A Day in the Okanagan

By | 2020-08-28T11:13:23-07:00 August 30th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|

Summer is the busiest season here at Hofstede’s. It’s also the most exciting because we get so much fresh fruit from the Okanagan. The Okanagan is B.C.’s largest growing area because of its warm suitable climate for fruit and veggies, which is why we drive up to Osooyos, Keremeos, Cawston, and Oliver several times a week. [...]

Fight the Flue with Wonder Roots Drink

By | 2020-01-07T17:34:58-08:00 January 14th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

It all began one chilly morning. Lydia was minding her own business chopping broccoli when from across the store she heard it... "ACHOO! ACHOO!!!" Thankfully she was prepared to help poor sniffling Tyler out. As soon as she found out he was fighting a cold, her nurturing heart took over and saved the day with wonder [...]

Celebrate New Year’s

By | 2020-01-07T17:20:38-08:00 December 27th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

3. 2. 1. HAPPY NEW YEAR! New Year's is only a few days away, and I don't think any of us are over the busyness of the last couple weeks. You probably haven't had time to figure out what to bring to this weekend's get together, have you? Rest east because we've gotten a list of [...]

Christmas Cookies

By | 2019-12-03T10:48:03-08:00 December 4th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Christmas is still a while away, but that doesn't mean we can't start some Holiday baking. For some reason anything Christmas just tastes better than regular, so here are some recipes for you to try out over the next several weeks! Deliciousness guaranteed ;) Caramel Filled Chocolate Crinkle Cookies Peppermint Bark Fudge Gingerbread Fudge Whipped Shortbread [...]

One Pot Meals: Sausage, Cabbage & Potato Supper

By | 2019-11-26T14:49:25-08:00 November 27th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

As I was hunting for another one pot recipe to try out, I stumbled into this one. It reminded me of a cabbage dish my mom used to make, so I wanted to see if it compared. Turns out it was quite a bit different, but equally as tasty. It's the perfect heartiness of a home [...]

One Pot Meals: Enchilada Rice Casserole

By | 2019-11-18T06:57:22-08:00 November 20th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

"Nothing is better for a man than that he should eat and drink, and that his soul should enjoy good in his labour" -Ecclesiastes 2:24 Introducing the simplest Mexican dinner! I love this recipe 1) because I get to point out the new enchilada sauce in our recently developed Mexican section (located in the international foods [...]

Sinterklaas: The Dutch Tradition

By | 2019-11-18T08:02:45-08:00 November 18th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Sinterklaas is celebrated in the Netherlands on December 5th or 6th. It's the time when sinterklaas (Saint Nicholas) visits and brings gifts for the kids. Sounds familiar right? Actually though, this holiday has a history from where the tradition started. Saint Nicholas was a man who went around towns and gave gifts to children. He became [...]

One Pot Meals: Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

By | 2019-11-21T13:17:33-08:00 November 13th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

I am not a big fan of spicy, but knowing there are a lot of people who are I looked for a recipe that would make anyone happy. I found this one pot recipe from budget bytes and am so in love. The spice is not overbearing, but there enough to notice the flavour it adds. [...]

One Pot Meals: Red Lentil Chili

By | 2019-11-05T17:31:18-08:00 November 6th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"November is usually such a disagreeable month... as if the year had suddenly found out that she was growing old and could do nothing but weep and fret over it." - Anne of Green Gables Welcome the cold weather with warm food! This entire month of November beginning today we will feature one pot meals on [...]

British Groceries at a Dutch store? You bet!

By | 2019-11-04T14:19:50-08:00 August 19th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Wait, aren't you exclusively Dutch??? Nope! We also have Indonesian, Indian, Thai, South African, and Italian products! Yes, our roots are in Holland, but we have an entire International grocery selection from all over the world. The diversity in our grocery section is why it's so unique. That's also why we now also carry a selection [...]