Stocking up your pantry at Vince’s Market is easy! The back to school season is around the corner and we’ve got all your school snacking and lunch needs on our promotional ad along with great in-store features! Don’t forget that fall is quickly approaching as well and with that comes the season of family favourites and comfort foods.
Now that we have reached the unofficial mid-way point of the summer with the civic long weekend upon us, our ideas for mixing up our entertaining and meal celebration options begin to dwindle. Every long weekend deserves to be a time of celebration and relaxation with family and friends, but that doesn’t always mean cooking up and serving the same thing every meal. At Vince’s Market, we have taken a few traditional items that everyone loves and added twists to them for long weekend celebrations that are easy to prepare.
Fresh Ontario produce is rolling into our stores, with new varieties of fruits coming in almost every day. Peaches, Sugar Plums, Apricots and more are now in stock! Pickling dills and beets are in, so get your friends together and get pickling.
One of my personal favourites is the short, but delicious, Ontario Wild Blueberry Season.
Canada Day Weekend is here!
What a weekend to celebrate. What a weekend to BBQ. What a weekend to spend time with friends and family. And what a weekend to shop fresh, quality, and convenient at Vince’s Market.
And for even more convenience, all Vince’s Market locations are open from 8am-6pm on Canada Day! So don’t panic if you forgot a key ingredient, we’ve got you covered!
To all of those soccer lovers out there, today is the start of the UEFA Euro 2016 soccer tournament from France. What better way to kick off a summer of high-level international sport than with this tournament in advance of the Rio Olympics this coming August. Most people can remember some of the amazing sporting moments that occur at these events, like where were you when Sydney Crosby scored the Golden Goal in 2010?
To get in the European spirit this week our blog will highlight the game-day snacks of choice from all across Europe. And some tips on how you can bring a taste of these wonderful culinary countries to your table.
In follow up to last week’s blog, Giancarlo asked me to continue to let people know why our meat departments are so much different from other stores. Sometimes we take for granted the special things that we do, and Giancarlo pointed out to me that we should be letting you know about some of our key points of difference.
Being a Partner at Vince’s Market means we wear many different hats. One of the hats that I wear is “Meat Department Management Team Lead”.
In our world, that translates to the success of our meat department teams in our stores resting on me. Further, that also means that on Victoria Day long weekend, when everyone is thinking about starting their summer and cleaning off their BBQ’s, I have been asked to write about the exciting things that are happening in our meat departments!
The frost is making way for the tulips starting to poke through. The birds are starting to sing in the mornings again. All signs point that spring is in the air with Easter just around the corner. This gets me thinking of Easter egg hunts, egg painting and chocolate bunnies. Easter also gets me thinking about the family getting together for Easter Dinner. You know with the glazed ham, scalloped potatoes, boiled carrots and green salad. How exciting, another traditional dinner. This year, let’s think a little outside the box of boring traditional dinners. Let me get your creative juices following. I’ll give you some new and refreshing ideas while still using the same family favourite ingredients! You can have a refreshing take on family favourites, while still sticking to the tried and testing traditional Easter Dinner.
Now, this post may seem opposite of our recent posts which have been all about healthy options. But just because something is referred to as “Comfort Food” doesn’t mean it still can’t be fresh while still being decadent and delicious. Vince’s has made an effort to reduce our frozen food section and concentrate instead on FRESH heat and serve meal ideas. Vince’s is taking Comfort Food to a whole other level with our Vince’s Own Prepared Dishes to keep you and your family warm and fed during these cold winter months.