Posts tagged Kamloops
Posts tagged Kamloops
Happy Sunday, everybody! According to The Noble Pig Brewhouse’ facebook page, they will be debuting a new Spring menu on Monday, April 14th. I’d wager the new menu will be anything but ordinary. I’m greatly looking forward to checking out their culinary creations!
The Noble Pig will be open on Monday to Thursday from 11:30am - 11pm, Friday and Saturday from 11:30am - Midnight, Sundays from 3pm - 10pm (closed April 13th for staff training). They are located in downtown Kamloops at 650 Victoria St.
The illustration above is taken from an advertisement inside the “Cook Book: Recipes Tested and Tried, Collected by the Ladies Auxiliary of the YMCA, Woodstock, Ont.” (1909) https://archive.org/details/cookbookrecipest00ymca
I’ve been very excited to tell you all about my day at the Sikh Gurudwara, or Temple, at 1345 Ord Road in North Kamloops this past Sunday. My friend and co-worker invited me to check out the preparation of the meal offered every Sunday - everyone is welcome. Vegetarian fare is made from scratch in a beautiful, sparkly industrial-sized kitchen. This Sunday saw a standard meal of a potato and pea vegetarian entree, chapathi flat bread, buttermilk side dish, green salad and rice pudding - all delicious and very healthful. I had great fun helping in my bumbling manner and was thrilled to be able to snap a few photographs. The service I attended after the food prep was a balm to my soul. The music especially was some of the best I’ve ever heard with live tabla (drum), baja (harmonium) and singing. Immediately following the approx hour-long service was the serving of that scrumptious food mentioned earlier.
Do you have a Sikh friend or co-worker? Ask them if you can accompany them next week for the Vasaikhi festival (April 13th) - I’m told the after-service feast will be epic! You won’t be recquired to help prepare the meal; it just so happens I quite enjoy large-scale food preparation and was invited by my friend to participate in the food prep. I hope you enjoy the pictures and that you’ll have the opportunity to share some fellowship with Kamloops’ Sikh community. I’m so happy I did and look forward to a return visit.
It is Easter Bake Sale season (2014) again in Kamloops. Here’s the rundown:
April 5 (Sat), 10am - 12pm: Ukrainian Women’s Association Easter Bake Sale at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, located at 1044 8th St. FMI call Donna at 250-376-0581. (Catch the #3 Westsyde bus)
April 12 (Sat), 8am - 11am: Fraternal Order of the Eagles Ladies Auxiliary Bazaar and Bake Sale, located at Eagle Hall, 755 Tranquille Rd. FMI or table rental call Janet at 250-376-1370. (Catch the #1 Tranquille bus)
April 12 (Sat), 10am - 12pm: Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League Easter Bread and Bake Sale. Location: Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 109 Tranquille Road. (Catch the #1 Tranquille or #2 Parkcrest bus)
The above photo is my own from the Ukrainian Women’s Bake Sale of 2013.
Book Sale Alert!
Barb’s Used Book and Music Sale starts Saturday April 5th until Saturday April 19th. Hours of the sale will be Monday to Saturday 9:30am - 5:00pm and Sundays from Noon to 5:00pm. Admission is free and most items are only $2. Donate your old books, if you’d like (unless they are textbooks, encyclopaedias, Reader’s Digest condensed books or magazines - we’re talking the usual pariahs of the book sale circuit).
The location of the book sale is at Aberdeen Court, 1150 Hillside Drive. Aberdeen Court is a hop-skip-and-a-jump away from the Aberdeen Mall. Both the #4 and #7 buses will drop you at or near the mall. Here is a map link: https://www.google.ca/maps/place/1150+Hillside+Drfirstname.lastname@example.org,-120.3703387,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x537e2c655de09a0f:0x56f9f534599c2071
See you there! I’ll be elbowing my way to the cookbook, sheet music and classic literature tables.
The above photograph by Tiia Monto hails from Finland, but you’ll find the book sale here in Kamloops looks very similar. You might even be able to find a Finnish book or two! http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jyv%C3%A4skyl%C3%A4_-_book_sale.jpg?uselang=en-gb
Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge Society - Antique and Estate Sale
Saturday, April 12th, 2014, 10:00am (Kijiji ad states 10:30am) - 3:00pm
Hot Dog Concession
Visit with the Donkeys!
Location: 1125 Ptarmigan Road, Turtle Valley between Chase and Sorrento, BC.
