All the Best from Canada
You will likely attend or host a summer party especially since Canada turns 150 years young and that’s something to celebrate! What will you bring to the party? If the perfect “Canadian hostess gift” is all you need we’ve got a number of made-in Canada options. Perhaps you will contribute a dish at a pot luck party. Have you ever made your own ice cream? It’s really easy and you will certainly make an impression on the guests.
In This Issue:
What’s your favorite flavour?
According to the Canadian Dairy Information centre Canadians like the familiar flavours: Vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. When it comes to kids’ tastes they prefer a bit more sweet and exotic: Cotton candy, bubble gum and cookie dough.
Sigrid and Staff
The Ricardo Ice Cream Maker
The Ricardo Ice Cream Maker is a must have for health conscious ice cream lovers. Create your own recipes with ingredients you can trust. Making 1.5 liters of sorbet, gelato, ice cream and even non-dairy ice cream has never been easier. Simply prepare and refrigerate the base mixture, pour the cold liquid into the freezer-chilled ice cream pot, set the machine to churn for 20 minutes. Once the cycle is completed you can either enjoy the ice cream straight away or refrigerate for a firmer texture.
Try our ice cream recipes or White and Red Canada Day Ice Cream since strawberries are in full season. The red berries floating in a rich vanilla base remind me of Canada Day.
Don’t worry if you have forgotten to take something out of the freezer for the BBQ. ThawTHAT! Defrosting plate defrosts meat without any external heat or power source for a gentle, even thaw in less than half the time of traditional countertop thawing. For example traditionally it takes 66 minutes to defrost a steak on the countertop. ThawTHAT! II will do the same job in 27 minutes.
How it works: Inside the plate is a thermal fluid reservoir that uses convection to draw ambient heat to the surface, bringing your food up to an even, ready-to-cook temperature in a fraction of the time.
The Cirqula by Rosti Mepal
The newest collection by Rosti Mepal, made in Holland, is here. The Cirqula- collection of lidded bowls is specifically designed for a complete ‘circle of use’. Take the bowls from the freezer to the fridge and to the microwave. Serve directly from the BPA-free bowls at the table, bring them to work or to your friend’s pot luck party since the transparent lids are leak proof. Mix and match from the beautiful colours and nesting sizes. Sizes range from 350 ml to 3 liters.
Starting at $10.00
ScoopTHAT! This ice cream scoop uses heat transfer technology that keeps the rim of the cutting edge at a higher temperature. Get perfectly shaped scoops of ice cream with less effort, every time.
Betzy Wood Art and Live Edge Charcuterie Boards
Betzy Wood Art products are handmade in Mono, Ontario. These unique pieces are both sentimental yet functional. Conditioning creams and oils are also locally made to preserve and maintain your wood cutting surfaces and serving boards.
Wood pieces starting at $29.95
Timbers Wooden Spoons
Timbers is a woodworking company located in the heart of Muskoka. This family business designs and hand crafts unique wooden kitchen tools that are inspired by the rustic and natural setting that surrounds them. Each piece clearly shows the company’s dedication to using quality materials and workmanship. We carry their spoons, utensils, charcuterie boards and more. Treat yourself or someone else, to a functional piece of art.
Starting at $9.00
Grilling Sauce with Canadian Whiskey by the Garlic Box
Discover and enjoy a taste of Canada with this Ontario inspired grilling sauce blended with two iconic culinary treasures; maple syrup and barrel aged whisky. The locally smoked field fresh garlic is a fantastic addition to this premium sauce that makes it the right choice for salmon, ribs, T-bone steak and turkey burgers. Also rich enough to stand up to your pork chops or barbecued chicken.
Made with local garlic and local syrup from the Freedom Sugar Bush whose funds support the families of Canada’s fallen soldiers and Wayne Gretzky’s premium whisky aged in Ontario red wine barrels.
Uncle Richards Maple Syrup
You can’t say maple syrup without thinking of Canada. I like to call it liquid gold because so much work and dedication goes into 100% real maple syrup. We are stocked with Uncle Richard’s maple syrup and maple jelly that are locally made in Priceville, north west of Orangeville.
Starting at $5.75
Knife Skills: What’s the best cutting board?
A cutting board is a critical tool in the kitchen. Choosing a cutting board is almost as important as choosing your knives. We feel there are really two main choices in cutting boards, wood or plastic. Other materials, such as marble, ceramic and glass are not recommended as they can quickly dull your knives.
We carry Epicurean, Zwilling J. A. Henckels, Betzy Wood Art and Browne & Co. We also have Timbers and Iron Wood which are wood serving pieces including charcuterie and carving boards.
White and Red Canada Day Ice Cream
There’s nothing more wonderful than cold ice cream on a hot summer day. Try this ice cream recipe for the perfect summer treat!
- 4 Egg yolks
- ½ cup Sugar
- ½ Vanilla bean, scraped
- 1 ½ cups 35% heavy cream
- 1 ½ cups Milk
- 2 cups Strawberries, hulled and quartered
- ¼ cup Sugar
- In a bowl or the upper part of a double boiler, off the heat, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar until it lightens. Whisk in the milk, cream and vanilla pod scrapings.
- Cook in the double boiler, stirring with a wooden spoon, for about 15 minutes or until the mixture coats the back of the spoon. Cover and chill the custard in the refrigerator for a minimum of 4 hours.
- While the base mixture cools, combine strawberries and 1/4 cup sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; cook 5 minutes or until fruit is soft and juice is syrupy. Chill until ready to process ice cream.
- If you work with an ice cream machine, process the mixture according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Pour in batches alternating with the strawberry mixture into a shallow dish. Re freeze for an hour or longer depending on desired firmness.
- If you do not have an ice cream maker, pour the mixture, alternating with the strawberry mixture into a large shallow dish and freeze for 2 hours. Stir and freeze again for 1 hour or until desired firmness is reached.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cooking Time 15 minutes
Cooling Time 4 hours
Freezing Time 1 hour
Makes 1 litre
Lampe Berger Zéline Lamp
Set the trend with this new tie-dye Lampe Berger diffuser. Designed by David Boulangé, the Zéline Lamp will add a natural and ultra-contemporary touch to your decor. Choose between burgundy and brown glass or turquoise and brown glass diffuser.
Lampe Berger Loyalty Program
Did you hear the big news?
We are now offering a loyalty program for your Lampe Berger purchases.
On your 6th purchase of our Home Fragrance 500 ml receive a FREE 1 bottle Home Fragrance 500 ml and 1 burner.