by Craig Thomas, catering specialist
Friday, May 17, 2013
It’s the time of year again that can strike fear in the hearts of parents…graduation party season!
Don’t despair! There’s a lot to think about, but it doesn’t have to be a nightmare of to-do lists. Follow these simple steps to streamline your party planning process:
1. Set your budget
This step will be the basis of all your other decisions. Set a total dollar amount for the party and stick to it before things get out of hand! A money saving idea is to consider hosting the party with another family. Many of the same people would be invited to each of the parties, so why not consolidate?
Daphne Meyer, cheese specialist at Lunds Edina
Thursday, May 16, 2013
I find myself enjoying this time of year; the weather is really nice and Minnesotans are finally making their way out of hibernation to simply be outside and soak up that vitamin D. I always enjoy having a picnic outside and one of my favorite things to bring to the picnic is cheese.
Janice Cox, registered dietitian at Byerly's Ridgedale
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
May is International Mediterranean Diet Month, a chance to focus attention on one of the world's healthiest (and most delicious) diets.
In February, 2013, a major clinical trial was published in The New England Journal of Medicine showing a 30 percent risk reduction for heart attacks and strokes with the Mediterranean diet. In April, 2013, a second large scale study was published in Neurology that showed following the Mediterranean Diet was associated with lower risk of memory and cognitive impairment. With new evidence, this topic has been especially hot.
by Colin Lyons, produce buyer
Friday, May 10, 2013
I have the pleasure of being the buyer for our berry category at Lunds and Byerly’s. I say “the pleasure” because I cannot think of another category more exciting, fresh, or delicious than berries.
It is fun to be able to offer such delicious berries at a real value to our customers. Certainly the most popular of the berries is strawberries. They are always a beautiful, bright red color and can immediately put a smile on anyone’s face.
Blackberries are also popular in our stores, but right now is the absolute best time of the year to buy! For a limited time, and exclusively at Lunds and Byerlys, we are offering Driscoll’s season’s finest blackberries.
Byron Hanson, director of food service and bakery
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Walking through our stores, you can’t help but notice the sushi bar in the deli. If you’re like me, you find yourself mesmerized by the master sushi chefs from Hissho Sushi as their hands fly over the rolls, tossing mouthwatering ingredients in and wrapping everything so quickly. You’d swear it was an illusion.
What’s equally impressive, yet not quite as obvious when you’re standing there, is the deep-seated commitment and passion Hissho Sushi has for excellence in every aspect of their operation—from sourcing fresh ingredients and creating products that are on-trend, to their commitment to food safety and providing remarkable service.