For more information, call 250-679-2778 or email email@example.com
For driving instructions: http://www.turtlevalleydonkeyrefuge.com/location
The above illustration/engraving is titled “Die Esel auf Reisen” (1860) by Gustav Süs. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gustav_S%C3%BCs_Geschichten_-_Die_Esel_auf_Reisen.jpg?uselang=en-gb
Hi All. I’ve got two locations to watch for future (possibly food-related) development:
The first is the former site of the Cloudy Coffee and Convenience Store in the food court of the Sprott Shaw building, located at #101C 340 Victoria Street. It has recently been leased, according to the sign.
Secondly, the building at 355 Lansdowne St (formerly Rivers Night Club) no longer has a “For Lease” sign posted. I’ve also peered into the window and have seen more activity inside than the recent year put together. This space does have a kitchen. Hopefully it will be once again put to good and tasty use.
I’ll be keeping my eye on these locations in the next while. I will update when new information reveals itself.
Cooper’s Foods Brocklehurst - Store Flyer (Friday March 28 - Thursday April 3, 2014)
Here is a scanned flyer, found in-store at the Cooper’s Foods in the Tranquille Shopping Centre, Brocklehurst neighbourhood in Kamloops. I was thrilled to make a trip there today. Here’s what I spied with my little eye:
I saw 1.5 Litre containers of plain yogurt for $6.99 by the giant cans of ghee in the near/back corner. Also saw bottles of sweet ‘n’ complex Rooh Afza syrup for under $5 in the South Asian aisles. What else did I spy? If you’re looking to bulk up your dry goods pantry, peruse the pickles, available in a great variety of types, also in the South Asian aisles (was most curious about the gooseberry pickle).
Cooper’s Foods Brocklehurst is located at #38 - 1800 Tranquille Road. This well-stocked grocery store is open 7 days of the week from 8am - 9pm. To inquire about holiday hours, please call Guest Services at 250-376-5757. Catch the #1 Bus Tranquille there and back from the main terminal on North Shore and South Shore.
Speaking of the Tranquille Shopping Centre, I noticed that Farros Greek/Italian restaurant is now open for business. While it appeared closed today (Sunday), there was someone inside working busily. Looks very tidy inside with a bright open kitchen.
What did you all spy with your little eyes this weekend?
The Kamloops Community Band
"No Sugar Added"
Thursday, April 3rd at Southwest Community Baptist Church (700 Hugh Allan Drive)
6:30pm: Doors Open
7:00pm: Refreshments (Diabetic-friendly yet delicious)
7:30pm: Music (feat. Kamloops Community Band, Desert Sounds Harmony Chorus, Mostly A-Cappella)
Musical Selections range from Scott Joplin to Gustav Holst
Raffle draw to be held for over $1000 in prizes.
Tickets: Adults $15, Students/Seniors (65+) $10, Children under 5 free. To purchase contact Sam (778-471-0887, firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kasahra (250-571-2445, Kasahra.Atkins@shaw.ca)
Concert is in honour of founding director of the Kamloops Community Band, Mr. Dick Dickens. All proceeds to the Canadian Diabetes Association
The above illustration is from “Musica getutscht vnd auszgezoge durch Sebastianu Virdung” (1511) https://archive.org/details/musicagetutschtv00vird
Miniature kitchen on display at Kelly’s Kaboose - The Railroad Store in downtown Kamloops.
International Days March 11 - 14, 2014
Hello, everybody. I write this sheepishly, as most of International Days, or IDays 2014 has passed me by. One must not despair, however. There is still one day left to celebrate the international spirit at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops.
Here is a schedule I’ve jotted down for this final day. Most events are free, but if possible, bring some cash for the food events and vendors. For the most accurate times/places, please visit http://www.tru.ca/internationaldays.html
March 14th, 2014 IDays Schedule
10am - 1:00pm: Métis artist Dennis Weber displays paintings. Location, Old Main Art Gallery Foyer.
11am - 2:00pm: Various Vendors. Location, Old Main Student Street.
11am - 2:00pm: A Taste of Russia. Location, Campus Activity Centre Terrace Cafeteria. *classic beef stroganoff, egg noodles, braised red cabbage* (prices to be posted/announced at Taste of Russia in Terrace Caf)
1:00pm - 4:00pm: Inuit artist Eric Lester displays soap stone carving. Location, Old Main Art Gallery Foyer.
