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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

Basic Cut-Out Cookie Recipe

This simple recipe makes a tasty sugar cookie with a good cookie crumb. Feel free to add spices, lemon zest, or different extracts to play with flavouring. INGREDIENTS -1 cup unsalted butter, softened -1 cup granulated sugar -2 eggs, room temperature -4 cups all-purpose flour -1/2 cup cornstarch -3/4 teaspoon kosher salt -1 teaspoon vanilla or almond [...]

By | March 10th, 2021|Recipes|Comments Off on Basic Cut-Out Cookie Recipe

Almond Flour Drop Biscuits

Whether you're eating a low-carb diet or looking for a high-protein snack, these easy to make biscuits hit the spot. Add herbs and spices to change the flavour! Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. INGREDIENTS 2 cup of fine ground almond flour 2 large eggs (room temp) 1/3 cup of [...]

By | February 3rd, 2021|Recipes|Comments Off on Almond Flour Drop Biscuits

German-Style Red Cabbage

This recipe transforms humble red cabbage into a jewel-toned and incredibly delicious side dish. Both sweet and tart, this traditional German dish goes equally well with beef roasts, pork sausages and roasted poultry.   INGREDIENTS 5 cups thinly sliced red cabbage 1/2 large yellow onion finely diced 1 large Granny Smith apple, diced 4 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons red currant [...]

By | January 11th, 2021|Recipes|Comments Off on German-Style Red Cabbage