In a Hurry but want some Curry?

By | 2019-09-26T14:07:35-07:00 August 8th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

We carry a selection of groceries from all over the world. One of my favorite areas of the store is our Indian sauces & curries. You may be asking yourself... WHY are they featuring curry in the middle of August? This cuisine was developed in a country who's average temperature is somewhere in the 30°+ range [...]

The BEST Corn on the Cob!

By | 2019-07-16T10:55:17-07:00 July 9th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Every family has their secret to "THE BEST Corn on the Cob" method or recipe. Living in a "corn community" like Chilliwack, you tend to hear a new "best" method every season. There are really only 5 "methods" to cook corn, but within those is a zillion different recipes. Almost all of the recipes below said [...]

Pasta Salads

By | 2019-06-20T08:58:30-07:00 June 19th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Whether you are camping out or cooking out this weekend, pasta salad packs & stores well, & is hearty and filling. Pasta salads are a easy addition to whatever protein you choose, or a great meal all on it's own. We have an awesome selection of traditional, and gluten free pasta's, as well as our local [...]

Beat the heat with Poptales!

By | 2019-06-12T13:11:11-07:00 June 12th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Popsicle's only a mommy could love! We have compiled a list of boozy poptales that will keep you busy (and cool) all summer long! You. Are. Welcome. Ruby Red Moscow Mules Popsicle Gin & Tonic Pops Boozy Frozen Peach Pops Paloma Popsicle's Tropical Tequila Sunrise Popsicle's Frose Sangria Popsicle's Barefoot Moscato Strawberry Popsicle Basil Mint Citrus [...]

Easy, Sweet & Fruity

By | 2019-06-03T15:09:49-07:00 June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

In celebration of our local fruit season kicking off with Fraser Valley Strawberries, we have compiled some delicious, fruity dessert recipes for you to try! Bonus points for the fact that they are all super easy to put together. Less time in the kitchen, more time soaking up spring! Mango Sorbet Pie This frozen dessert has [...]

Charcuterie Series: Presentation

By | 2019-05-15T15:34:08-07:00 May 7th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Charcuterie is the PERFECT appetizer to serve to guests because there is so little fuss mixing, stirring, baking or heating! Creating a great Charcuterie is all about balance. I like to balance color, texture, and flavour profiles. Something savory, something creamy, something with a kick, something crunchy, something sweet. Choosing your board: While charcuterie could be [...]

Charcuterie Series: Dips, Condiments & Spreads

By | 2019-05-01T10:25:13-07:00 May 1st, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Dips and spreads are not something you see very often on Charcuterie, but I think that is a mistake! We carry several dips and spreads that are perfect to add some creaminess, punch, or sweet to your next board. Lemon & Basil Ricotta: This ricotta dip is really simple, clean tasting, and adds such a nice creamy [...]

Charcuterie Series: Salami

By | 2019-04-24T11:13:25-07:00 April 24th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

So, what is salami? Salami has come a long way from it's roots with European peasants who coveted this meat for it's stability without refrigeration for long periods of up to 40 days, when fresh meat wasn't an option. Salami is a type of sausage consisting fresh ground meat (typically beef or pork) that has various spices added, then it is fermented, [...]

Charcuterie Series: Cheese

By | 2019-05-14T09:31:36-07:00 March 26th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

We carry an wide variety of local and imported cheese perfect for charcuterie board presentations. Depending on how many people your charcuterie is for, typically three cheese choices is perfecto! You will want to have a great classic hard cheese like a really good White Cheddar, a soft cheese like a flavoured Ricotta, or Goat Chevrai, [...]

Why we should be eating more Nuts-n-Seeds

By | 2019-03-26T07:35:03-07:00 March 26th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

The new Canada Food Guide includes nuts and seeds as important as part of consuming more high protein foods. Nuts & seeds are a good source of healthy fats (omega 3 & 6), fiber, antioxidants, and of course, protein. Best nut for your brain: Walnuts Walnuts are very high in omega 3 fatty acids which is [...]