Monthly Archives: December 2011

New Year – Healthy Food Ideas

 Holiday New Year – Healthy Food Ideas
Himalayan Salt is considered to be the most pure form of whole salt on the planet. Having never been exposed to impurities, and protected deep within the Himalayans for millions and millions of years. HimalaSalt™ is the purest form of Himalayan salt one can find, created by nature 250 million years ago during a time of pristine environmental integrity and carefully hand selected for the highest quality in color, clarity, and purity. Available in the deli department, also featured in our prepared foods selection. 
HimalaSalt Himalayan Salt Tapas Plates, these 4 x 4 x .5″ shimmering plates make a gorgeous presentation for sushi, savory tapas, grilled meats and seafoods, desserts, cheese, and fruits.  If you do a lot of entertaining, you’re going to want stacks of these – they’re lightweight, simple to use, and only need to be wiped clean with a damp cloth for many, many reuses.

Janssen’s has everything for your New Year’s Party Table. We have Cheese Trays, Shrimp Trays, Sandwich Trays and More…

Call us Today! 302.654.9941


Please visit our website for our full catering menu


New Year New You – from Plexus Fitness

New Year New You – from Plexus Fitness


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Tips on turning your New Year’s fitness resolutions into reality…

With New Year’s here, chances are you or someone you know is resolving to lose weight or get in shape. Part of what makes these such difficult resolutions is that we expect to see results quickly, and when we don’t, we tend to give up. Getting in shape and becoming healthier isn’t a sprint; it’s a marathon (but without all the sweating and fatigue of an actual marathon). Staying active, maintaining a healthy weight and eating the right foods are lifelong activities. Here are some ideas from the team at Plexus Fitness that can help you make living fit a part of your life.
1. Get specific 
The more details you include in your plan, the better your chances of success. If you’ve got “exercise” or “eat better” on your New Year’s resolution list, you probably won’t be doing much of either. That’s because “exercise” isn’t a specific plan. Set aside 25 minutes each morning, say between 6:45 and 7:10, to stretch, walk or jog around the block, practice yoga – whatever. Just be specific. For eating better, schedule specific healthy meals and snacks for specific times throughout the day.


2. Make it routine   One effective way to introduce a new behavior is to make it part of your day. For exercise, set up a routine – maybe a walk around your neighborhood each morning. If you’ve resolved to lose weight, replace lunch with a healthy protein shake every day. The key is to establish a routine of things you do at specific times. The sooner it becomes part of your day, the sooner it will become part of your life.


3. Celebrate your successes   If you create specific plans for exercise and healthier eating, and you make them part of your daily routine, chances are you’ll be seeing positive results. Celebrate! You’ve earned it. And a little pat on the back is a great motivator to keep the good results coming – through the next New Year and beyond.


Make 2012 your healthiest year yet. To learn more about Plexus and to get started on a complimentary 10 day trial membership at Plexus Nemours, visit us at

Suzanne’s Kitchens – Heavenly Wings in Hell

Suzanne’s Kitchens – Heavenly Wings in Hell

suzannes wing recipe

 5 lbs  Mountaire Chicken Wings or your choice
Salt and Pepper
10 oz. Bottle Hot Sauce
1Jar Heavenly Pepper Jelly in Hell, or your heat choice
1 tsp Salt
2 Tbs Water
Lightly season wings with salt and pepper, bake at 350 for 35-45 minutes. Toss cooked wings in hot sauce. *see tips
While wings are baking: In a separate dish melt pepper jelly in microwave with water and salt (about a minute). Put sauce aside. Preheat grill.
Grill wings to a nice char. Turn flame way down or off. Brush wings with jelly mixture on both side and close grill for just a minute to set the glaze.
 Serves:  6-12
Prep Time:  15 minutes
Cook Time:  1 Hour
Suzanne’s Tips: Make ahead idea: After tossing wings in hot sauce put in fridge for up to 2 days. When it’s party or tailgate time grill and baste in under 15 minutes!



This drink was first served at the legendary Dorchester Hotel, London in 2006; a swanky hang out for the rich & famous where it remains the most popular Champagne cocktail on the menu.

Wild Hibiscus Flower Garnish

¼ oz natural rose water

2/3 oz Wild Hibiscus Syrup – available at Janssens Market



Muddle mint in the champagne flute & discard (squash some leaves around inside the glass)
Place Wild Hibiscus Flower in bottom of glass & stand upright
Add rose water & some bruised torn mint pieces
Top with Champagne
Lastly, pour in the Hibiscus syrup which will graduate from crimson at the bottom to light pink at the top
Tip:pour syrup in first for a layered effect

The flower will sit in the bottom of the champagne flute and slowly open up over 3-4 minutes.
Decadent, divine & oh so classy, a new classic is born!

Les Moulins Mahjoub – Incredible Flavor

The full flavour of Les Moulins Mahjoub products concentrated in spreads which are also excellent culinary aids. Discover some of our favorites….

Traditional Harissa Spread by Les Moulins Mahjoub

The most popular Mahjoub condiment, Harissa Spread is made from sundried ground peppers, garlic, cardamon, salt, coriander, and extra virgin olive oil. This famous Tunisian condiment adds a smoky heat and spice to enhance almost any dish. Using peppers of medium strength, designed to enhance the full range of flavor of the dried chili, this condiment is truly the “terroir of Tunisia.” As with all of the Mahjoub products, this is produced using traditional farming methods with no additives or artificial processes. This product is organic.

Artichoke & Orange Chutney by Les Moulins Mahjoub

The Mahjoub chutneys are prepared as a tribute to the sweet and salty flavors of Mediterranean cooking. Containing the complex flavors of artichokes and Sevilla oranges, as well as vinegar, sugar, and spices, the final product has a depth of flavor that complements chicken, rice, and even cheese.

