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Charcuterie Series: Salami

By | 2019-04-24T11:13:25+00:00 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, [...]

The cheesy side of Hofstedes

By | 2019-03-26T13:04:44+00:00 March 26th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

This week we are highlighting some of our delicious cheese selections. Krinos Halloumi Krinos Greek Halloumi is a semi hard cheese made from a blend of cow and goat milk, seasoned with mint leaves, and then soaked in a brine solution. While it isn’t easily substituted, It is most closely compared to feta or even tofu in [...]

Why we should be eating more Nuts-n-Seeds

By | 2019-03-26T07:35:03+00:00 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 [...]

Sugar Showdown

By | 2019-02-28T07:59:09+00:00 February 19th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Come by the store THIS Saturday March 2nd, 2019 starting at 11am to try several different sugar alternatives and find your new fave!  Low carb Sweeteners & Sugar Alternatives There are many reasons people are choosing to cut sugar from their diet. For some it is a medical related decision, and for some it is a [...]

Chinese Lunar New Year

By | 2019-02-06T08:33:04+00:00 February 1st, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

If you are looking for an inspired reason to celebrate with friends and family, Chinese New Year is a super fun, colorful & flavorful celebration full of tradition and interesting symbolism. After all, this celebration is the cause of the "largest annual mass human migration" in the world, with the number of journeys taken during this [...]

Meyer Lemons

By | 2019-01-22T14:06:46+00:00 January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

I love anything lemon flavoured. Baking with lemon, cooking with lemon. Literally anything lemon, I am in. Therefore, this time of year when citrus is at it's best, in my world its all about the meyer lemons. Meyer lemons are another natural hybrid fruit. They are the product of a cross between a citron and a [...]

Tangelo’s

By | 2019-01-22T14:06:28+00:00 January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Tangelo's are a hybrid fruit. They are a cross between a tangerine and a grapefruit. Contrary to what some believe, they are NOT genetically modified. They are a product of natural hybridization. They are great for fresh eating, but I also found a few recipes to try: While this Pistachio Crusted Scallops with Winter Citrus Salsa [...]

Seville Oranges

By | 2019-01-22T14:06:04+00:00 January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

 It is Citrus season, and we are seeing citrus fruits at their very best. There was some concern late last year that due to weather events down south that it may affect both pricing and quality of the citrus crops this year. So far, so good. One of the citrus fruits that is often overlooked except [...]

Tastes of Thailand

By | 2019-01-22T14:05:40+00:00 January 21st, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Thailand holds the honor of being home to the worlds Best Dish according to CNN Travel with their Massaman curry. Aromatic and balanced, Thai cooks strive to find a harmonious balance between sour, salty, sweet, bitter, and spicy. Speaking of spicy......Thailand boasts 79 different varieties of chili from mildly spicy sweet, to burn your head off scorching [...]

Indian Food At Home?

By | 2019-01-16T13:59:36+00:00 January 14th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Indian food seems to be the type of cuisine that if you aren't Indian, you eat out more often than attempting it at home. Lets change that! Some of the reasons for this is that authentic Indian food requires some specialty equipment, long cooking times and a sometimes complicated array of ingredients and recipes made from [...]