Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Manzella's, Giglio's and Giovanni's may be gone, but there are other markets and bakeries in St. Clair Shores to frequent.
Sadly, sometimes a business must shutter its doors. Reasons vary, but ultimately it means an empty building or storefront, a loss of jobs and revenue. In 2011, three well-known family-owned stores closed -- Manzella's Fruit Market, neighboring Giovanni Bakery, and Giglio's Market. Bad news, without a doubt, since all three businesses had been around for decades. The good news is, for the customer who prefers to shop close to home, a few local stalwarts remain. Often your local bakery makes fresh bread daily -- the owners getting up in the wee hours of the morning to make the day's goods. That's the case for Hodell's Cake Shop and Harper Bakery. Hodell's Cake Shop Hodell's has been in business for 55 years, starting in Detroit, but they …
Monday, June 25, 2012
The St. Clair Shores processor blends the traditional, and the modern, as it produces familiar brands of cured and smoked meats for the local market and beyond.
If you’ve ever driven in the area of Little Mack and Stephens, and wondered about Butcher Boy Meats -- Is it a shop, or is it a meat processing plant? -- you’re right on both accounts. Butcher Boy has been there for decades, and in 2005 it was bought by a company with many years of heritage -- namely, Alexander & Hornung -- a name all too familiar for those with Polish or German heritage. Whether you like brats sizzling on the grill, a holiday ham, or simply want some Polish sausage to season a recipe, chances are you've quite likely enjoyed one of the many products coming out of the the Butcher Boy factory. Bernie Polen is president and he grew up in the business. His family started Alexander & Hornung, which outgrew its Detroit location …
Monday, May 14, 2012
Share your photos of blooming flowers in St. Clair Shores by uploading them to the article.
Businesses across St. Clair Shores have opened their outdoor floral and garden displays for spring planting. If you have any photos of your flowers (or of anything in St. Clair Shores), upload them to the Community Gallery. Or share them on this article by clicking on the green “Upload Photos and Videos” icon.
Friday, March 9, 2012
Dig in for a March 10 do-it-yourself plant-and-take herb garden seminar. Then get cookin'!
Quick! What’s the best way to add flavor to a dish without adding calories? Throw in some herbs. “Health-conscious cooks like that herbs contain no calories or fat — pretty valuable to those on weight-loss diets,” said Chef Pete Loren, director of Culinary Development at Nino Salvaggio International Marketplace in St. Clair Shores, Troy and Clinton Township. “Doctors even recommend the use of herbs and spices in salt-restricted diets to enhance flavor without adding sodium content,” he added. Whether dieting or not, fresh herbs can take a meal from ho-hum to haute in seconds. Loren believes that adventurous cooks find that raising their own herbs can be quite fulfilling as a hobby with the end results in cooking an added bonus. These days…
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Giving flowers Feb. 14? With value in mind, we sniff out which last the longest, and get to the heart of the best way to keep them in bloom.
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Wednesday, February 8, 2012
A Valentine’s bouquet of fresh flowers is typically so beautiful you wish they’d last forever. Obviously, cut flowers do have an expiration date, but by choosing specific varieties and performing various maintenance procedures, your bouquets can be your “best buds” for a good while. Carnations, alstromeria and roses top the list of longest-lasting cut flowers, said Jocie Rogers corporate floral coordinator for English Gardens. “Carnations can last up to 15 days in a vase,” explained Rogers. “They come in an array of colors; white, yellow, orange, pink, red, purple, striped and so on.” They also are two sizes: standard and miniature. “Consumers should look for carnations that are in tight bud form,” Rogers said. Alstromeria, a delicate-…
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Nino Salvaggio stores replace store light bulbs in an effort to save energy.
Shoppers at the Nino Salvaggio International Marketplace can find freshly picked fruits and vegetables from Michigan and the United States in displays across the store. Now the lighting is also domestically produced, more energy efficient and beneficial to the "greens" on display in the stores. More than three thousand 75-watt halogens and nearly all of the stores’ incandescent lights have been replaced with low-wattage LED lamps in Nino stores in St. Clair Shores, Clinton Township and Troy. “By changing to LEDs, we fully focus the new energy-efficient lighting on the variety and scope of our product selections in our many departments.” said Kirk Taylor, Nino's president, in a release. “In addition to reducing the heat directed at our …
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
The Michigan Director of Agriculture visits the Shores and promotes buying locally grown and produced agricultural products.
This is another installment of “Dispatches: The Changing American Dream.” Dispatches is an ongoing series that explores tales of challenge and opportunity in our communities so we can better understand how our neighbors are working toward their own American Dream.
Monday, July 4, 2011
Head out to Fourth of July celebrations with one of these recipes in hand.
The Fourth of July is here and that means parades, fireworks and grilling. If you're heading out to a party and need some ideas on what to bring, try out one of these recipes. Patch found some ideas for entrees, sides, desserts and drinks. Hamburgers and hot dogs are standard grilling fare but if you're looking for something different to serve in addition to those favorites, check out Nino Salvaggio's recipe for sloppy joes. Once the ingredients are prepared and mixed together, it simmers for about 30 minutes so you'll be able to get your house party ready or visit with guests while waiting. The recipe serves eight people but if your party is larger, Nino's website has a handy calculator that will give you the proper measurement …
Monday, May 30, 2011
If you're planning a cookout to celebrate the holiday, try one of these recipes to share with guests.
Heading out to a barbecue to celebrate Memorial Day? We checked in with Nino Salvaggio and found some great recipes for those of you that may not know what to cook up. First up, a new take on an old favorite. Everyone loves mac and cheese and everyone loves fried foods, so why not combine the two? Here's Nino's recipe for mac and cheese fritters: What you'll need: 2 cups of flour, 1 tbsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 cup sugar, 2 eggs beaten, 2 cups mac and cheese (any recipe will do), 1/2 cup milk, 1/4 butter melted. First you'll need to sift together the dry ingredients - flour, baking powder, salt and sugar- into one bowl. In a separate bowl mix the wet ingredients - milk, eggs and butter - with the mac and cheese. After you've mixed…