Fire Up That BBQ: Summer BBQ Tips

Don’t you love those BBQ smells as they permeate your neighborhood? Fresh cut grass and mouthwatering BBQ smells just go together. And who wants to heat up a kitchen with an oven on a beautiful warm day. Whether you’re new to BBQ or an old hand, we thought we put together a refresher for all [...]

By | June 14th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

How to Plant Your First Vegetable Garden

Tru Value Foods always brings the freshest available produce to you. Many of our staff and our customers also enjoy growing vegetables in backyards or in containers on patios. We’ve got a great selection of starter plants in our garden center to get your garden growing. Growing your own vegetables can be fun. It’s a [...]

By | May 18th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

How to Store Your Produce

We’ve all experienced that disheartening and yes, disgusting, sludgy mess in the bottom of our crispers like science experiments gone bad. We’ve brought home beautiful fresh fruits and vegetables and a few days later we are greeted with our bounty gone limp or shrivelled up. We vow again to be more careful to eliminate this [...]

By | April 20th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

How to Grow Produce from Kitchen Scraps

Up until about 100 years ago we all took responsibility for growing our own food, then we put the responsibility into the hands of others. Now we skip the growing part and head directly to eating, and we often do that on the run. In the last few years there has been a renewed focus [...]

By | March 15th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Spice It Up: How to Stock Your Spice Cabinet

Maybe you’re setting up your first pantry, maybe you’ve decided to give up eating out or maybe you want to expand your culinary skills, but don’t know where to start when it comes to herbs and spices. Herbs and spices bring food to life. With a little experimentation you’ll quickly learn how to go from [...]

By | February 23rd, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Eat Healthy and Local

At Tru Value Foods we are just as concerned as you are about the rising cost of feeding families.  The falling loonie means it costs us more to buy anything from the States or from any country that has pegged their currency to the US dollar. Our buyers are working hard to bring you the [...]

By | January 19th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

The Joy of Tea

Did you know that tea is the second most popular beverage in the world? It’s right behind water and I bet you thought coffee would take the number 1 spot. Tea originated from the East about 5,000 years ago. It was first used as a religious drink, then a medicinal one and then for social [...]

By | December 13th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Fight The Winter Bulge

The chilly damp weather arouses the nesting instinct in most of us, drawing us to the warmth of indoors to enjoy our favourite comfort foods. Temperatures dip and we crave those carbohydrate-rich foods like spaghetti, mashed potatoes or anything warm, saucy and delicious (like mac n’ cheese). Over the winter months most Canadians will pack [...]

By | November 16th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Raising Adventurous Eaters

Most parents want their kids to enjoy a whole range of foods. Sure it’s about health but it is also about raising kids to be open to new experiences, starting with what’s in their lunchbox or on their dinner plate. Maybe you were a picky eater as a kid. Maybe you still are. You really [...]

By | November 2nd, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Oven Roasting The Fall Harvest

Just because our temperatures are getting cooler it doesn’t mean an end to the fresh tastes that we have become so accustomed to over the summer months. It’s always sad to see the end of tomatoes and that fresh corn, but this loss signals the arrival of the interesting and complex vegetables of fall. Fall [...]

By | October 14th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments