bcisbest Photos & Videos

1 week ago

Delish sushi from Takaoโ€™s Kitchen in downtown Campbell River. A fun and fast little spot open from 11-3 for lunch as well as offering catering, classes and wildlife photos. I first met Takao at least 15 years ago or more when he was one of the three original partners that opened Yamato in Courtenay. He went on to co-open Sushimon in Qualicum and for the last few years heโ€™s been running his own place serving a limited but excellent menu with fresh, still warm sushi rice ๐Ÿ˜‹ Takao is warm and funny and loves to chat about his photography hobby. Swipe right for a snapshot of the squirrels getting squirrelly that he gave me today along with some photography tips.

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1 week ago

Me and my girl visiting @shamrockfarm this weekend ๐Ÿ’• such a friendly, cozy family farm with the sweetest animals and ALL the lavender ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ swipe right for all the animal cuteness and cozy barn pics. ๐Ÿ“ท Cred for photos w me in them @crysvees_photos . . . . #farmlove #friendlyanimals #shamrockfarms #shamrockfarm #canadianblogger #christmasspirit #bcblogger #courtenay #knowyourfarmer #thisisme #eatdrinkbuybc #bcisbest #explorebc #vanisleproud #vanislewild #vancouverisland #farmanimals #animalkisses #lavender #lavenderfarm #lovewhereyoulive #pnwonderland #pnw

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2 weeks ago

Art IS everywhere and there is nothing more GORGEOUS then to be on top of a snowy mountain.๐ŸŒŸ Today, while enjoying a childrenโ€™s Christmas tubing party up at @skibigwhite - I had an awesome chat with a young employee of the tube mark. This young man stood his watch on the top of tube lift (he was the guy at the top, watching for the fallen ๐Ÿ˜Œ) anyway, every time I saw this guy, he was LITERALLY smiling from ear to ear. So finally I said to him, โ€˜You have THE best job ever. You just stand there and smile.โ€™ He replies, โ€˜Yes I do....โ€™Cause look where we ARE.โ€™ This young man goes on to tell me this is his VERY first experience with snow in his ENTIRE life (heโ€™s 25)!!!!!! Could you IMAGINE???!!! Heโ€™s from the sunny side of Australia and arrived a little over a week ago to work the winter on the hill. Turns out he and the other fella I was chatting with, are BOTH new to snow....I canโ€™t IMAGINE how incredible it must be to experience such beauty, for the very FIRST TIME, at age 25!!!!!!!!! He was so joyful, and so grateful, and so infectiously happy. It felt amazing to welcome him not only to @canada , but to my home, for as long as HEโ€™S been alive (ha!), the Okanagan Valley. Such a rad experience. Thank you to my employer, @rdco.cord for putting on a wonderful event. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™ . . . . . . . @rdco.cord @okanaganlifestyle #snow #winter #skibigwhite #firstsnowfall #welcometocanada #soproudtobe #bcgirl #winterfun #canadiangirl #bcisbest #westisbest #winterwonderland

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2 weeks ago

Earlier today I posted a Mexican Shrimp Cocktail recipe (using hand peeled wild BC pink shrimp from Thriftyโ€™s)on the blog and on Insta. (See last post for my experience fishing) Here is a fun ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ and healthy alternative to serving it with tortilla chips-serve it in little cucumber cups. So easy peasy, just cut cute into 1โ€ chunks and use a melon baller to scoop out the middle being careful not to cut through the bottom. (Also great filled with B.C. smoked salmon mousse or a vegetarian fresh salsa) ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ Link in bio to recipe on blog. . . . . . #westcoastseafood #shrimpcocktail #cocteldecamaron #shrimpsalad #mexicanfood #westcoastbestcoast #vanislewild #oceanwise #sustainableseafood #foodstyling #foodstyle #eatmoremagic #vancouverislandfood #huffposttaste #feedfeed #cleaneats #buybc #eatdrinkbuybc #bcisbest #vanislefoodie #vanisleblog #canadianblog #canadianfoodblog #fbcigers #healthyappetizer #ediblecanada #ediblevanisle

