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ALERT: POWER OUTAGES

Due to power outages, our Pender and Mayne Island stores remain partially open during daylight hours only. We are running on a generator and are only able to operate two tills. Cash only, cash machines are working. Stay safe, everyone!

By | December 22nd, 2018|Blog, Community|0 Comments

Rosemary Grapefruit Sparkler

While delicious all year-round, grapefruit harvests tend to peak with the holiday season. And if you think about it, it's perfect timing for us in North America. With all the heavy foods we're indulging in this time of year, the citrus zing of grapefruit is a perfect palate refresher. Wonderful for Christmas morning brunch and [...]

By | December 16th, 2018|Recipes, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rosemary Simple Syrup

What's in a name? Well, when it comes to "simple syrup" the answer is everything. A staple for cocktails, simple syrup really couldn't be any simpler to make. It's two ingredients, plus your flavouring―that's it! This recipe is for rosemary simple syrup that's lovely in everything from lemonade and cake glaze to sparkling cocktails, but [...]

By | December 16th, 2018|Recipes|0 Comments

Cinnamon Apple Chips―A Holiday Treat

Looking for a delicious holiday treat that's good for you? Apple chips are naturally gluten-free and if you skip the sugar in this recipe, really quite healthy. Perfect for entertaining and gift giving, as well. INGREDIENTS 3-5 large sweet crisp apples, cored* and sliced 1/8” thick rounds 1-2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1-2 teaspoons of granulated sugar [...]

By | November 30th, 2018|Recipes|0 Comments

Russet, Red or Yukon Gold?

Well, first, all of three potatoes are delicious, but that doesn't mean you can always use them interchangeably. Here's a break down of the right potato for the right dish. Russet Good old, classic russet! It's a drier potato, with a thick skin making it ideal for baking or frying. Thanks to this dryness, when you bake [...]

By | November 20th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Wicked Candied Apples

These delightfully wicked candied apples will delight kids and adults alike!   INGREDIENTS: Nonstick cooking spray 1 cup water 2 1/2 cups sugar 1/2 cup corn syrup 2 tablespoons edible activated charcoal* 6 to 8 firm tart apples cleaned (non toxic twigs) or popsicle sticks candy thermometer MAKE AHEAD: If you decide to use twigs [...]

By | October 29th, 2018|Recipes|0 Comments

Toasted Avocado Monster Heads

Here's a fun, simple and not-so-scary way to get your kids to eat the good stuff this Halloween season!   INGREDIENTS Makes 3 Toasted Avocado Monster Heads  4 avocados 1 Tablespoon lemon juice radishes black olives 1/2 red bell pepper 4 pieces of bread, toasted   METHOD Half and pit the avocados. Scoop out the avocado flesh [...]

By | October 16th, 2018|Recipes|0 Comments

Delicious Simple Maple & Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Either you love them or hate them (and you most likely misspell them), but Brussels sprouts are the underdogs of the holiday table. Prepared correctly, they can be the side dish you wish you'd learned to make years ago. This recipe delivers!   INGREDIENTS 4 strips thick-cut bacon 2 tablespoons butter 1 pound Brussels sprouts, [...]

By | October 6th, 2018|Recipes|0 Comments

Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust

Pumpkin pie and cheesecake together forever! You may even win over the pumpkin pie haters with this light and lovely cake.   FILLING 225 g package of cream cheese 100 grams (1/2 cup) sugar 398 ml (1 can) pumpkin puree 61 grams (1/4 cup) full fat sour cream 42 grams (2 tablespoons) honey 2 grams [...]

By | October 5th, 2018|Recipes|0 Comments

How-to: Prepare Butternut Squash

Squash season is a wonderful time of year, despite the mealtime protests from kids around the world. Prepare it right and you may even win those dubious littles over. And if not, oh well—more the rest of us! Cut off the top and bottom of the squash. Use a peeler to remove all the skin in [...]

By | September 20th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments