Fall is in the air!
As the temperature drops, and our forests are transformed with spectacular hues of amber, deep tones of red, and vibrant and warm orange, our attention turns inside, from our gardens to the warm embrace of our kitchens. It’s at this time of year that we love to enjoy the harvest with which we were rewarded at the end of the growing season. I love spending a cool autumn afternoon in my kitchen experimenting with flavours, and creating warm, nurturing and hearty dishes.
In this issue we feature some neat kitchen toys that are sure to keep you busy and having fun in your kitchen on those chilly autumn days.
Our product of the month, the versatile Emile Henry baking stone, gives you endless ways to re-imagine your favourite harvest ingredients.
And we are pleased to introduce our customers to the rich flavours of gourmet blend coffee from the Shed Coffee Bar in Belfountain.
I invite you to enjoy all this season has to offer, and explore the magic of an afternoon in the kitchen!
In this Issue
Culinary Events and News
Thanksgiving Weekend, October 7-11
161st Annual Erin Fall Fair
Sunday October 16, 2011 -
Top Canadian chefs serve up delicious fresh food at farm north of Shelburne, all to support our farmland and water!
Downtown Orangeville’s Market On Broadway
Open Saturday mornings:
8am to 1pm -- rain or shine!
Wednesday, November 16th
Riedel O Wine Tasting
Details in the next few weeks
Thursday, November 24th, 5 pm to 8 pm Zwilling J.A. Henckels knife sharpening
Janet D., the September winner of a $50 store gift certificate!
October Subscriber Draw
All subscribers to our electronic newsletter during the month of October will be entered to win an Emile Henry baking stone, valued at $59.99.
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Did you know?
- The first Canadian Thanksgiving was celebrated in Newfoundland in 1578 by an expedition party to give thanks for their survival of an unsuccessful search for the Northwest Passage.
- Squash are believed to have originated in Central America, where they have been eaten for over 7500 years. Natives shared their seeds with European settlers, and today the fruit is grown around the world.
- Gourds are the hard, inedible fruit of many flowering plants. Their thick dried shells are often used as vessels for holding liquid, as well as decorative ornaments.
- Jack-o’-lantern carving is a tradition adapted from the longstanding British practice of carving lanterns from vegetables, especially turnips. Immigrants to North America began using the native pumpkin to create what we know today as the Jack-o’-lantern.
Emile Henry Grilling / Baking Stone
The Emile Henry Grilling / Baking Stone offers the best of versatility and durability for which Emile Henry products are so well known.
Designed to withstand temperatures up to 750°, the stone can be used either on the grill, in the oven or under the broiler.
Emile Henry’s FLAME ceramic technology offers durable protection of the surface, allowing the product to withstand extremely high temperatures, and allowing for cutting directly on the surface of the glazed stone without concern about damaging or scratching the suface. The micro-crazed glaze contributes to crispy, well-baked crusts, just like a European bakery or pizza oven.
Try these recipes on the Emile Henry Grilling / Baking Stone
Grilled Lemon Chicken