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2 weeks ago

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail is on the blog now! Did you know I used to be a fisherman? A deckhand for 12 years and many different types of fisheries. I loved them all for different reasons but what I remember most about shrimping was the COLD ๐ŸฅถIt was winter when we were fishing and outside much of the day, and by bedtime I couldnโ€™t get my feet warm. It was beautiful though and shrimp trawling is a sustainable and selective fishery in B.C. with special extruders to eliminate most by catch. It is shrimp season now and I take my hat off to those harvesting this delish seafood. (For more info on fishing methods and different fisheries, check out @bcyoungfishermen , totally interesting q and aโ€™s about local fishing) and click the link in my bio to try this easy yummy recipe! . . . #shrimp #shrimping #fisherman #fisherwoman #shrimpcocktail #cocteldecamaron #mexicanfood #vanislewild #wildseafood #wildbcseafood #wildshrimp #pinkshrimp #ediblevanisle #centralvanisle #eatdrinkbuybc #bcisbest #eatlocal #pnwfood #sustainableseafood #oceanwise #loveyourlife #huffposttaste #vancouverislandfood #vancouverislandblogger #vanisleblogger #westcoastfishing #fishing #commercialfishing #pnw

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3 weeks ago

The pink sunset glow on the mountains from this ferry ride was mesmerizing ๐Ÿ˜ I remember taking the ferry with my grandparents as a kid - I always make sure to spend some time on the decks, no matter the weather or time of day. Itโ€™s pretty incredible to have the perspective only the birds have, so Iโ€™m never going to let it get old. #beautifulbc #homelove

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3 weeks ago

Now that we're well into the months that have "R" in them, it's the best time to eat shellfish (and gather if you're like me and into that kinda thing) I'm cooking up some delicious recipes to come soon but while we're waiting, let's just slurp back a few of these raw beauties! Happy Friday, Friends! ๐Ÿ’™ . . . #oysters #shellfish #Westcoast #explorebc #beautifulbc #vancouverisland #pacificnorthwest #pnw #cascadiaexplored #seafoodrecipes #foodblog #feedfeed #eatdrinkbuybc #hellobc #bcisbest #eatlocal #canadianfoodblog #canadianfood #rawoysters #kusshi #bestcoast #sharevi #thenwadventure #eatmoremagic # #bestofnorthwest #bestcoast

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4 weeks ago

Favourite way to use mushrooms? Mine is garlicky mushroom toasts all the way! Tonight weโ€™ll be using up our cauliflower mushroom from last Sunday. Loosely covered, most mushrooms keep pretty well for about a week in the fridge. . #allthemushroomhashtags #wildfoodlove . . . . . #foraging #foragedfood #pnw #pnwfood #westcoastbestcoast #leftcoastbestcoast #intheforest #wildmushrooms #mushrooms #mushroomtoast #chanterelles #arugula #rocket #ediblevanisle #centralvanisle #gocampbellriver #pnwmushrooms #kitchengarden #potager #fbcigers #slowfood #slowfoodcanada #explorebc #bcisbeautiful #eatlocal #bcisbest #eatdrinkbuybc

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1 month ago

TallTreeโ€ขSmallMe

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1 month ago

Had to run the last 1km to get the car before the car park gates shut ๐Ÿคฃ but diez vistas โœ…๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ #hike #hikebc #bcisbest #welivehere

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1 month ago

Looking forward to hunting in the sun this weekend #agatelove

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1 month ago

PNWonderland โœจ

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1 month ago

What did humans do to deserve dogs? . My pal, Francis, and his best friend, Luna. Iโ€™ve got so much love for these two.

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1 month ago

You see this right here? This is what I call a nice colour palette.

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1 month ago

My family complained that I brought the last cake to work so I had to bake up another one. Luckily this only has 8 ingredients so it was a snap but donโ€™t tell them ๐Ÿ˜‰ If youโ€™re thinking of baking with apples this weekend, try this easy peasy and delicious cake ๐Ÿ . . . . . #anappleaday #bakingacake #easycake #food52 #foodstylist #foodforlife #eatlocal #bcapples #pinkladyapple #bcisbest #eatdrinkbuybc #vanisleeats #growyourownfood #eatyourfruits #applerecipe #cardamom #fbci #foodbloggersofcanada #foodfluffer #eatmoremagic #livemoremagic #vancouverislandlife #explorebc #organicgrowing #organicfood potager #kitchengarden #sabrinacurrie

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1 month ago

Happy Friday!!! These are 3 fabulous bottles of #bcwine that I received for my 40th birthday and Iโ€™ve been waiting for just the right moment to enjoy these special (and delicious) bottles. Iโ€™ve had the two on the right and love them but havenโ€™t tried the #chaberton yet, have any of you? Thanks so much @crysvees_photos for this generous #redwine , I canโ€™t wait to try it ๐Ÿ˜ Thanks to @auntie_debb for the #40knotswinery #whitewine and to @enricowinery for the fabulous #celebration #sparklingwine Cheers, I hope you all have a great Friday! ๐Ÿท๐Ÿท . . . . #winelover #thankyou #cascadialiquor #bcvqa #vancouverislandwine #drinklocal #eatdrinkbuybc #widn #whatimdrinking #livemoremagic #fbcigers #pnwblogger #pnwlife #vanisletribe #vanislelife #vanisletrue #vancouverisland #explorebc #bcisbest #canadianwine #canadianblogger #canadianfoodblogger A post from @wckitchengarden Click the link in the bio to participate to the LIVE VIRTUAL WINE TREASURE HUNT(opens in messenger) ! #worldsbestwineries

