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Soft Ginger Molasses Cookies

Soft, chewy, and oh, so gingery! This recipe requires an overnight rest, but it's totally worth the wait. Yields 60 cookies 1 1/2 cups sunflower oil (avocado oil works, as well) 2 large eggs 2 cups brown sugar 1/2 cup unsulphured molasses 2 heaping tablespoons freshly grated ginger 4 1/2 cups unbleached flour 1 1/2 tablespoons [...]

By | November 12th, 2021|Recipes|Comments Off on Soft Ginger Molasses Cookies

Future Cures Coalition – Local Grocers Breaking Down Cancer

It's the final weekend to make your donations to the BC Cancer Foundation ! You can donate at any of our stores or on the BC Cancer Foundation website. It's been a pleasure and a privilege to work on this initiative with fellow coalition partners and community leaders Country Grocer, Fairway Markets, Quality Foods, Thrifty [...]

By | November 7th, 2021|Blog, Community, In the News|Comments Off on Future Cures Coalition – Local Grocers Breaking Down Cancer

Butternut Squash & Gnocchi with Sage & Browned Butter

Pillowy gnocchi tossed with sweet roasted butternut squash in a savoury sage and browned butter sauce and topped with grated Gruyère—this is comfort food. There are a few steps, but this recipe is fairly simple and the results are exceptional.   INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 small butternut squash, diced  sea salt and freshly-cracked black pepper [...]

By | October 11th, 2021|Recipes|Comments Off on Butternut Squash & Gnocchi with Sage & Browned Butter

The Future Cures Coalition: Local Grocers Breaking Down Cancer

We've partnered with the BC Cancer Foundation and other Independent Grocers on Vancouver Island to form The Future Cures Coalition. The goal of the coalition is to raise $500,000 for advanced life-saving diagnostic technology at the Vancouver Island Cancer Centre in Victoria.  The PSMA-Pet Scan is state of the art technology used to optimize the [...]

By | September 7th, 2021|Blog, Community, In the News|Comments Off on The Future Cures Coalition: Local Grocers Breaking Down Cancer

Updated Public Health Restrictions In Effect

As announced by the Provincial Health Office, new public health restrictions are in effect. Masks are once again mandated in all indoor public spaces. As of store opening Wednesday, August 25th, anyone entering our stores over the age of 12 is required to wear a mask. We care deeply about the health & safety of [...]

By | August 24th, 2021|Community|Comments Off on Updated Public Health Restrictions In Effect

Apple Hazelnut Crumble with Saltine Crust

This homey dessert takes no time to put together. The cracker crust is a nice surprise and it's great to make with kids—perfect for the pastryphobes among us! Note: you can omit the hazelnuts with no adjustments.   INGREDIENTS Crust:  1 + 1/2 sleeves (2 cups) salted-top salteens 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted 1/4 cup granulated [...]

By | August 16th, 2021|Recipes|Comments Off on Apple Hazelnut Crumble with Saltine Crust

Grilled Apricots With Bocconcini, Prosciutto & Basil

Apricots are in season and there's so much more you can do with this lovely fruit than pies or preserves. Grilled apricots with salty prosciutto, fresh cheese, and herbs is a perfect mid-summer appetizer or salad.   INGREDIENTS 6 just ripe apricots, halved 6 balls of bocconcini 6 fresh basil leaves 6 slices of prosciutto [...]

By | July 27th, 2021|Recipes|Comments Off on Grilled Apricots With Bocconcini, Prosciutto & Basil

Lime & Mint Marinated Chicken Skewers

This simple recipe is a crowd pleaser. Kids like it because there's no garlic or strong spices. Make ahead to allow the marinade to work it's magic!   INGREDIENTS 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil Zest of 3 limes Juice of 3 limes 3 tbsp fresh chopped mint 1/2 tsp [...]

By | July 13th, 2021|Recipes|Comments Off on Lime & Mint Marinated Chicken Skewers

Father’s Day French Toast

Pancakes are great, but do flapjacks use of leftover bread AND taste delicious? No, no they do not. French toast is simple to make and it's a great way for kids to get involved in making something special for dad.   INGREDIENTS 8 x 1" thick slices of your favourite bread. Challah is excellent for [...]

By | June 19th, 2021|Recipes|Comments Off on Father’s Day French Toast

Lemon Posset

Made with just cream, honey and citrus juice, this old-world dessert is simple and lovely. Lighter than custard, denser than mousse, possets are something you must try to truly appreciate!   INGREDIENTS 4 cups heavy or whipping cream (free from thickeners, if you can find it) 1/2 cup of honey 1/3 cup lemon juice 1 tablespoon of [...]

By | May 18th, 2021|Recipes|Comments Off on Lemon Posset