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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

Steamed Corn on the Cob

Ask a room full of people the best way to prepare fresh corn on the cob and opinions will vary. Baked, grilled, boiled, barbecued...they're all delicious. However, we've come to appreciate the full flavour and simplicity of husk-on steaming. It's easy to do and steaming in the flavour makes good sense. Here's how: Choose your cobs of [...]

By | August 27th, 2018|Recipes|0 Comments

Stuart McKean’s Victoria Walk for ALS Raised $30,000!

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our friend and former Quadra Island Store Manager, Stuart McKean is his team's walk in support of ALS research. They raised $30,000! Amazing. 

By | August 12th, 2018|Blog, Community, In the News|0 Comments

Easy Tzatziki Sauce

Obviously tzatziki sauce goes wonderfully with Greek or Mediterranean food, but it's equally great on potatoes or perogies! Tart and garlicky, it's super easy to make and it's easy enough to omit the garlic for sensitive palates or for the kidlets.   INGREDIENTS 1 long English cucumber 1.5 cups Greek yogurt 1 tsp lemon juice 2 cloves [...]

By | August 7th, 2018|Recipes|0 Comments

BC Blueberry Sorbet

Frozen berries make this recipe a snap! Of course you can plan ahead and freeze your fresh blueberries the night before. No ice cream maker is needed for this recipe, but you can use one if you have it! INGREDIENTS 500 grams frozen blueberries Simple syrup (250 ml water  + 350 grams sugar) 1 tbsp lemon [...]

By | July 17th, 2018|Recipes, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Grilled Romaine Lettuce

If you haven't tried grilled romaine lettuce, you're in for a treat! Smoky with a wonderful texture, lettuce on the grill may just outshine your best Caesar salad. INGREDIENTS 2 heads of romaine lettuce, outer leaves removed & cut in half lengthwise (4 halves) 3 tablespoons of olive oil Coarse salt and fresh cracked pepper 2 tsp [...]

By | June 28th, 2018|Blog, Recipes|0 Comments

Tahini Salad Dressing

Tahini, or sesame seed paste is a staple of Middle Eastern cooking. Made from toasted sesame seeds and oil, tahini has mildly nutty flavour with a creamy constancy. It will elevate your hummus and make your salad sing. Don't believe us? Try out this salad dressing and see for yourself.   INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons tahini [...]

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

Veracruz-Style Red Snapper

This classic Mexican-style fish recipe is so simple and flavourful. Perfect with crusty bread and good wine. VERACRUZ-STYLE RED SNAPPER (adapted from Culinary Arts Institute) INGREDIENTS 1/4 c olive oil 1 C finely chopped yellow onion 1 clove finely minced garlic 2 C canned tomatoes 1 tsp sea salt 1/4 tsp cracked black pepper 2 lb red [...]

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