Perfect Pairings

Peanut butter and jelly, french fries and ketchup, and your home with anything from The Piggy Market are some examples of perfect pairings. Some food items are able to thrive quite well on their own, however sometimes the addition of another item will serve to heighten certain flavours and improve the overall culinary experience that one will have.

Take for example seasoning; all of our finely cut artisan butchered meats are fantastic and provide their own unique flavour profiles on their own, but without the basics of salt and pepper to properly season them to help to bring out those flavours, the meat can’t truly be appreciated. We proudly carry the Vancouver Island Salt Co product line of flavoured seasoning salts that will help elevate any type of meat to another level of flavour!

When you take some of our freshly baked bread and add some of our amazing jam and jelly options (such as the Moss Berry Farm Jams, Ashton Naturals and Top Shelf Preserves product lines) you transcend that already delicious and flavourful bread into something new and exciting for your taste buds to enjoy.

Visit The Piggy Market today to create your own perfect flavour pairings with our many tasty options!

Soup, There It Is!: A Comforting Way to Stay Warm

The weather has been quite dreary lately, which can make one just want to curl up on the couch with a warm blanket, favourite movie and a hot bowl of soup. Besides the immediate sense of nostalgia that soup can bring (your Mother making something to fill both your bowl and stomach) those comforting feelings are actually very beneficial to your well-being.

‘Soup is good for the health.

Perhaps the easiest way to add vegetables to your daily meals is to eat soup. You can make several bowls of soup filled with fruits and veggies each day and you’ll be filled. Eating vegetables is part of a healthy diet so veggie soups are highly recommended. Fiona Kirk wrote a book on soup as an effective diet. In her bestseller “Soup Can Make You Thin”, Kirk wrote:

“The wealth of ingredients in a bowl of soup provides a good balance of carbohydrates, protein and fats as well as the vitamins and minerals required to create energy and keep us firing on all cylinders.”

Soup makes you feel full.

Soup fills you up because it stretches the stomach. You easily feel full so it’s ideal to eat soup at the beginning of every meal.’

Let us help you relive those comforting moments with some of our finest house made soups:

Turkey Noodle

Beef and Barley

Sausage and Lentil

Tomato Coconut

Potato Leek

Cream of Celery Root

Velvet Squash and many more!

New soups are made every 2-3 days, so make sure to stop by to see what’s available.