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Making jam is easy. Wait, what? That’s right! With a few basic kitchen tools, a short list of ingredients and about 30 minutes, you can become a pro at stirring up no-cook jams. The flavours and colours of these spreads will be as bright and ripe as the fruits you’ve chosen. And just wait for the smiles that will greet you when you slather a little of this summery sunshine on toast or between cake layers.

Biting into a juicy, summer-fresh peach is one of life’s real pleasures. And when that velvety, sweet fruit is at its height of perfection, we just can’t get enough: Summer isn’t complete until you gobble one up over the kitchen sink as the juice drips down your chin! But there are so many more ways to use fresh peaches—check out these 10 yummy ideas.

From parks to rooftops, sharing food under blue skies or starry nights is one of summer’s sweetest pleasures. Keep your picnic fresh and fun with these tips.

A traditional S’more starts with a golden graham cracker, the base for a square of chocolate and a perfectly roasted marshmallow. But that’s just the beginning – expand your S’more horizons by taking the classic flavour and switching it up.

Cedar-planked salmon is a summer classic, but did you know you can plank an array of barbecued dishes? These smooth, thin boards of untreated hardwood char on the bottom and infuse any food arranged on the surface with smoke. By cooking meat, seafood, veggies, fruit or even S’mores on a plank, you can add subtle smoky and woodsy flavours and lock in extra moisture.

Summer calls for sleeping under the stars. Whether you prefer upscale glamping, heading to a campsite with your family or pitching a tent in the backwoods, food is a big part of the camping experience. Here’s your guide to camp-friendly cooking, with recipes that offer make-ahead tips so you’ll have more time to relax and enjoy the outdoors. With these easy meal ideas, everyone on your trip will be a happy camper.

For most Canadians, what qualifies as our “national” cuisine is a little mysterious. But our provinces and territories do share a love of some distinctive foods that originated from inside our borders. Here are 10 that make us proud to be Canadian.

At the end of a family reunion, neighbourhood barbecue or kid’s birthday party, you can count on having leftover burger buns and rolls. These eight tasty ideas will help you use them up before they go stale.

A full complement of 144 golfers gathered at the beautiful Peninsula Lakes Golf Club in Fonthill for the 6th Annual Sobeys Golf Tournament in support of Niagara Nutrition Partners. Surpassing a goal of $18,000, golfers’ generosity brought in $20,000, bringing the total funds raised over 6 years to almost $80,000. The Sobeys Fonthill team continues their commitment to Niagara wide student nutrition programs which is already a vital part of the day for more than 17,000 children in the Niagara Region. SobeysFonthill owner, Ron Kore, believes that, “no child should go hungry and every child should be given the opportunity to be the best they can be. The tournament is a way I can involve the community in giving back. This gives back to many children across Niagara including my hometown of Pelham.”

Nothing brings people together like food—especially when they arrive at a party with their favourite saladlasagna or brownies in hand. It’s no wonder, then, that we always love a good potluck. It’s easy on your budget but—more important—it’s fun and delicious. After all, if sharing a table makes a stranger a friend, sharing a kitchen makes them family. Here are our top tips to help you throw a stress-free potluck.

Bugs dive-bombing the potato salad? Invert a big wire-mesh colander over the bowl, and voilà — no flies!

Toss shrimp with marinade. Grill on medium-high heat 3 to 5 min., turning occasionally, until cooked through ( internal temperature reaches 165°F /74°C). Remove from grill.

Get ribby for summer with these great Maple BBQ Pork Ribs!

A chilled glass brimming with a frosty beverage is one of the simplest — yet most delightful — pleasures of summer. Beat the heat with one of these delicious updated retro-style thirst-quenchers: We’re talking patio favourites like sangria, old-school libations such as punch, and cheeky mocktails and cocktails served up with fresh, sophisticated twists.

Fresh corn is one of summer’s most loved vegetables. Sweet, crisp and endlessly versatile, it’s the side dish to some of your favourite summer meals. And we have all the tips you need to enjoy it, from husking to cooking.

Grilling is a year-round pleasure for Canadians. Of course we do it at the height of summer, when our backyards are filled with family and friends, but we’re also out there on the coldest winter days, when we need a little taste of sunshine on our plates. The greatest thing about grilling – other than keeping the heat out of the kitchen! – is that you can do it night after night, and you’ll never run out of possibilities for new and delicious meals. One secret: You can switch things up with a variety of marinades, rubs and sauces.

