A Healthy, Happy New Year!

The month of January is typically a month of “renewal”… a time to reflect on the year that was, and look forward to the wonderful year ahead. Many people focus on their New Years resolutions which, after all the festive feasts of December, often include diet plans and exercise regimens for the coming year!

New Year’s is celebrated on two days – Dec 31st and Jan 1st. The festivities are based on ancient celebrations of the winter solstice by Europeans, as well as by First Nations peoples in what is now Canada. January 1st is “New Year’s Day” – a statutory holiday. Thank goodness for that, as it is also the “recovery” day after December 31st or “New Years Eve”, the night on which many folks celebrate the holiday season at parties with their friends and family. Others take part in public outdoor events, such as the Citytv New Year’s bash – an evening concert and awe-inspiring midnight fireworks held at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto.

A slightly more “wintry” way of celebrating the month of January in Canada is to take part in the Niagara Icewine Festival. This three-weekend event — Jan 12-13, 19-20 and 26-27— gives you the opportunity to experience the wonderful wines and culinary delights in the heart of the romantic Niagara wine region.

And now for something a little bit different: If you’re an Elvis fan, you may want to don your blue suede shoes and head to Honolulu, Hawaii for Elvis Presley’s Aloha from Hawaii, the 40th Anniversary Celebration. The event, which will be held from January 10-15, will include concerts, and tours of Elvis-related sites on the island. The Elvis bonanza will end with a movie screening of “Aloha from Hawaii”, held 40 years later in the same venue as the original concert!

We are kicking off 2013 with a healthy crepe called the Egg-cellent. This tasty, healthy new-year treat consists of sliced egg and fresh veggies. Keep in mind that Crepe Delicious offers catering, so that you and your guests can enjoy our crazily yummy crepes at your special event. We’ll come to you with our own crepe makers or crepe cart, as well as all the fresh ingredients you can imagine. Click here to learn more about our catering services, including a list of some of our happy clients!