Category Archives: Kelowna

CD Release: The Written Years

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Vancouver’s The Written Years have just released their self-titled full length album on January 28th. Because of this, the band is setting out to showcase their work, which encapsulates youthful nostalgia, while leaving your heart inspired. Recently, those fond of music gathered at Fernando’s Pub in Kelowna last night to hear this three-piece indie rock group play alongside two local bands: The Dragstrip Devils and Cloud Merchants.

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Big White

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I don’t contribute for the Kelowna page of this blog but I just got back from an amazing New Years trip at Big White, so I thought I would share. When I say “I just got back” I mean that I have obviously been back for almost a month… but January is a really busy time of year for me so it feels like I just got back ;) Continue reading

We have THE DEALS This Boxing Day

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Happy holidays! We hope you are enjoying the best day of the year as much as we are! There’s nothing better than a day with family and close friends, doing nothing but eating, drinking, giving, and receiving gifts!

Well, if one of those gifts happened to be a Spareparts gift card or an envelop full of money, tomorrow is the day to use it because we have some incredible boxing day sales happening at Spareparts this year! Below is a small sample of THE DEALS you’ll find at our boxing day sale tomorrow! (Come early to ensure best selection!)

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Vegan Comfort Food: Beet Stroganoff

When the leaves turn yellow and we seem to want to do everything a bit cozier: we layer on sweaters and snuggle up with blankets while reading or catching up on our TV shows. Likewise, a big jar of cold brew gets swapped out for chai concentrate and crunchy salads get swapped out for soups and stews and other warm bowls.

Early fall is the perfect time to make use of the abundance of vegetables that are fresh from the harvest and especially the root vegetables just popped fresh from the ground. The earthy flavours in beets are especially fall-like.

Faced with an abundance of beets from our friend’s farm, we got to work brainstorming a way to integrate them into a comfort food dish. Always a sucker for a good pun and a nice cream sauce, we settled on “Beet Stroganoff”: shredded beets with an herbed dairy-free cream sauce with a hint of lemon served over noodles. It’s a take on a traditional stroganoff(which uses sour cream and dill), but we had these ingredients on hand so we used ‘em! It’s a great way to add to your veggie intake for the day. It was pretty delicious, fresh, and quick to cook. Recipe after the jump:
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