Beef, especially if it’s a premium cut, is a bit of a splurge, so cooking steak can seem a little daunting. But have no fear! Follow our three steps, and you’ll be serving up tender, juicy steaks like a pro, whether you’re firing up the grill or using a hot skillet on the stovetop.

Raw, steamed, roasted or grilled—we love our asparagus any way it’s served up. Whether you prefer yours bright green or pale white, here are the tips, tricks and easy recipes you need to enjoy asparagus to the fullest.

Everyone needs the occasional refresh when it comes to preparing the produce we know and love. Luckily, it’s easy to become a stem-to-tip cook, using up every part of the vegetable, especially the bits that are typically destined for the compost bin. Being innovative with leafy tops and tough stems is surprisingly rewarding and helps reduce kitchen waste as well.

There are many easy and tasty ways to replace refined sugar in your meals—and you’ll barely notice the difference! Here are some of our best solutions.

For brighter batter colours on sides of baked cakes, grease sides of cake pans by brushing on mixture equal parts vegetable oil and all-purpose flour, stirred smooth.

Want to cook fish more often but find the process a little daunting? Not anymore! This handy guide will help build your confidence so you won’t think twice about putting fish on your shopping list. Here’s everything you need to know about preparing, cooking and serving it.

A one-skillet dinner that will have the family raving and meal on the table in a mere 40 minutes! Seriously!slogo-150x150

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Cooking is a basic skill that’s fun and important for kids to learn. Here are ways to start teaching them — and a delicious recipe to share. Start with our Meatball Panzerotti recipe and follow along.

From juggling work agendas to getting the kids ready, it can be tempting to skip breakfast on hectic mornings. But think twice before ditching this important meal. “Breakfast gives our bodies and minds energy to start the day,” says registered dietitian Kristy Hogger. “By skipping breakfast, we may also skip important nutritional benefits.”

Want to cook fish more often but find the process a little daunting? Not anymore! This handy guide will help build your confidence so you won’t think twice about putting fish on your shopping list. Here’s everything you need to know about preparing, cooking and serving it.

Cooking isn’t some kind of magic; it’s one of the most important life skills you’ll ever learn. And it starts right here: knowing how to read a recipe, follow instructions, and prep ingredients and equipment. Whatever your experience level — whether you’re a parent teaching your kids how to cook or a newbie just starting out on your own — our expert tips and strategies will help build your abilities and ensure your finished dishes are as delicious as we intended them to be.


  • 2 oz grated OKA L' Artisan (1/2 cup/125 mL) 60 g 
  • 2 oz grated OKA Cheese (1/2 cup/125 mL) 60 g 
  • 2 oz grated Sensations by Compliments 2 Years Aged Cheddar 
    (1/2 cup/125 mL) 60 g 
  • 2 tsp cornstarch 10 mL 
  • 1/2 cup lager-style beer 125 mL 
  • 1 clove garlic, smashed 
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme 
  • 2 tsp finely chopped chives 10 mL 
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard 5 mL 
  • pinch of pepper 
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped toasted walnuts 15 mL 
  • 1/2 baguette, sliced 


Looking for something cozy for dinner tonight? Try Sobey's Korean braised short ribs recipe packed with sweet, spicy and tangy Korean flavours.

Everyone has a box of pancake mix stashed in the cupboard. But why make a plain batch when you can dish up something special by tossing a few new ingredients into the batter?

Tasty, versatile and good for both you and your wallet, pulses have got a lot going for them. From lentils to chickpeas to beans, the legume family is grown extensively in the Canadian Prairies and can be found at the heart of diverse cuisines. It’s time for you to get soaking!

We all care about adding more nutrition into our diet. While the idea of adding a nutritional boost to our food is appealing, we don’t want to sacrifice flavour and those delicious meals that the entire family loves. With help from registered dietitian Kristy Hogger, we’ve given six classic recipes a nutritional makeover by swapping out the traditional ingredients with better-for-you alternatives. The result is recipes that you can feel good about serving!

Few things top off a family celebration better than sharing a delicious cake. It’s a relatively easy to make dessert, and once you have a few classic cakes in your repertoire, you can get creative and add your own personal touches. There are hundreds of cake options out there, from fluffy sponge to fudgy chocolate gateau to creamy cheesecake. These are our 10 favourites that will please all tastes and can be adapted for any occasion.

