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So far Jennifer Aikman has created 8 blog entries.

Garlicky Beet Spread

This beautiful and nutritious beet spread works on bread or as a dip for crackers and vegetables. The balance of garlic and sweet beets is truly wonderful.   INGREDIENTS 4 large beets 3 large cloves of garlic, finely chopped 1/2 shallot finely chopped 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1 teaspoon sea salt cracked black pepper 1 tablespoon [...]

By | February 21st, 2020|Recipes|Comments Off on Garlicky Beet Spread

Dairy-free Strawberry Smoothie for Two

This refreshing smoothie is simple to make and it's dairy-free. A sprinkle of cacao nibs and fresh mint elevates this healthy treat from superfood to super-duper-food! Make more for a family or halve the recipe for one. Pro-tips: If you double the recipe, the leftover smoothie makes awesome popsicles―use popsicle molds or simply pour into [...]

By | February 10th, 2020|Recipes|Comments Off on Dairy-free Strawberry Smoothie for Two

Going Paperless on Mayne & Pender: A Letter From Our GM

Dear Pender and Mayne Island Residents, February 5 th will be our last Canada Post mail delivery. Beginning with our February 12th flyer we will be eliminating the Canada Post delivery of our weekly advertised special flyers. In saying that, we will continue advertising our weekly specials and here are a few different ways for [...]

By | January 29th, 2020|Blog, Community, In the News|Comments Off on Going Paperless on Mayne & Pender: A Letter From Our GM

Sweet Kale Salad

Fresh tasting super foods come together in this lovely crunchy salad. The sweetness of the apples and cranberries is nicely balanced with the Parmesan and poppy seed dressing. This recipe is very easy to whip up, especially if you're using bagged kale and broccoli slaw. It keeps well in the fridge, so it's great to make [...]

By | January 7th, 2020|Recipes|Comments Off on Sweet Kale Salad

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|Blog|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!