2:45pm - 3:00pm: International Flag Parade. Route starts at Campus Activity Centre to TRU Gymnasium.
3:00pm - 8:30pm: International Showcase, Fashion Show and *Food Fair*. Location, TRU Gymnasium. Food vouchers are $5, drink vouchers are $1, available at the door to the gym.
8:30pm - 10:00pm: Vancouver Playback Theatre Performance. Location, Clock Tower Alumni Theatre.
Well folks, there you have it. A full day of fun celebrating the different cultures that make this city so outstanding!
Transit tip: As most roads lead to Rome, so do most buses stop at the University, namely the #4, #5, #7, #9 and #10.
Hi y’all. The other day I headed over to the Brock Shopping Centre on the North Shore of Kamloops. After scoping out the opening-soon Farros Greek/Italian eatery, Cooper’s Foods was next on my “to do” list. I was delighted to discover a large South Asian grocery section, including spices, teas, confections, legumes, snacks, ghee (in large paint-container sizes!), pastries and tonnes more.
I picked up a 2lb bag of chickpea flour and the above box of “Kitchen King” spice mix (spices include coriander, cumin, chilli, turmeric, black peppper, cloves, fenugreek leaves, salt, nutmeg, dry ginger, cardamom seeds, fennel, caraway, mustard, garlic flakes, onion flakes, mace, cardamom green, asafoetida, musk melon). The spice mix was approx $1.50. Much cheaper than buying these spices separately. I look forward to concocting a dish with this combo. Plans for the chickpea flour include besan barfi “fudge”. My co-worker brings this sweet treat to work for me sometimes. Now is my chance to try making it for myself! The flour cost me approx $2.50 for a two-pound bag. I’ve also included a scan of this week’s (almost over) flyer, available only in-store.
I will definitely venture out to Brock more often to take advantage of the excellent selection of South Asian groceries. If you’re a transit fan like me, you can hop on the #1 Tranquille from the downtown Kamloops exchange. If you time it right, you can even ride back home for free with a transfer. For more information on transfers and fares: http://www.busonline.ca/regions/kam/fares/default.cfm
Greek • Italian
Take Out and Delivery
10-1800 Tranquille Road (Brock Shopping Centre)
One of my fave co-workers mentioned she’d seen a new Greek/Italian place in the process of opening at the Brock Shopping Centre on the North Shore of Kamloops. I was crazy curious, so hopped on the #1 Tranquille route bus today. Sure enough, there is Farros, plunked right into the former location of Big’s Awesome Pizza and formerly formerly Yaki Joe’s 2 for 1 Pizza.
Farros is still in the renovation stage with papered windows. They are very well papered, as I was unable to peek through any tears or folds (believe me, I tried.) I will return to the location in a few weeks time to see what I can spy with my little eye.
Farros is also absent as of yet in cyberspace, so far as I could find. I will keep my cyber-eye peeled and will keep you apprised of this possibly tasty situation, dear Readers
Celebrate International Women’s Day at a Potluck Lunch on March 7th, 2014, hosted by Kamloops Immigrant Services, located at 448 Tranquille Road. Bring a dish to add to the feast-table! The lunch will run from noon to 2pm. No charge for admission.
Please RSVP by contacting Coby Piazza, Community Connections Coordinator for KIS at email@example.com or by telephone at 778-470-6101.
"Everyone is Welcome"
BBQ Lunch - Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
Venture Kamloops is hosting a BBQ lunch with proceeds donated to New Life Mission’s Coldest Night of the Year Campaign. Bring $5 down to 291 1st Ave in downtown Kamloops on Wed the 19th of February between 11:30am and 1:30pm and receive a BBQ’d hot dog, potato chips and hot apple cider/hot chocolate.
For more information about the Coldest Night of the Year campaign in Kamloops: http://coldestnightoftheyear.org/location/kamloops
The photo above is titled “Roasting Hot Dog Meat Bratwurst” (no author given) from Wikimedia Commons. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Roasting_hot_dog_meat_bratwurst.jpg?uselang=en-gb
When strife disturbs, or sloth corrupts an age,
Keen satire is the business of the stage.
7:30pm, February 27 - March 1, March 6 - 8, 2014
Matinee performances at 11:30am February 28 and March 7
Location: Actors Workshop Theatre (Old Main Building, TRU Campus)
Admission: $12 (tickets available at box office)