Comfort food means something different to everyone, but classic comfort dishes all have one thing in common: they make you feel good. As the colder weather approaches, it’s time to revisit those savoury and sweet foods that we know and love.

A four-layer holiday extravaganza, this eye-catching cake combines tart seasonal cranberries, whipped cream and rich dark chocolate goodness.

The Milanese panettone or “big bread,” is cylindrical in shape and crowned with a domed top. The cake dough rises and falls three times before being baked with candied fruit and raisins, although some modern versions feature chocolate too.

Food brings people together during the holiday season, so it’s no surprise that making, exchanging and receiving edible gifts is part of the fun. Whether they’re for a foodie friend or the loved one who has everything, homemade treats are the perfect way to let them know you care. With our simple planning guide and helpful tips, exchanging edible gifts may soon become an annual tradition.

What’s more appetizing or festive than an edible holiday gift? Practical and fun, homemade food gifts in beautifully bundled Mason jars are guaranteed to delight family and friends. Make a few of these 12 festive gift jar recipes for the food-lovers on your list.

Join Colin Sanders, Community Living Ontario and member associations from across the province for an exciting 4,000-kilometre adventure – A Million Possibilities: Solo Ocean Row 2017. In December of 2017, Colin will be crossing the Atlantic Ocean – from the Canary Islands to Antigua – to not only challenge himself, but to challenge others including YOU in making a real difference in the lives of people who have an intellectual disability and their families.

Whether you’re throwing a backyard barbecue or hosting a holiday open house, punch will be your best friend, because guests can serve themselves. You can easily customize the drink to suit the occasion or season, too. This handy guide will help you whip up a delicious, crowd-pleasing bowl of punch.

It wouldn’t be the holidays without a festive spread of desserts and treats. This season, we’re here to help you reimagine sweet holiday favourites with recipes you’ll love – and love to make.  And if the busy holiday rush leaves you with little time to bake, we’ve got delicious store-bought options and other time-saving and gift-giving solutions.

The Sobeys Fonthill team continues their commitment to Niagara wide student nutrition programs which is already a vital part of the day for more than 17,000 children in the Niagara Region.

Brunch works equally well for laid-back get-togethers and special occasions, since you can dress it up or down to suit the gathering. You can also serve brunch at a time that works best for you—whether it’s a traditional morning-style gathering or an afternoon open house.

Is there anything as comforting as the aroma of coffee? With all sorts of delicious flavour notes—chocolate, caramel, spice and fruit—it adds richness without sweetness to cookies, cakes, puddings and other desserts. Here’s how to jazz up tasty treats with java.

Warming, wholesome and easy to make, soup is a delicious part of any meal. Add in the right combination of spices and seasonings, and you’ll have an even stronger flavour base for your favourite soups. And if you’re planning on enjoying leftovers, fun toppings ensure you get the most out of your meal again and again.


We love Halloween for a lot of reasons: the costumes, pumpkin carving, and we can’t forget the food! If you’re having a Halloween party this year, or are looking to start a new tradition, we’ve created some spooktacular recipes and ideas that’ll get your family and friends into the spirit of the holiday.

Start off your evening with appetizers that will set the mood and get everyone excited for the spooky night ahead. Try serving our Full Moon Sliders or Deviled Eggs with Chives!

As the air turns crisp and the days get shorter, schedules get busier and life can sometimes feel like a juggling act. On busy days, eating properly is essential to your health and well being. “A balanced diet is key to positively influencing energy levels and mood,” says registered dietitian Kristy Hogger.

Crisp air, falling leaves and in-season produce mean it’s time to celebrate fall’s bounty with delicious recipes.

It’s your turn to host Thanksgiving dinner, and you can’t wait to welcome the family to your table. But uh-oh: You’ve got a turkey to roast, sides to prep, a table to set and pies to bake, and time is running out. Don’t sweat it. You’ve got this—even if you’re down to the wire. We’ve gathered up our best shortcuts, tips and hacks for pulling off the big feast with plenty of style and way less stress.

The leaves are turning, the smell of wood smoke is in the air, and the kids are counting down the days to Halloween—fall is a magical time of year in Canada. From apple picking to the first hockey game of the season, autumn is packed with fun activities for the whole family. And what better way to toast these special moments than with a hot beverage that warms you to your toes? Here are some of our favourites.

