Posts in Food and Drink

Carmelis Goat Cheese, Gelato?

I didn’t know if Carmelis goat cheese was a specific type of cheese (e.g. emental, provole) or a brand, and as it turns out it is a family owned boutique dairy. Since I’m a sucker for anything with boutique in the name—I dig the uniqueness, the stories, and the experience of such places—I had to search it out with some friends.

I first heard of Carmelis goat cheese when it came on a savory pizza at the Wild Apple Grill and haven’t been able to get it out my mind since. Their website is pretty solid, they offer tips and tricks, a product-line, tools to figure out when to drop by for a tour and of course a map. It was also on their website we learned they make gelato from their goats milk. Smooth, delicious gelato. If you’re a chocolate lover like I am, try the chocolate hazelnut gelato, pair it with good friends, a hot summer day and some classic Beatles or Quebec’s Cœur de pirate.

First Coffee of the Day

I don’t know about you, but I know about me, and there are only two for-sure constants in my life — and they aren’t those wimpy ones you think they’d be, like air or food. No, I’m talking about coffee and music. Without these things, I’m just not sure if I’d survive! Thankfully, in the last few years, Kelowna has been raking in quite a few options for both.

I was picking up coffee on my way home from work the other day and was ready for a bit of coffee adventure. Usually I’ll hit up some place downtown, as I do much of my work around there, and I hadn’t been to Second Cup since college (2004/05-ish) so I figured I’d give it a try. Lo and behold, what did this particular Second Cup—and I suppose other Second Cup’s—have on their menu but my latest flavour obsession, butter pecan, in a latte-form.

Sold.

If you’re wondering what goes well with a soy butter pecan latte, I’d recommend either Joy Division’s “These Days” or Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros’ “Janglin.”