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September 2017, Volume 13, Issue 9

 

Kitchen to the Table, The Kitchen Store in Orangeville

Tomatoes, Lasagna and Sauce

Tomatoes, Lasagna and Sauce

When fresh local produce is at its prime we feast on it until the crop is done followed by anticipation for the next seasonal fruit or vegetable. To capture the taste of summer we do canning, make preserves and/or make use of our freezers because the year is long and there’s no other tomato quite like an in-season tomato. Tomato purée on hand allows you to make many things such as tomato sauce, pizza sauce, tomato paste, ketchup, barbeque sauce etc.

In This Issue:

Canada Fact – We Are The BEST

Ricardocuisine.com has been creating a video series about Canada in honour of our 150th anniversary titled We are the Best. Here you’ll learn that Leamington, Ontario is the tomato capital of Canada. Ontario produces more than half the greenhouse tomatoes in the country.

Leamington, Ontario is the tomato capital of Canada

Sigrid and Staff

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Emile Henry NEW Colour Silex

Emile Henry NEW Colour Silex
Emile Henry, quality crafted since 1850 in France, introduces their newest colour, Silex. Silex is a neutral colour that is a deep yet luminescent grey with hints of green. Emile Henry is most notably known for their oven to tableware that is made from HR (high resistance) ceramic with a highly resistant glaze that is oven safe up to 518˚F.

These functional roasting dishes in oval, square and rectangle are basic kitchen staples that you will use for years to come. Pull out your Emile Henry lasagna pan or come in and pick up a new one in Silex to make this traditional beef lasagna.

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O.M.R.A. Manual Tomato Machine

If your tomato crop is large then the O.M.R.A. Manual Tomato Machine is going to be very useful. The core of the machine is made of heavy duty cast iron and the tray and funnel are stainless steel. Clamp the unit onto your work table and start squeezing fresh or cooked tomatoes for excellent purée. Quality made in Italy.

$219.95

Lodge Skillet

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Cuisipro Food Mill

Make tomato purée like the pros with a food mill. This handy gadget allows you to push foods through a straining disk leaving seeds and peels behind. The Cuisipro food mill, made of stainless steel, includes three straining disks – 2mm for removing seeds and skins for tomato purée, 3mm for ricing potatoes and 4mm for making applesauce. Set the mill over a bowl, fit the disk of choice and turn the handle. The scraper at the bottom scrapes the food continuously from the disk. This tool is very easy to clean and dishwasher safe.

$130.00

Cuisipro Food Mill

Marcato Atlas Pasta Machine

Tasting fresh homemade pasta will quickly put a strain on your relationship with store-bought varieties. It is easily made and only requires a handful of ingredients: flour, salt, egg and water. Nonna would be impressed. This machine makes lasagna sheets, fettuccine and tagliolini/spaghetti. Recipe and instructions are included.

$135.00

Marcato Atlas Pasta Machine

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Kitchen Gadgets

Ricardo Herb Scissors

Add intense flavor to any dish with fresh herbs. These herb scissors by Ricardo make quick work, for right or left handed use, due to the five stainless steel blade system. Clean up is a cinch too because the blades come apart. Try adding fresh basil or oregano to your tomato sauce.

$15.00

Ricardo Herb Scissors

Garlic Twist

An all-time staff favorite is the Garlic Twist. Mince garlic to your desired texture. This award-winning gadget is easy to use and easy to clean. Mince ginger, olives, peppers, onion and more all with one tool. Made in North America.

$27.00

Garlic Twist

Good Grips OXO Hand-Held Spiralizer

Make noodles out of vegetables with a spiralizer. Spiralize zucchini into spaghetti size spirals then immerse into a pot of tomato sauce. Let simmer in the hot sauce for 5 minutes to soften. Serve with parmesan cheese.

$20.00

GrillGlove

Zyliss Rotary Grater

Parmesan is the cherry on top for pasta. Zyliss rotary cheese graters have razor sharp teeth and are ergonomically shaped for effortless use. Grates nuts and chocolate as well!

The original $22.00
Two drums for soft and hard cheese $35.00

Zyliss Rotary Grater

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Tomato Tips

8 Piece Knife Block Set

  1. No time to make preserves? Wash and place plum tomatoes in freezer bags for use later in sauces and soups all winter long. When you are ready to use your frozen tomatoes simply pour boiling water over the frozen tomatoes and the skins will easily come off. Next core and remove seeds either by hand or using a food mill. Purée and enjoy the taste of summer.
  2. A customer gave us this great tip worth passing along: Tomato skins are full of nutrients. Instead of discarding organic tomato skins lay them on a parchment-lined baking sheet and dry them in the oven  at 200˚F for 2-3 hours. Take the desiccated skins and process them into a fine powder using a coffee grinder, food processor or blender. This is great for intense flavour in soups and stews.

 

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Knife Skills

Knife Skills: Tomato Knife

Use a serrated knife to cut a tomato as it has a hard outside and a soft inside. A five inch serrated utility knife works best because it is smaller and fits the size of the job.

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Emile Henry Traditional Beef Lasagna

Emile Henry Traditional Beef Lasagna

he best comfort food! Lasagna commonly refers to a dish made with several layers of lasagne sheets alternated with sauces, vegetables, herbs and cheese. Try this Emile Henry lasagna recipe in a rectangular roaster.

Ingredients:

  • 1 onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 10 cl (7 tsps) olive oil
  • 1 kg (2 1/4 lb) minced beef 1
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 15 cl (10 tblsp) chicken stock/broth
  • 1 L (35 fl oz) bechamel sauce
  • 200 g (7 o z) grated emmental cheese
  • 1 packet prepared lasagna pasta
  • Salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Chop the onion, carrot and garlic using a food processor.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a stewpot and add the chopped vegetables. Cook for a few minutes, stirring continuously.
  3. Add the beef, mix everything thoroughly, and cook for another 10 minutes. Season well before adding the tomato paste to bind everything together. Pour in the warm chicken stock/broth.
  4. Assembling the lasagna: Grease the lasagna dish with a little olive oil and pour a little bechamel sauce into the bottom.
  5. Add a layer of pasta, then pour some of the beef on the top. Spread a little bechamel sauce over the meat, then continue the layers until you run out of ingredients.
  6. Finish off with some bechamel sauce and sprinkle the grated emmental over the surface.
  7. Cook for 40 minutes in a preheated oven at 180°C (350°F).

Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes
Serves 6-8

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Lampe Berger L’Originelle

New for 2017 is L’Originelle, directly inspired by Lampe Berger designs circa 1905. L’Originelle in glass, is decorated with raised diamonté tips. It has a crisscross cap in metal with weathered tin finish based on original designs. Available in red or black.

$84.00

Lampe Berger L’Originelle

Lampe Berger Fragrance of the Month Forest Mist

Forest Mist is a blend of ethereal and woody, representing the lightness of wide open spaces with a river flowing through. Breathe in and embrace the most refreshing and natural forest. New for fall 2017, Forest Mist is now available in the 1 liter format.

$24 500 ML
$40 1 litre

Lampe Berger Fragrance of the Month Forest Mist

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.