HimalaSalt, Awaken the Essence of Foods Naturally – Foodie Gifts

HimalaSalt, Awaken the Essence of Foods Naturally

HimalaSalt is the only pink Himalayan sea salt to be: – Ethically Sourced, Artisan Made – Sustainably Packaged – Kosher Passover Certified – All Natural, No Additives, Unrefined – 5% of Profits go to the Environment – Powered by 100% Green-e Certified Wind & Solar!!

Great stocking stuffer for the Foodie!

HimalaSalt Artisan Salt Plates, Awaken the Essence of Foods Naturally

Our Himalayan Salt Plates are naturally artisan-crafted from ethically sourced primordial ocean deposits that have been protected in the remote, pristine Himalayan Mountains for 250 million years.  Perfect chilled for serving sushi, salads, appetizers, fruits, or heated in the oven or on a direct gas flame for cooking vegetables and thinly sliced meats, fish, poultry, or searing prawns and seafood, grilling kabobs, and for gourmet desserts that call for just a hint of good salt.

Top Gifts for the Foodie on Your List

We have been working all year looking for the top items from around the world. We have an incredible selection of gifts for the Foodie on your list.

O OLIVE OIL is the original maker of specialty organic citrus-crushed olive oils since 1995 and premium barrel-aged wine vinegars since 1997. We are a group of committed foodies making products that taste as good as they look!

The Champagne vinegar sparkles with crisp, light and dry accents celebrated in regional California champagnes. Barrel-aged in white oak.

Organic Meyer Lemons are crushed together with fresh hand-harvested California Mission olives to make this amazing extra virgin olive oil. Small batches & love. The flavor essential of Northern California.

Yum Yum nuts, assorted crackers of all kinds, chips…we have a vast selection from gluten free to popcorn.

Urban Oven Olive Oil Crackers: only the finest cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil is used for this truly unique cracker. Incorporating farm-fresh butter creates a smooth and creamy texture that provides the perfect compliment to your favorite cheese. Try with a variety of sharper cheeses like Cheddar, Gouda or Gorgonzola. The only one of its kind, the olive oil cracker is soon to become a classic.

From gourmet chocolates to truffles, olive oil, vinegars, syrup…we have a store full of great gift ideas.  Need a gift basket? We can custom make one for you – create a one of a kind gift! We also have a great selection of gift bags – perfect for the Holidays.

More and more people are asking us about what to give coffee lovers in their lives and how to make great coffee at home. We have a great selection of coffee – please ask if you have any questions.

Waggies – Dog Bones!

Delicious peanut butter bones made from the finest ingredients with no added preservatives.  Dogs beg for more!




Virgil’s Root Beer: Organic  award winning Rootbeer made naturally without caffeine or preservatives. Available in bottles or keg. Micro Brewed. 

Light the lights, and sit down to enjoy some delicious Godiva, Ashers or Belgian chocolate.

Wilkin & Sons Traditonal Christmas Pudding imported from England. Made with Vine fruits, currants, citrus breadcrumbs, spices and brandy

If you love chocolate fondue this will rank at the top of any you’ve tasted!The most regal of Aux Anysetiers du Roy’s offerings, this 70% dark chocolate in a ready-to-serve pottery crock.

Northern Comfort Syrup. Straight 100% pure grade A medium amber Maple Syrup bottled in an attractive glass bottle….the perfect holiday gift.

Yuzu is a citrus fruit similar to a mandrin but with a more uneven texture.  The marmalade is incredible. Yuzu has been a trendy flavor among chefs and foodies for several years.  Yakami Orchard, located on the coast of Japan’s Kyushu island, offers an array of yuzu products that are now available at Janssen’s Market.

Breakfast is always better with pancakes. From McCann’s Original Cut Oatmeal  to pancakes and waffle mix… Stonewall  products make for great stocking stuffers. Try the Tangerine Ginger Curd: Flavorful orange wrapped around a snap of ginger makes our handmade curd soft, smooth and tradition charming.

Artichoke & Caper RelishAlways be ready for entertaining. Tender artichoke hearts blended with savory capers make this Relish a sophisticated and versatile choice for all those impromptu gatherings. This unique relish is wonderful used as a dip or bruschetta topping.

The extraction of natural sea-salt on the island of Ibiza dates back to over 2,700 years ago. This marine salt, harvested within the nature reserve of the ancient Phoenician salt works, continues to be one of Mother Nature’s purest gifts. The symbiosis of traditional craftsmanship, plentiful sun and light winds, gives us this wholly-natural sea-salt – still replete with ocean zest.

For the baker on your list: INDIA TREE Sugar. INDIA TREE Caster Sugar has been especially formulated for the baking trade. Use it in cakes, cookies, meringues, custards, and mousses. The powdered sugar produces smoother and glossier icings and fondants than can be achieved with regular powdered sugar.

This Sicilian sea salt is mixed with dried summer truffles. Feel free to use this seasoning anywhere a recipe calls for salt, including marinades, dressings, corn-on-the-cob, French fries, steak and popcorn. The sky’s the limit with Truffle Salt.

Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla The world’s finest and most consistent vanilla comes from Madagascar. Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla from Nielsen-Massey has a creamy, sweet, velvety flavor that is perfectly suited for a range of products from baked goods to ice creams, salad dressings to barbeque sauces. Madagascar Bourbon vanilla does not have anything to do with the American whiskey of the same name, but is rather named for the Bourbon Islands off the coast of Africa. Madagascar supplies more than 60% of the world’s vanilla.
For the plant lover on your list – an Orchid, Poinsettia, or Holiday Tree is sure to brighten their spirits this Season. Our Floral Department  is the perfect source for beautiful floral arrangements from the simplest bouquet to lavish displays for your special occasions. We can deliver as well!