Spring has finally arrived and, just like the trees are sprouting leaves, we are bursting to get outside and enjoy the end of a long winter. Simple pleasures like the satisfying crunch of a fresh snap pea or the delicious lick of an ice cream cone will be savoured. This is the time of year where doing things that make you smile and jumping for joy is a must.
A dinner party isn’t just about the food. There’s a whole art to hosting and planning a great gathering, no matter how simple or sophisticated of an event it is. And it all starts with the blank canvas – your table. How you set your table can be a fun, creative element of party that can really enhance your event. Chances are you’ve put a lot of thought into the food, so let’s showcase it in the best light possible!
Off Our Menu
Green and green and more green please! Asparagus, fiddlehead ferns, peas, spinach, artichokes, chives, dill, and parsley. Yum and yum! Fresh and bright flavours that will wake up your taste buds. And the best green of all? Well you can’t go wrong with a classic and incredibly versatile Green Goddess dressing that will make you devour anything you put it on!
I scream. You scream. We all scream for ice cream! Local favourites Village Ice Cream and Made by Marcus have some serious deliciousness going on that makes going out for ice cream irresistible. We can’t wait to order one of the ice cream cakes from Made by Marcus. How could anyone say no to a lemon curd blueberry ice cream cake with an almond biscuit base? But our most FUN ice cream discovery has been Uzu Taiyaki in Chinatown. Tasty soft serve ice cream like bright green pandan and beautiful purple ube are served in a cute Japanese waffle cone in the shape of a fish! And they line the cone with Nutella before adding the ice cream and the choice of toppings is insane. Super delicious and cute to boot!
Food For Thought
Music can really create a mood (or change one) – especially at a party. For good moods and grooves at your next party, check out our Jump for Joy playlist on Apple Music. Music to cook by, groove to, and celebrate with!
What music gets you in the mood to celebrate? Drop us a line and let us know – we will add it to the playlist. Jump for Joy playlist is perfect for celebrating!
We all know the saying ‘you are what you eat’ – so, are there ‘happy’ foods? Calgarian, nutritionist, and owner of Worth While Nutrition, Kerry Worth says YES! If you’re looking for happy foods to put in your cart, check out this list of 10 foods that will make you instantly happy. Spread the love (and calories) and share them with others!
What’s In Season?
Father’s Day and the Summer Solstice are all just around the corner – hooray! And Canada Day sneaks up right after that. So many reasons to smile, get outside, and share food with family and friends. It may be Spring, but we’re ready to jump for joy!
If you want to spread the joy – please forward this to someone who you know loves to celebrate! They will thank you (and so will we!).