & Culture, Wine & Food

Apple trees have a long history in Langley, dating back to the 1,800’s.  In Derby Reach Regional Park, these tasty trees teach us about our rural past, as well as the settlement history of the Fraser Valley.  Domestic apples appeared in the Pacific Northwest along with early settlement.  The stock now located in Derby Reach was probably brought by Hudson’s Bay Company workers from their original planting spot in Fort Vancouver (now Vancouver, Washington) in 1827 or 1828.

10 Sep, 2013

BBQ on the Bypass

Categories: Activities & Recreation, Wine & Food

When the sun is shining and the skies are blue it means that it’s time to bring out the Barbeque. Grab the family and indulge in a variety of BBQ chicken, brisket, ribs, pork, and pretty much anything else you can BBQ at the 8th annual BBQ on the Bypass.  Every year people from all over come and enjoy what this event has to offer with a variety of fun entertainment to delectable food.

03 Sep, 2013

Canning Ahead

Categories: Agritourism, Wine & Food

What’s old is new again…canning and preserving is the new black.  I don’t know how or when it happened but real food is making a comeback.  I don’t care how it got here, I am just glad it arrived.  You can see it in the faces of the people that shop at the local farmers market – they eye up the produce, find inspiration and mentally process the endless possibilities, it is so much fun to watch.

07 Aug, 2013

Bard in the Vineyard – A Perfect Pairing

Categories: Activities & Recreation, Heritage & Culture, Wine & Food

When a local drama group partners with a local vineyard for an alfresco production of Shakespeare you get – Bard in the Vineyard. Over a couple weekends in late July, Township 7′s picturesque south Langley vineyard was the stage for Bard in the Valley’s performance of ‘The Comedy of Errors’.

12 Jun, 2013

Endless Farm Fresh Choices

Categories: Activities & Recreation, Agritourism, Heritage & Culture, Itineraries, Shopping & Services, Wine & Food

June is here, the sun in shining (okay well it was), markets are open, and our local berries are ripe for the picking! This means that Langley’s Circle Farm Tour is in full swing! All stops on the 2013 tour are now open for business which means that you can finally head out to the berry farms and pick that juicy ripe fruit directly from the fields. Strawberries have arrived, and it’s only time before the rest of our favourite local berries can be picked up, farm fresh.

15 May, 2013

Open for the Season: Farmer’s Markets

Categories: Activities & Recreation, Agritourism, Shopping & Services, Wine & Food

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year”…that is the song that has been going around in my head lately.  Yes, I realize it is not Christmas or back to school but it IS one week until the opening day of the Langley Community Farmers Market and that is a little like Christmas to me!  If you have not had a chance to visit a Farmer’s Market in previous years, you are absolutely missing out!  Every Wednesday from 2:00 – 6:00pm in the Courtyard of Kwantlen Polytechnic University, you will find more than 30 vendors that “Make it, Bake it or Grow it”.  Or spend your Saturday’s strolling through the garden of the Bedford House Restaurant in Fort Langley while browsing the tents of the Fort Langley Village Farmers’ Market, which takes place from 10am – 3pm and includes another great array of market vendors.  The newest market to the area is Milner Village Market located at the Milner Village Garden Centre also on Saturday’s starting June 1st from 10am – 3pm.

08 May, 2013

My Perfect Weekend

Categories: Activities & Recreation, Heritage & Culture, Itineraries, Shopping & Services, Wine & Food

The weather this past weekend could not have been more co-operative for writing about a Perfect Weekend.  Now of course one person’s perfect weekend may not be another’s but when I travel I love to read about personal experiences, especially from a local’s perspective.  As I have mentioned on this blog before, I was born and raised in Langley. I have watched it change and grow, and this year seemed like an appropriate time to reflect a bit on my home town.  I have a birthday coming up that may or may not start with a 4 and end with an 0.  So with that I thought I would share with you what my perfect weekend in Langley would include and maybe take a little trip or two down memory lane while we are at it.

30 Apr, 2013

Celebrating our Mothers

Categories: Activities & Recreation, Agritourism, Heritage & Culture, Shopping & Services, Wine & Food

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and just in case you haven’t already, mark your calendar for the second Sunday in May – this year, May 12th.   Now, not everyone is a Mother but the day is also a day to celebrate and honor motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers.  Some of us may have gained a new Mom through marriage or have a motherly, nurturing person that influences our lives.  I am a Mom to two great kids that make my life more interesting and fun than I could have ever imagined.  I have also gained four “part time” sons as a billet family for the Langley Rivermen.  I am also fortunate to have a Mom and Mom in law that are there to help whenever I need it.

05 Mar, 2013

A Tour Through Vietnam

Category: Wine & Food

Lately I’ve been finding it hard to come up with anything interesting to cook up for dinner during the week.  I tend to stick with the tried and true favourites and rarely do I experiment with new ingredients, spices or flavours.  A great way to learn some new skills in the kitchen and satisfy all the hungry stomachs at your dinner table is to take part in a local cooking class.  Awhile ago I attended a class with my colleagues, and I think it just may be time to book myself another one!

27 Feb, 2013

Langley Wine Tour

Categories: Agritourism, Wine & Food

You don’t have to ask me twice to join a wine tour through Langley.  A few weeks ago it was parents’ weekend for the Langley Rivermen.  For the past four years we have been a billet family for our local Junior A hockey team, the team recruits players from Canada and the USA and those players need a home away from home during hockey season.  It has been a great experience and part of that is meeting the families of these great young men that call our home, well home for part of the year.  After the parents’ breakfast Saturday morning our billets parents asked about what they could do for the rest of the day, they were thinking of heading into Vancouver to see some sights.  Taylor Henderson, the Director of Operations for the Langley Rivermen heard the question and suggested they tour some of Langley’s wineries.  Now what kind of host would I be if I didn’t offer to go along with them?  Clearly Taylor was thinking the same thing and it took less than a minute for each of us to let our spouses know we were off to play tour guide.