Saturday, November 24, 2012

Gifts at Melvin's

     Well let's see if I have everything in order here. First we "stuffed" the turkey then we "stuffed" ourselves. Then we went out on Black Friday-Thursday Night and "stuffed" ourselves into an isle that have too many people already on it just to "stuff" a cart full of useless gift to "stuff" under the tree. I think that about sums it up.  A trip to a taxidermist might of been an easier way to get "stuffed".
     " Get off your soap box and let's move on"
     I'm one of those who waits until the last minute to do  my holiday shopping. Not sure why but I just can't get to it sooner. For that reason I usually don't come up with very good ideas for gifts. Now for those of you who have my same problem I might have a solution for you. Melvin's Fir Street Market makes great gift baskets of all varieties. Gift baskets are filled with a variety of items that you can find at Melvin's Fir Street Market 365 day a year. If you can't find one that suits your needs all you have to do is ask them to make one that does. You can even pick out the items yourself and just have them put the gift basket together for you.
     Maybe you don't have time or even a clue what to get someone well we can even make that easier for you. How about a gift certificate in any amount you need. A gift certificate says "I may not know what you like, but, I Love You". During the holidays isn't what is all about anyway.
     While you're at Melvin's make sure you check out the gingerbread house we made her in our kitchen. You will find gingerbread houses all over town and the way to vote for the one you like best all you do is put a donation in the box next to the house in the business. All the proceeds goes the Habitat for Humanity which is really cool.

     Hope you all have a great an safe holiday season!

Melvin's Natural Organic Deli, Wine Bar and Market, 160 S. Fir Street, Sisters, Oregon 541-549-0711

Friday, November 16, 2012

Perfect Pies

      It is almost Thanksgiving, again, and I haven't even lost extra pie pounds I gained last year. Still that won't stop me from having a piece of each pie on the menu this year. I feel dessert should be the main coarse. Here at Melvin's Fir Street Market Melvin himself makes all the pies we sell. Each pie is hand made and fresh baked. We offer peach, berry, apple and of course pumpkin pies all for just $10 each. Each pie starts from scratch, peeling each apple to baking each pumpkin, I do it all the old fashioned way. Last year we sold out early and hopefully we have made enough to let everyone have a delicious fresh baked pie on their Thanksgiving dinner table. Of course, if you want to do all the work yourself that is cool also. Melvin's can supply everything you need to make your own fresh baked pies. Apples are in season right now and we have a great selection of locally grown apples from Detering Orchards in Harrisburg Oregon. If it is a berry or peach pie you want to  make, sorry that season is over but we carry a large selection of frozen fruit that will work just fine. I used fresh ingredients for mine when they were in season and then froze the whole darn pie. It works better that way and no one knows the difference. (whoops, secrets out now).
     In our bulk section you will find all the other ingredients you will need for your pie making. Spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger you name we can spice up your life. We also carry a great selection of local herbs that add that better then average taste to your turkey, stuffing or mashed potatoes. Bulk flours and sugars can save you a bundle. Speaking of bundling (no we don't sell car insurance) why not bundle all your shopping her at Melvin's. We carry everything you need for a great Thanksgiving dinner from fresh produce to dairy, frozen meats and turkeys to bulk foods. Cork Cellars is located right inside the store so you can pair up that special wine with you dinner. We even have some great gift ideas and gift certificates.
    If for some strange reason you don't end up with leftovers (like that will happen) Melvin's will be open Friday after Thanksgiving. Stop by during your busy day of shopping and get a sandwich, salad or bowl of soup from our deli. Promise we won't make you order a turkey sandwich.
    All of us here at Melvin's wants you and your family to have a happy and safe holiday. It is a safe bet we can make it a happy one. Thank you

Melvin's Natural Organic Deli, Wine Bar and Market, 160 S. Fir Street, Sisters, Oregon 541-549-0711