|We hope that you all had a safe and fun holiday! We realize that we might not get a lot of reads on this week’s blog as people continue on with their family traditions; watching World Junior Hockey, finding boxing week deals, watching old movies, spending quality time with family, etc., so this week we will keep the blog short and sweet with our 2014 ‘In Review at Vince’s Market’.|
|Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from all of us here at Vince’s. The next time we post, the Christmas rush will be over and our eyes will be set on New Years. Until then, lets indulge a little and enjoy all different kinds of foods with our families and adopt some new food traditions! This week, we look at the before and after dinner combo of cheese and fruit. Here are tips on preparing a great cheese platter and selecting seasonal fruit.|
|The holiday season is a time of year when we tend to over eat! Do you know why? An obvious reason is the abundance of food that is so easily accessible; cookies, pies, eggnog, and turkey with all the trimmings. Everywhere you look there are luscious and delicious desserts, staring back at you. While the presence of these foods makes you have cravings and overeat, the real reason is stress. It makes you crave sugary, fatty foods and weakens your ability to make good choices. Below are 6 healthy eating tips to help you get through the busy holiday season and beyond.|
|The last and best month of the year, in my opinion, is finally here. With Christmas just around the corner, the month can go by rather quickly and time can easily get ahead of us. Before we find ourselves ringing in the New Year (with Christmas seeming like a blur), let’s focus on planning ahead for an enjoyable holiday season by alleviating some of the stress that accompanies this very exciting, but busy time of year.|
- Get Organized – Organization is key. Make lists for groceries, people to shop for, cards to write, decorations to buy. Sit down with a calendar and give yourself target dates for getting things done.
|Halloween is here and it is such a fabulous evening to be shared for children, teens and adults alike. Everyone can get into the spirit with a little creative thought and planning. We wish all of our customers and your families a safe, warm and fun Halloween night full of tricks and treats. So we wanted to offer some great advice for what to do with all those pumpkin seeds that you have hollowed out. We aren’t the experts, but we scoured the web for some great suggestions and tips and present to you: 12 Things to Do with Pumpkin Seeds. Thank you to http://www.thekitchn.com for putting together this great list of recipes and suggestions. Here are our 5 favourites!|
|There is something so simple and enjoyable about a big pot of home cooked beef stew. When the weather changes, we crave some big flavour, tons of nutrition, filling and EASY comfort food. It’s also quite nice that such a great meal only requires one cutting board, one knife, and one pot! Here are some of our tips to make sure your beef stew is something the whole family will enjoy!|
|Without a doubt the most recognizable symbol of Halloween is a pumpkin carved into a jack-o-lantern. To understand the origins of how pumpkin carving began and what it really means, we must first take a look at the holiday itself. How long has Halloween been around? Have there always been pumpkins carved? Here are some answers as well as 5 easy steps to carving your pumpkin!|