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By Chef Janet Wait, Jan’s on the Beach Jan’s on the Beach, named for Chef and Owner Janet Wait, is a popular eatery on the iconic White Rock strip, overlooking the San Juan Islands. The menu is described as “seafood and more,” offering fresh and unique dishes often lovingly made by Wait herself. This recipe for Awesome Eggnog is one of their most requested holiday recipes. Makes 12 servings INGREDIENTS Eggs (6 large, separated) Salt (1/4 tsp) Sugar (2/3 cup, divided in 1/2) Light Cream (1-1/4 cup) Whipping Cream (1 cup) Milk (2 cups) Spiced rum (optional) Nutmeg to taste INSTRUCTIONS Beat egg whites and salt until frothy. Gradually add 1/3 cup sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. In another bowl (the largest), beat the egg yolks until light, gradually add remaining sugar (1/3 cup), beating until thick and lemon coloured. Very slowly add light cream and milk, beating constantly. In another bowl…

By Natalie Marcotte Whether you’re a fan of winter weather matters not at Glow, an immersive festive display of over 500,000 lights under the protective cover of a massive greenhouse in Langley. Work up an appetite exploring the light gardens and traversing the musical light tunnel, and then have your pick of food from the Christmas market, food trucks, and of course, a bar for the adults. A must-try for the kids is a festive lightbulb drink will re-charge the kids between a gift scavenger hunt and snowing bubbles, and allow you to explore the marketplace of boutique wears, decorations and locally made goods. Grab your flashing cranberry drink from Donners’ Bar in a re-usable lightbulb for $8. The outside food truck courtyard features wood-fired pizza, Greek food, tornado potatoes, kettle corn, mac n’ cheese and baked potatoes including a holiday dinner complete with turkey, stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce.…

By Judy Frankel, Executive Director of Tourism New Westminster Latkes are traditionally cooked on Hanukkah, along with other fried foods, to commemorate the miracle of the menorah oil in the Jewish Temple. Although typically prepared using potatoes because they were readily available, they can also be prepared using shredded vegetables or sweet potatoes. INGREDIENTS Russet potatoes (3 lbs) Eggs (2 large) Onion, coarsely chopped (1 medium) Kosher (coarse) salt, or to taste (1-1/2 tsp) Black pepper (1/8 tsp) All-purpose flour or matzah meal (1/4 cup) Peanut or canola oil, for frying Sour cream and/or applesauce, for serving DIRECTIONS Wash the potatoes well. Using a food processor, shred the onions and potatoes. If you don’t have a processor, you can use the largest holes on a box grater. In a large bowl, add the shredded potatoes, eggs, flour and salt and pepper and mix well. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line a…