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Classic Nanaimo Bars

The pride of Vancouver Island is simple to make and easier to eat. This classic Nanaimo Bar recipe has a couple of adaptations (more chocolate and finely ground nuts) and will make you very popular with the sweet lovers in your life! Makes ~ 25 squares INGREDIENTS Base Layer: 1/2 cup  butter 1/4 cup granulated [...]

By | December 24th, 2019|Recipes|Comments Off on Classic Nanaimo Bars

French Onion Dip

  French onion dip is a classic sidekick for potato chips and cut veggies. This recipe side steps the soup mix and includes some fresh herbs. So simple! INGREDIENTS 1 cup sour cream (full fat is ideal, but any kind will work) 1 tablespoon dehydrated chopped onion 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 pinch garlic powder 1/4 [...]

By | November 21st, 2019|Recipes|Comments Off on French Onion Dip

Grandma’s Light/White Fruitcake

Love it or hate it, fruitcake season is upon us! Filled with fruit and aged for as long as you can manage, this unfairly maligned cake is making a welcome comeback. Who doesn't love fruit and cake? This particular recipe was popular with our grandmothers. Light in colour (not in weight) this cake allows the festive jewel-toned fruit [...]

By | November 6th, 2019|Recipes|Comments Off on Grandma’s Light/White Fruitcake

We’re Hiring in Central Saanich!

Warehouse Receiver | Central Saanich  We're looking for a part-time warehouse receiver at our Central Saanich warehouse/office. Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, 6AM-12PM. Wage: $20.00/hr Applicants must be physically fit with a strong back and ability to rebuild skids of grocery products for quick same day pick up. Please send resumes to tvgreens@shaw.ca

By | October 15th, 2019|Current Positions, In the News|Comments Off on We’re Hiring in Central Saanich!

Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Sugar Frosting

Looking for an alternative to pumpkin pie? These cake-like pumpkin cookies with brown sugar frosting are all kinds of delicious. Soft and cakey, sweet and spicy―they're fabulous served with coffee. Kids love making AND eating them. This is a very versatile seasonal sweet.   INGREDIENTS Cookies 2 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry or AP flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda [...]

By | October 8th, 2019|Recipes|Comments Off on Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Sugar Frosting

Vegan Creamed Winter Squash for Everyone!

If you're looking for a side dish for the vegans or vegetarians who may gather around your holiday table, look no further! Everyone will love this fragrant, herbaceous squash dish. Not just for holidays, it's a perfect cold weather appetizer served warm with crusty bread or vegan crackers.   INGREDIENTS 1  3 -4 pound  (1.5-2 kg)  preferred squash―butternut, [...]

By | October 2nd, 2019|Recipes|Comments Off on Vegan Creamed Winter Squash for Everyone!

We’re Hiring for Heriot Bay!

We are looking for and experienced meat cutter at our Heriot Bay Store. Click play and listen for details!  

By | September 12th, 2019|Current Positions, In the News|Comments Off on We’re Hiring for Heriot Bay!

Easy Unsweetened Crock-pot Apple Butter

We are so fortunate in this part of the world to have a proper apple season! Whether you're buying them from the shops or harvesting your own trees, there so many wonderful recipes and ways to preserve apples. Apple butter is one of our favourites. So incredibly simple to make and with no sugar added, it's [...]

By | September 11th, 2019|Recipes|Comments Off on Easy Unsweetened Crock-pot Apple Butter

Gluten-Free Ice Cream Sandwiches

Craving a frozen sweet treat, but food intolerance or allergies in the way? This simple recipe is a great way to make ice cream sandwiches that work for everyone. You can even make them vegan but choosing a non-dairy ice "cream".   INGREDIENTS 2/3 cup lightly packed almond flour 1/3 cup lightly packed coconut flour 3 tablespoons  cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking soda [...]

By | July 26th, 2019|Recipes|Comments Off on Gluten-Free Ice Cream Sandwiches

Summer Bounty: How To Make Fresh Cherries Last

Sweet, beautiful, magical cherries! The season is upon us. Make the most of it with this simple two-step process and enjoy the fruits of your (minimal) labour Step 1: Choose the best cherries. When deciding which sweet red cherries to bring home, look for deep, dark shades of red. They should be firm and smooth. [...]

By | June 25th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Summer Bounty: How To Make Fresh Cherries Last