About Darlene West

Darlene West is a freelance writer based in British Columbia. Her work has appeared in Canadian Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, Northwest Palate, The Globe and Mail, and many, many other publications. She is also the author of three guidebooks in the Frommer’s and Dummies travel series. More of her words can be found at www.darlenewest.ca.

Beef Chart

Where’s the Beef?

A flexitarian keen to make friends in her new town sorta commits to buying a side of beef from a local rancher. Much musing ensues.

Cherry Picking Season

Cherry Season

You haven’t truly experienced cherry season ’til you’ve owned a cherry tree. Darlene West has the purple-stained hands—as well as the perfect clafouti recipe—to prove it.