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Inside Sum-m! Kitchen: Pear Crisp Recipe

A few years ago, I went through a phyllo phase. We’re talking about Chicken Pot Pies with a phyllo pastry top. Apple turn overs made with phyllo. Oh, and phyllo wrapped brie. All within a couple weeks of one another. Pear Phyllo Crisp was something I made with my left over phyllo pastry. Now after […]

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Thanksgiving – Turkey, Stuffing, and Dressing

Canadian Thanksgiving is next Monday, October 12th and our neighbour, the USA, won’t be celebrating it till Thursday, November 26th. It is officially turkey season! When it comes to a Turkey dinner, there’s a mandatory side dish of stuffing or is it dressing? Wait – isn’t it the same thing?

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10 Food Items You Should Avoid If You Have a Nut Allergy

Do you have a nut allergy? Know someone that does? Here are 10 food items that may contain nuts! First of all, you do not have to avoid any Fine Choice Foods’ products.  We are a food manufacturer that is MSG free, trans fat fee, artificial ingredients free, and nut free! Now that we’ve got that out […]

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Just Ask Sum-m! – Where are your Microwave Instructions?

Every now and then, we get an inquiry from our spring roll and crispy wonton loving customers wondering where in the world our microwave heating instructions are. We don’t offer microwave instructions for these items and it is time to reveal why with a little help from science! First off, let’s explain the phenomenon of […]

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Food for British Columbia

If you call British Columbia home, you would have been affected in one way or another. Whether the wind blows to the East or to the West, smoke has affected the air quality from Vancouver Island to cities in our neighbouring province, Alberta. We have been experiencing an unusually warm and dry summer this year. […]

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Guest Post: Helen Sanders on What It Means To Eat Vegetarian And Vegan

We get a lot of questions from our customers wondering if our Crispy Vegetable Spring Rolls and Vegetable Gyozas are vegan-friendly. We are excited to have Helen Sanders, founder of HealthAmbition.com, help us break down what it means to eat vegetarian and vegan. Helen and her team at Health Ambition break down complicated health advice and […]

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20+ Food Items You Should Avoid If You Have an Egg Allergy

  Easter’s upon us and that means Easter egg hunts! Everywhere you turn, you’ll find eggs – chocolate eggs, coloured eggs, and plastic eggs. For those who are actually allergic to chicken eggs, it is best to know where they are hiding every day. We want to help! We have gathered a list of 20+ […]

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How to Cook Gyozas When The Power is Out

  Earlier this October, British Columbia got hit with a huge storm. This one lasted 3-4 days long to be exact. The storm brought periods of heavy rains and strong winds, so strong that the power went off for a few hours at our plant in Richmond, BC. To keep ourselves occupied for the next couple of […]

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Food For Fort McMurray

  Most of us heard about the Fort McMurray wildfires back in May. What you may not have known were the facts  – The fire started burning May 1st and was only declared under control on July 1st, Canada Day. It consumed approximately 590,000 hectares of forest, 2400 structures, 10% of the city, and forcing […]

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Breakfast In A Roll Recipe

  Mother’s Day is just around the corner here in North America (Did you know that in the UK, Mother’s Day is celebrated in March?) and we are all looking for something to thank mom for all that she is and all that she has done.   So for the dads with young kids, teenagers, […]

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30 Years Celebration Blog Series – Sum-m! of Our Food

The food at Fine Choice Foods has come a long way since 1986. We have gone from making a large variety of dim sum and popular Chinese dishes in the late 80s and early 90s, to streamlining and perfecting our Spring Rolls, Gyozas, Egg Rolls, Wontons and sauces over the last decade. While we were […]