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1 month ago

Happy Friday!!! These are 3 fabulous bottles of #bcwine that I received for my 40th birthday and Iโ€™ve been waiting for just the right moment to enjoy these special (and delicious) bottles. Iโ€™ve had the two on the right and love them but havenโ€™t tried the #chaberton yet, have any of you? Thanks so much @crysvees_photos for this generous #redwine , I canโ€™t wait to try it ๐Ÿ˜ Thanks to @auntie_debb for the #40knotswinery #whitewine and to @enricowinery for the fabulous #celebration #sparklingwine Cheers, I hope you all have a great Friday! ๐Ÿท๐Ÿท . . . . #winelover #thankyou #cascadialiquor #bcvqa #vancouverislandwine #drinklocal #eatdrinkbuybc #widn #whatimdrinking #livemoremagic #fbcigers #pnwblogger #pnwlife #vanisletribe #vanislelife #vanisletrue #vancouverisland #explorebc #bcisbest #canadianwine #canadianblogger #canadianfoodblogger

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1 month ago

Throwing it back to these gorgeous(and EASY) Apple Beignets. Light as air on the inside โ˜๏ธ and crispy sweet on the outside ๐Ÿฉ Tomorrow there will be another apple recipe up on the blog, the third apple recipe of the season ๐Ÿ Happy Tuesday! #appleseason . . . . . #applebeignets #applefritters #beignets #beignet #localfood #alltheapples #anappleaday #darktablemood #moodyfood #pnw #westcoast #westcoastfood #canadianblogger #canadianfoodblogger #vanisleblogger #centralvanisle #ediblevanisle #fbcigers #pnwlife #explorebc #kitchengarden #potager #pnwonderland #pnwblogger #westcoastblogger #bcisbest #eatmoremagic #growyourownfood

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1 month ago

This moment was magic โœจ

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2 months ago

๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ

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2 months ago

long walks, beaches and the ocean ๐ŸŒŠโ™ฅ๏ธ

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2 months ago

Tranquil.

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2 months ago

PLENTY OF ROOM AT THE HOTEL COQUIHALLA ๐ŸŒฒ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ ๐ŸŒŽ

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2 months ago

killinโ€™ it with another workout ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป s/o to @transformablewear how ๐Ÿ”ฅ is this oxblood top?! Always happy to support local, independent & inclusive companies ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿป #bcisbest

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2 months ago

Repost via @wckitchengarden - Apples from our little tree ๐ŸŽ I have one small espaliered apple tree and it has been loaded with apples every year. Apples grow so well on Vancouver Island and most are quite resistant to disease making them a very rewarding crop to grow. Many types of apples also store really well- simply sort out any bad, bruised or bug eaten ones and store the rest in a cool place like a garage. You can wrap or layer them with newspaper to help prevent any spoiling ones from spoiling the rest. (Youโ€™ve heard the saying, โ€œone bad apple spoils the bunchโ€? Well itโ€™s true) Off I go to pick and preserve!

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2 months ago

Apples from our little tree ๐ŸŽ I have one small espaliered apple tree and it has been loaded with apples every year. Apples grow so well on Vancouver Island and most are quite resistant to disease making them a very rewarding crop to grow. Many types of apples also store really well- simply sort out any bad, bruised or bug eaten ones and store the rest in a cool place like a garage. You can wrap or layer them with newspaper to help prevent any spoiling ones from spoiling the rest. (Youโ€™ve heard the saying, โ€œone bad apple spoils the bunchโ€? Well itโ€™s true) Off I go to pick and preserve! . . . . #apples #appletree #growyourownfood #growyourownfruit #applesfordays #moodygrams #moodyfood #darkmood #darkfoodphotography #vanislecollective #ediblevanisle #centralvanisle #anappleaday #preserving #homesteading #pnwlife #pnwfood #vancouverislandfood #vanislefoodie #fbcigers #foodbloggersofcanada #canadianblogger #canadianfood #campbellriver #eatdrinkbuybc #bcisbest

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