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LAUNCH TOUR: A Sorrowful Sanctuary // Iona Whishaw

To celebrate the release of A Sorrowful Sanctuary, the latest Lane Winslow mystery, Iona Whishaw will be touring to Alberta, Ontario, and Quebec. She’s looking forward to meeting you at one of the following events. Vancouver // Book Warehouse on Main Tuesday, September 18, 2018 7:00 pm (doors at 6:30)​ 4118 Main Street, Vancouver Lethbridge // … Continued


Mind Over Matter From Spain by Emily Lycopolus and DL Acken A note from Emily This recipe is my adaption of one of the most popular cocktails at a favorite local cocktail lounge in Victoria. Brian Newham created the original version of this delicious beverage by combining the complexity of sweet cream sherry with a bright … Continued


Carrot Cake with Maple Pumpkin Seed Brittle and Brown Butter Cream Cheese Icing From All the Sweet Things by Renée Kohlman A note from Renée That title is a rather large mouthful, is it not? Well, there’s lots happening here, from the moist and aromatic carrot cake to the sweet and crunchy brittle in the middle … Continued


Zucchini Gratin From Waste Not, Want Not by Cinda Chavich 4 Tbsp olive oil, divided 1 large onion, thinly sliced ½ tsp granulated sugar 3 lb small zucchini, sliced 6 ripe Roma tomatoes, thinly sliced 6 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1 cup fresh or … Continued


Quinoa Salad with Chickpeas, Feta and Apples From Out of the Orchard by Julie Van Rosendaal   A note from Julie This is one of my favourite salads. Because it’s so portable, it’s perfect for bringing to parties or potlucks or even for lunch at work. Serves 4–6 Salad 1 cup (250 mL) quinoa ¼ cup (60 … Continued

THANKSGIVING MENU: Seafood Appetizer

Dungeness Crab Cakes with Harissa Aioli From Off the Hook by DL Acken and Aurelia Louvet   A note from the Danielle and Aurelia These crab cakes are perfect for passing around as hors d’oeuvres at a party and can be fully made up to a day in advance. Make 12 bite-sized cakes instead of … Continued


Caramelized Pear on Warm Brie From The Olive Oil and Vinegar Lover’s Cookbook by Emily Lycopolus   A note from Emily When that first crisp morning arrives at the beginning of September, all I want to do is get to the market to pick up some pears and some Brie so I can eat this … Continued

RELEASE: Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition

TouchWood Editions is pleased to announce that Jody Robbins’ travel guide, 25 Places in Canada Every Family Should Visit, has been awarded silver in the 2018 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition, overseen by the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation. The announcement was made September 24. According to the official release, the Society of American … Continued

EVENT: E.J. Hughes Paints Vancouver Island // Robert Amos

September 22, 2018 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Emily Carr House | 207 Government St, Victoria, BC

E. J. Hughes was the winner of the Emily Carr Scholarship in 1947, and that was the foundation of his subsequent career. A long-time resident of Shawnigan Lake and then Duncan, Hughes achieved great renown. Represented in all Canada’s major galleries, his works have often sold at auction for more than $1 million and his … Continued

TELEVISION: Emily Lycopolus on The Morning Show on Global

Looking for ways to spice up your next dinner party? Emily Lycopolus stopped by The Morning Show on Global to chat with host Jeff McArthur about the history of olive oil in Syria, and some delicious recipes from her newest cookbook. If you want to try your hand at the milk and mango pudding, street-style hand … Continued

TELEVISION: Martina Scholtens on NBC29

During a lecture at the Univeristy of Virginia in Charlottesville this week, Dr. Martina Scholtens told students that she wants people to look at refugees as more than just a political issue. Martina was invited to present as part of the Medical Center Hour series for UVA students. She shared passages from her book, Your Heart is the … Continued

TELEVISION: Emily Lycopolus on CTV’s Your Morning

Scotch eggs, milk and mango pudding, tabbouleh salad, roasted cauliflower, beet hummus, and many more recipes can be found in Emily Lycopolus’ new cookbook, Syria: Recipes for Olive Oil and Vinegar Lovers. This morning Emily popped by CTV’s Your Morning to chat about the surprising flavours to be found in Syrian cuisine. Watch the video here.