Excite Your Tastebuds this Victoria Day Weekend!

This Victoria Day long weekend, get yourself outside to celebrate with family and friends! Fire up the barbeque, mix a few cold beverages, and start enjoying the down time.

But what are the essentials for the perfect weekend? First and foremost, selecting the right food to grill up is key! One of our favorite things to do is to make our own burger patties. If this is something new to you, don’t worry! There are countless resources online to help you get the best results possible, such as:

Fox Valley Foodie

Here’s Fox Valley’s takeaway on crafting the perfect burger:

“There is more to know about how to make burger patties than simply forming meat into a patty shape. To make the best burger like your favorite restaurant you need to pay attention to the simple details. It only takes about 13┬áminutes!”

You just need quality ground met, salt & pepper, brioche buns, a little butter, some cheddar cheese, and the toppings of your choice–we suggest our Cimelio™ heirloom tomatoes!

But you can’t have a great barbeque if there aren’t finger foods to snack on. For a fast, easy and, most importantly, healthy snack option, slice up some bell peppers, mini cucumbers and your favorite varieties of snacking tomatoes, and serve alongside the dressing of your choice. Try combining some mayo and olive oil with finely copped garlic and dill for an aioli you surely won’t want to miss!

Now, how about what you’ll be drinking? You’ve likely already selected your go-to cocktail or beer, but you can’t forget to stay hydrated. And we’ve got just the thing to help!

Try our simple and effective Cucumber Cooler Drink! Here’s what you’ll need:

1 thinly sliced lemon
1 thinly sliced Long English cucumber
A handful of mint leaves

It’s as simple as combining all of the ingredients in water, and letting it sit for at least an hour!

We hope you and the rest of our friends in Canada have an incredible Victoria Day long weekend with great friends and family, and some incredible food.