Happy Labour Day weekend from all of us at Vince’s Market - we are open and ready to serve you! The summer air is slowly turning cooler and the kids are dreading that first day back to school. As our everyday routines begin to change, so do our eating and food preparation habits. While we may be able to sneak in a few more nights of BBQ, cooking meals in the oven or on the stove top isn’t far off.
But before we turn off the grill for the season, I think this upcoming weekend provides a great final opportunity to celebrate Ontario and all the bounties that it provides while we still can. I’m talking about enjoying more super sweet Ontario corn, peaches, and nectarines. I don’t think much persuading is necessary, especially when it’s about these few items. They are staples in this province when it comes to summer fruits and vegetables and here at Vince’s Market, we are stocked up and ready for this weekend! Or how about a nice juicy steak of your choice? The marbling on a rib steak provides those fatty pockets that bring out the great flavour that any meat lover will enjoy. I’m definitely going to pick something up that I can grill this weekend and savour that last chance we have at a BBQ dinner.
Just as we are scraping off our grill for the last time, we need to be planning dinner ideas for the week ahead. This time of year can be particularly hectic as new routines are formed and getting through that adjustment period can be difficult. Personally I am looking forward to browsing our meat and prepared meat department for some creative and unique dinner options. Our butcher’s take pride in keeping their meat counters looking great and love to mix in imaginative dinner creations. The best part of these selections is that generally they are ready to be fired in the oven without the hassle of any mess or preparation.
I’m looking forward to baking a tasty Swiss cheese and asparagus stuffed chicken breast or letting a nice piece of beef brisket braise in the slow cooker over the course of the day only to have it eaten in mere minutes. The bonus here is that when the kids come home from school and dinner needs to be prepared, these options make it easy. Please make a point to check out our prepared meat sections in our stores. They will lend a hand when needing to decide on a quick, tasty, and healthy option.
This time of year also brings out the best in apples and anything made with apples; including pies, crisps, and turnovers. Ontario apples are a frequent snack for me while at work. Knowing that I’m supporting local farmers, while chomping down on that delicious honey crisp, makes it that much better! Our baked in-store Vince’s Own apple pies and crisps compliment and helps finish off a family dinner perfectly – maybe even with a scoop of French Vanilla ice cream. Have a walk around our bakeries to discover more sweet selections. It’s not hard to find – just follow your nose.
All Vince’s locations are open on the holiday Monday from 8am to 6pm. Our butchers will be preparing fresh cut meat and our produce department will be stocked with all of your favourite fresh fruits and vegetables. We hope you will come in and let us help you celebrate the last weekend of summer!
Until next time,