Porkken Roast at Killarney MarketDecember 17, 2014

WOWSERS! Look at this beauty – the PORKKEN ROAST!
It’s boneless chicken breast wrapped in pork loin wrapped in bacon!

You can only get this at Killarney Market located in Vancouver at 2611 East 40th Ave. (604-438-0869) so call Rick at Killarney’s today and order your Porkken Roast before they’re all sold out! (Order must be called in ahead of time)

Rusty on Global BC Morning NewsDecember 17, 2014

Rusty Johnson of Rusty’s BBQ showcasing Johnston’s Festive Ham on Global BC this morning! Looks absolutely delicious, Rusty!

Slow Cooking with Angie QuaaleDecember 10, 2014

Here’s Angie Quaale slowing things down on the Global BC Morning News making a crock pot version of Beef Carbonnade…. with Johnston’s Local-Quality Bacon (of course).

This recipe is perfect for the busy holiday season!

Slow Cooker Beef Carbonnade

Recipe courtesy of Angie Quaale of Well Seasoned Gourmet Food Store (as seen on Global Morning New BC (www.wellseasoned.ca)


  • 4 slices Johnston’s bacon, sliced
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 4 sweet onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup brown ale, or porter beer
  • 1 tbsp packed light brown sugar
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp each salt and pepper
  • 1.35 kg boneless beef pot roast, (top or bottom blade, or cross rib)
  • ½ cup best quality beef broth
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch

Cooking Directions

  1. In large cast-iron or heavy skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp, about 4 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer to paper towel–lined plate. Discard fat.
  2. In same pan, melt butter over medium high heat; cook onions, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add ale and sugar; cook, stirring occasionally, until no liquid remains and onions are golden brown, 30 to 35 minutes. Stir in bacon.
  3. Pour into slow cooker. Combine garlic, salt and pepper; rub all over beef. Place on onions; pour broth over top. Cover and cook on low until beef is tender, 7 to 8 hours.
  4. Remove beef to cutting board; tent with foil and let stand for 10 minutes before
  5. slicing. Skim fat from cooking liquid. Whisk cornstarch with 2 tbsp. water; whisk into slow cooker. Cover and cook on high until thickened, about 10 minutes. Serve with roast.

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Hoggard FarmsDecember 10, 2014

For more information about Hoggard Farms & their Berkshire Hogs, check out their Facebook page!

Hoggard Farms

Hoggard FarmsDecember 8, 2014

Hoggard’s Hogs proudly brought to you by Johnston’s!

Hoggard - Free Range piglets
Hoggard Farms’ Berkshire healthy & happy piglets - Enjoying the good life!


Hoggard’s Heritage Berkshire Hogs are…

Free Run – Pasture Raised – Antibiotic, Hormone & Steroid Free
100% Vegetable Grain fed & raised in a ‘stress free’ environment from Farrow to Finish!

Finnocchiona SalamiDecember 5, 2014

Finnocchiona Salami made with Hoggard Farms Berkshire Pork flavoured with fennel, cracked pepper and Himalayan pink salt! Available only through Two Rivers Specialty Meats!

Hello VancityDecember 5, 2014


Johnston’s Pork & Well Seasoned Cooking Class How to Cook Tantalizing & Delicious Pork Dishes

by Maureen Frost
December 1, 2014

Foodies & foodie bloggers were invited to attend a cooking class held by Angie Quaale of Well Seasoned in Langley & Bonnie of Johnston’s Pork a local B.C. pork company.

Bonnie of Johnston’s Pork supplied the pork from their local processing plant in Chilliwack B.C. Angie Quaale was our gourmet chef who prepared quick mouthwatering & tantalizing delicious pork dishes which just wowed the 25 attendees.

It all begins with locally raised happy hogs, and Johnston’s Pork should know they have been in the pork business since 1937 in Chilliwack B.C. Well fed hogs that are fed a diet of grain. No added hormones are given to the hogs & they are raised on clean & safe farms by 17 local family farmers here in BC. Happy Hogs inevitably leads to healthy & Succulent tasting pork.

You can purchase Johnston’s Pork at your small local butchers around the Metro Vancouver area & Fraser Valley. Ask your butcher where the pork comes from & it’s not from our local farms, & Johnston’s Pork it could be coming from any factory farm around North America where animal health may not be at the top of the agenda. You can visit Johnston’s Pork web site for a listing of retailers in your area. Johnston’s Pork does not add fillers such as water or fat to their pork, so when you buy their pork, it is Pork & nothing more added.

To read the rest of the article, click here

Photo & article credits: Hello Vancity

My VanCity – Your Seasonal Gift Buying GuideDecember 4, 2014

 My Van City

My VanCity is a community portal to Vancouver’s lifestyle brought to you by Valerie van der Gracht our dazzling editor. Establishing a local view to the neighbourhoods and connecting you to your community.

