It’s that time of year again – time to wander around planning the most incredible kitchen or how you’d completely re-do your back garden. One of my favourite thing about the BC Home + Garden Show is wandering around a large indoor space while warm and dry, sitting in garden space mock-ups. This winter hasn’t been as bad as some, but by late February we’re all a bit waterlogged and sick of rain and cold. Looking at all the garden examples reminds me that one day, it will be warm again. I will actually go outside without a coat. And a hat. And wellies.
This year, the Urban Fare Cooking stage looks interesting – lots of local chefs will be up there. Re-Up BBQ on Southern cooking, Jackie Ellis from Beaucoup Bakery on dinner party desserts, Vikram Vij on modern Indian cooking, Cam McGowan from CRAFT Beer Market on cooking with beer… the full schedule is on the event site. The Vancouver Sun Gardener’s School has some good sessions too, even for apartment dwellers like us: ‘Incredible Edibles for Small Gardens’, ‘Herbs at Your Fingertips’, ‘Success for the Urban Fruit and Vegetable Gardener’.
Feel like going along to check it out? You’re in luck, I have a pair of tickets to give away.
Go forth and enter!