As seems to be the case every year, the holiday season has snuck up on me this year. There seems to be so much to do; so many gifts to buy, and friends to visit, and so little time to get it all done!
We are pleased to present, again this year, our Holiday Gift Giving Guide, a weekly look at some of our favourite holiday gift ideas to suit all budgets. Subscribers to our E-newsletter will automatically receive this year’s guides in their inbox, and our picks from this year as well as other years can be found on our website, along with our favourite holiday recipes.
In this issue we feature some fun kitchen toys that are ideal for getting the kids involved in the kitchen while they’re on Christmas vacation from school, as well as some impressive new espresso machines from Nespresso and the Krups electric frother.
While this can be a stressful season, I remind you to keep in mind the true meaning of the holidays, and to spend some time with those you love.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Gift Giving Guide #1
Gift Giving Guide #2
In this Issue
Culinary Events and News
December 3, 11 am - 3 pm
Wüsthof and Swiss Diamond product demo. Bring a piece of silver, and have it cleaned for free with our German Universal stone!
December 10, 11 am - 3 pm
Trudeau product demonstration. See the wine aerator pourer in action!
Wendy L., the November winner of a Bamix immersion blender.
Win a Gingerbread House
Purchase a raffle ticket in store for your chance to win a large gingerbread house, valued at $150.00. All money raised will be donated to Family Transition Place.
December Subscriber Draw
All subscribers to our electronic newsletter in December will be entered in a draw to win a Trudeau electric wok, valued at $129.99
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Did you know?
- Tourtière is the traditional Christmas Eve or Réveillon fare that is served when the family returns from Midnight Mass.
- Plum pudding dates back to 1670 when it was made from meat broth, chopped cows tongues, raisins, fruit juice, wine and spices. The word “plum” refers to the swelling of the raisins when cooked.
- According to Statistics Canada, there are over 5.9 million litres of eggnog sold each year in Canada, with virtually all sales occurring during November & December.
- In Great Britain and other countries such as Ireland, mince pies are seen as a favourite treat of Father Christmas. Mince pies are a British festive sweet pastry, filled with a preserve typically containing apple, dried fruits (such as raisins and sultanas) and spices.
Nespresso Gourmet Coffee Machines
Introducing Nespresso, the sleek, modern and reliable line of gourmet espresso machines from Nestlé. Made in Switzerland, Nespresso machines utilize the latest technologies that make having an espresso or cappuccino as easy as pressing a button!
The modern styling and compact design of these machines mean they look great sitting on your countertop, without sacrificing valuable work space.
Nespresso machines brew high quality Arabica coffee, sealed in air tight capsules to ensure freshness.
Choose from 16 available varieties that can be purchased online at a cost of less than $.70 per cup. Your order is delivered to your door within 48 hours. Additional attachments, including an automatic milk frother, are available to customize your machine to suit your needs.
Available in six colours, the Nespresso machines will impress coffee connoisseurs and everyday java drinkers alike. All units come with a one year manufacturer’s warranty.
Starting at $199.00