My VanCity presents…


Your Seasonal Gift Buying Guide: Missing Ingredient Box

Does your list includes the most difficult to buy for during the holiday season? No worries we’ve got you covered, even if… “I’ll be happy with whatever I get” “I really don’t need anything” “Thanks another tie” “These florescent socks sure stand out” “Well if I lose a few pounds it will fit perfectly” “That chartreuse colour is so trendy” “Is the gift receipt in the box?” “I guess I could always re-gift it”

So whether it’s your spouse, your grandma or your mother-in-law we’ve got you covered. We have five sure fire gifts that will fit perfectly, are the right colour, and you’ll hear “how did you know I really wanted that” “I love it!” “You are so thoughtful” “It’s perfect!”

One lucky shopper is going to win the Well Seasoned Gourmet Food Store – a Missing Ingredient box valued at $56.99 see all the details of how to enter at the bottom of this page.

Well Seasoned Gourmet Food Store – The Missing Ingredient ($40.00)
Celebrating its 10 years in Langley, Well Seasoned Gourmet Food Store is a foodie paradise owned and operated by BBQ Queen, Angie Quaale. From weekly cooking classes led by acclaimed chefs, to gourmet gift ideas for food lovers of all ages and budgets, Well Seasoned is also the first in Langley to offer a premium monthly subscription food box, The Missing Ingredient. An excellent holiday gift for adventurous and spontaneous food lovers, The Missing Ingredient includes recipes, chef’s tips, and four to five full-sized artisanal, locally sourced, or hard-to-find products that will bring your kitchen experience to a whole new level this holiday season.

To read more about the seasonal gift buying guide and/or enter to My VanCity’s contest, go to myvancity.ca

Sew Creative – Crystal AllenDecember 3, 2014

Get ready for Christmas with VancouverMom.ca’s top 30 ultimate blogger,Crystal Allen of Sew Creative, a blog about creative living!


Gift Suggestion 1: Foodie Dream Gift- A Cooking Class!

Yesterday I took a cooking class at Well Seasoned. The class was a Pork Perfection experience with Johnston’s. During the class we:

  • Learned about the importance of supporting local farmers (Johnston’s has 125 employees at their facility and gets their hogs from 17 BC Family Farms that employs more locals.)
  • Learned that pork shouldn’t be overcooked until it’s tough and dry (pork should be cooked to 145F and there should be a blush of pink when you cut into it. The last case of Trichinosis was over 55 years ago and with modern farm regulations isn’t a concern anymore.)
  • Learned how to make 6 different recipes using different types of pork (more about that below.)
  • Drank delicious wine from Okanagan Crush Pad (I found a new favorite wine in the Narrative White)
  • Met and mingled with other local foodies!

Pork has never been our “go to” meat at our house. We eat a lot of chicken and beef, but only buy pork every few months. I’m used to pork that has been cooked to high temperatures and has had all of the moisture sucked out of it. Never again! A cooking class on how to cook pork wouldn’t have been the first cooking class I would have signed up for, but I’m so glad that I stepped outside of my foodie box and tried something new. Pork is definitely going to be regularly offered on the menu in my home from now on.

To read the rest of Crystal’s blog and/or enter her giveaway to Johnston’s Pork Perfection Cooking Class at Well Seasoned Gourmet Food Store, click here: www.sewcreativeblog.com

Pork Perfection Cooking Class Winners!December 3, 2014


Winners, winners! No more dry pork dinners!

Thank you to all who entered to win Johnston’s Pork Perfection Cooking Class with Chef Romy at Well Seasoned Gourmet Food Store!

The winners are:
Kyle Anderson
Kate Barclay
Steve Czeck
Kim Dean
Nancy Gullion
Gayle Gyles
Michael Harrison
Jolayne Hope
Jay Rath
Amanda Redekop
Crystal Thiessen

CONGRATULATIONS! Winners, please contact us via Facebook or send us an email to skim@johnstons.ca by 10:00am on Thursday, December 4th to confirm your reservation to this amazing cooking experience! (Non-rsvp’ed passes will be re-drawn)


Pork Perfection with Chef Romy

DECEMBER 6, 2014 @ 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Learn how to cook pork to perfection! Simply juicy and succulent, these delicious dishes will make you a pork star; never have dry pork on your table again!


Saturday, December 6, 2014
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Pork meatballs with sage, thyme, and pecorino cheese in a spicy tomato sauce
Roasted pork loin, saute Savoy cabbage, bacon and apples finished with pan jus
Pork burgers with tequila coleslaw
Braised pork roast with fennel, garlic, roasted red potatoes, rosemary red wine glaze
Well Seasoned Gourmet Store (new location)
#117 – 20353 64 Ave, Langley, BC
(604) 530-1518