The Vince’s Market Partner Vendor Meeting is held annually in the fall and is an opportunity for us to bring together the entire community of stakeholders in an effort to be transparent and accountable to those people who make our business possible. Never lost on Vince’s is the reality that to be a successful in the competitive grocery business takes a team of committed partners with a shared vision and set of goals. At Vince’s, the priority is the customer – always has been and always will be.
The Ontario Food Terminal is definitely alive with variety right now and you cannot beat the smell of the day’s selection on a crisp spring morning. As you may or may not know, I visit the terminal 5 days a week to pick out the produce that is sold at our Vince’s Market locations. It is a job I have been doing for well over 30 years. The excitement and enjoyment of sourcing out the best products for my customers is a job I take great pride in.
So this year I am committed to changing all of that by visiting the greenhouses/garden centres, speaking with seasoned gardeners, learning from my mistakes, and managing my expectations. Fingers crossed. I’m taking advice; so feel free to share by commenting on this blog post or on our Facebook page.
A little trick I’ve learned, is wiping the grill down with limes – the acidity will help clean the grill and leave a great citrus flavor on your beef. I’m a traditional kind of guy and like to simply salt my beef with a course texture sea salt and a light sprinkle of our Vince’s Coterie Spice Rub. These two approaches can make anyone look like a pro!
In a prior Vince’s advertisement, they called me the “Platter Expert”. I had many customers calling asking for this so called “Platter Expert”. I had a good laugh over this. I am not sure if I am an Expert, but I can tell you that I treat each platter order with the utmost importance and will do my very best to produce the very best food for your family and friends to enjoy. I oversee and produce all of the custom platter and tray orders for all of the Vince’s locations. I would be happy to speak with you about any of your needs.
As mentioned in previous blog posts, one of the most important nutrients for protecting and maintaining a healthy heart are Omega-3 Fatty Acids. These oils are called essential fatty acids since the body cannot produce them on their own. These oils are especially rich in foods like Salmon, Walnuts and Flax Seeds. Make sure to add these and other Omega-3 rich foods into your regular diet to ensure that you get an adequate intake of these essential fatty acids.
It’s almost here, the big day for all of you football fans, the big game, the Super Bowl. As you get ready for the big game, you might have a team full of hungry fans descending on your doorstep. What is an easy meal idea that you can make ahead of time, so you don’t have to miss any of the game being in the kitchen? How about this super easy Super Bowl Chili recipe?
Eggs form a central part of Easter celebrations, from the chocolate eggs hidden in Easter egg hunts, to the beautifully decorated Ukrainian Easter eggs. But what is the symbolism of Easter eggs? And why does the Easter Bunny leave eggs?
This week’s focus is on another green veggie (you may notice a theme here, as there are many green vegetables that are worthy of “super” status). Kale is a dark leafy green that is high in calcium, Vitamin K, C and loads of other phytonutrients. As mentioned in another previous blog on alkalizing foods, it is also loaded with alkaline minerals that help your body to maintain a healthy pH. Kale, like most leafy greens, is also great for your liver and supports it in its detoxification processes.