Like an extra pair of hands in the kitchen, a slow cooker lets you walk away while it does all the work. Coming home to hearty, ready-to-eat braised meals at the end of the day makes life easier—but that’s not all this hard-working appliance can cook up. Here’s how to get the most out of it.

Imagine putting a delicious meal on the table in less than an hour with only one pan to wash afterward. Sound too good to be true? Nope! Sheet pan dinners are tasty winners that make cooking and cleanup easy.

Nothing brings people together like food—especially when they arrive at a party with their favourite saladlasagna or brownies in hand. It’s no wonder, then, that we always love a good potluck. It’s easy on your budget but—more important—it’s fun and delicious. After all, if sharing a table makes a stranger a friend, sharing a kitchen makes them family. Here are our top tips to help you throw a stress-free potluck.

With Canada's growing season being short, we know you want to make the most of summer's bounty! From peach grilled cheese sandwiches, pot luck favourites such as a layered corn, black bean and rice salad, to quick pickling ideas to savour summer in winter, we've got you covered!

Delicious recipes to celebrate Canada's 150th all summer long!

What does every member of the Sobeys team love? That’s easy: good food. And we know you do, too. Our recipe solutions are here to help you make delicious, nourishing meals that aren’t meant to be perfect—but to simply be enjoyed at home and taste great.

Your recipe for success this year is our wide variety of solutions that will help you prepare delicious meals for any occasion.

This tangy topper uses our new Spirited Mickie Gold Rush Barbecue Sauce. Try it on burgers, sandwiches or your favourite fries.

Enjoying food should be ultra-simple when it’s hot outside. That’s why we’re sharing our 10 favourite summer food hacks that make life deliciously easy.

We're celebrating two big milestones: Canada's 150th birthday and Sobeys turns 110! To kick off the party, check out Celebrate - you'll find tasty recipes, limited edition products and great tips that will make your get-togethers easy and fun!

Sobeys Fonthill is proud to team up with Niagara Nutrition Partners (NNP) once again for the 5th Annual Golf Tournament in support of student nutrition programs. 17,000 Niagara students are provided a nutritious breakfast, snack and or lunch program daily.  With your support and participation Sobeys will reach this year’s goal, raising a total of $50,000!

You are cordially invited to the Sobeys 5th Annual Charity Golf Tournament to be held on Tuesday, June 20th 2017 at Peninsula Lakes Golf Course in Fonthill.  It is one of the finest golf courses in Ontario.  The previous four Sobeys Golf Tournaments have raised a total of $40,000 going to Niagara Nutrition Partners, an organization that helps to support the breakfast and snack programs in our local schools.

Grilling isn’t just for cottage season—it’s a year-round pleasure across our nation, even when we have to wear parkas and snow boots to do it. Of course, cold weather does present unique challenges when it comes to firing up the ‘cue, but you can still enjoy your favourite dishes when the mercury dips. Here’s our expert advice for easy winter grilling.

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Today, Mayor Dave Augustyn stopped in at Fonthill Sobeys to present Ron Kore with the 2015 Corporate Peer Award. He offered his thanks to Ron for his generosity to so many charities and commitment to improving our town. Ron was unable to attend the Town of Pelham Volunteer & Community Corporate Recognition Ceremony held at the end of October. At the event it was formally announced that Fonthill Sobeys is this year's Corporate Peer Award recipient.

Sobeys Fonthill held a food drive recently, over 300 bags of food was purchased and donated to Pelham Cares. This is a very important time of the year for the food banks in the region as need is high and the shelves are nearly empty.

Have you been to Fonthill Sobeys lately? If you have, you'll notice that you need to re-orient yourself. A few of the fantastic additions include a sushi and noodle bar, confectionary department to rival any county fair, cheese counter featuring products from around the world and ready made salads, side dishes, lunches and full meals. Take a few minutes to get reacquainted and we're sure you'll love what you find!

Pelham Cares recently received a very generous donation from Fonthill Sobeys! As a result of the recent renovation, Sobeys donated over $25,000 in grocery and personal care items. Ron Kore of Sobeys commented that is important to support families in our community, ensuring that this donation came directly to Pelham Cares.


Join the Fonthill Sobeys team for the 2015 Charity Golf Tournament to support Niagara Nutrition Partners.  Register now for June 15th at Peninsula Lakes Golf Club.