With Easter behind us, a rainy April well under way, and BBQ Season sputtering to a slow start, let’s look forward to one of our favourite “Holidays”, Cinco de Mayo!

For the past 5 years, The Piggy Market has been marking the occasion with tacos, tacos, and more tacos.  With the 5th on a Friday this year, we’re expecting a huge run of tacos, and are producing the following varieties:

Tacos Pastor – Slow Roasted Marinated Pork, with Red Onion, Cilantro, and Pineapple

Tacos Pibil – Banana Leaf wrapped pork, with Pickled Red Onion

Beef Cheek Tacos – Dave’s personal favourite, slow braised beef cheeks, with hot sauce, onion and cilantro.

Lamb Tacos – Braised local lamb, with black bean salsa and crema

Last year, we added Tamales to the list of Cinco de Mayo products, and will most likely do them again this year.  This decision has yet to be made….

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.