Summer, Sports and Swissmar!
Summer 2012 -- what does that mean for you? For me, it means not only warm days and late sunsets, but also the much anticipated arrival of the London 2012 Olympics!
I have been enjoying watching our athletes make us proud as they compete in the Summer Olympic Games. Sporting events, such as the Olympics, are always a good reason to get together with friends. Check out the Swivel Raclette from Swissmar, perfect for gathering around the television to cheer on the athletes.
Of course, seeing such talented and fit athletes competing in the Olympics might give us reason to review our own diets. This month we’re featuring the original V-Slicer, which makes preparing vegetables to snack on or cook with a breeze. In our kitchen toys section, we’ve also included some tools that will help you get the most out of this summer’s agricultural produce.
This month my staff and I will be attending the Canadian Gift and Tableware Association’s semi-annual trade show to learn about the latest trends and technologies, and to scope out the hottest new products to bring back to the store to share with you.
In this Issue
Culinary Events and News
On all in-stock Cuisinart and KitchenAid products for the month of August.
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Did you know?
- The word “lettuce” is derived from the Latin “lattuca,” which refers to the vegetable’s milky juice.
- The word “salad” comes from the Latin “herb salta”, meaning salted herbs, because greens were usually seasoned with dressings with lots of salt.
- A horn worm can eat an entire tomato plant by itself in one day.
- In 1893, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a tomato should be considered a vegetable, for tax and tariff reasons, although a tomato is technically a fruit!
- Blueberries do not ripen any further once picked.
- Hollowed out watermelons were once used to carry water on long expeditions.
- It is believed by some horticulturalists that the banana was the world’s first fruit.
- According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the world’s longest carrot measured 5.84 metres.
Börner Original V-Slicer
Vegetable Prepping in a Flash
Börner Germany was founded in 1956 by Alfred Börner, a toolmaker by trade, who set out to create a tool to easily and efficiently dice onions. The result was a wooden slicer with razor sharp blades, specially bent to not only slice, but cut onions into cubes. Börner Germany has since introduced many popular, high quality cutting tools, and Börner vegetable slicers are today recognized as the finest on the market.
Cut down on prep time!
For many busy home cooks, it’s the daunting and time consuming prep work - the cutting, slicing, shredding and dicing - that keeps them out of the kitchen after a day at work. With the V-Slicer and its three interchangeable blade inserts, it’s possible to prep an entire meal’s worth of vegetables in a fraction of the time it would take with a cutting board and several knives.
After sliding in the appropriate insert, and an easy back and forth motion, you’re left with perfectly diced, julienned, cubed or sliced (thick or thin) vegetables. Perfect for preparing a large fruit or vegetable tray for a sporting event, unanticipated visitors or an Olympic viewing party!
Special $45.00 (until August 31st)