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August 2012, Volume 8, Issue 8

From the Kitchen to the Table, The Kitchen Store in Orangeville

Summer, Sports and Swissmar!

Canadian FlagSummer 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.

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Best wishes,
Sigrid Wolm

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In this Issue

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Culinary Events and News

SPECIALS:

Save 20%
On all in-stock Cuisinart and KitchenAid products for the month of August.

Save up to 70% ~ End of line specials!
We’re making room for new and exciting product lines. Stop by to see what’s on sale.

Congratulations To:
Donna H. the August winner of a $50 store gift certificate.

August Subscriber Draw
All subscribers to our newsletter in August will be entered to win a $50 store gift certificate.

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Salad

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.

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Börner Original V-SlicerBörner 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!

Regular $55.00
Special $45.00 (until August 31st)

 

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Apple Cider & Garlic VinaigretteFun Kitchen Toys

Apple Cider & Garlic Vinaigrette

Made with Ontario cold-climate garlic, the Apple Cider & Garlic Vinaigrette from the Garlic Box, with its simplicity and versatility, makes adding flavour to any dish easy.

Use in salads, pasta, with vegetables or as a marinade.

Try the Garlic Box’s Medjool Date Apple Salad recipe.

$7.99 each

Zoku Chocolate StationThe Swiss Curve Peeler

The innovative design of the Swiss Curve peeler makes for a smooth and comfortable peel.

The compact stainless steel peeler fits comfortably between your thumb and index finger, whether you’re a lefty or a righty!

$15.00 each

square colanderDon’t drain on my parade!

This square colander helps to take the mess out of straining and rinsing fruits, vegetables and pasta. Built in feet allow the colander to sit flat and stable in the sink, squared corners make emptying strained and rinsed food easy, and vertical drainage holes mean the water flows down, rather than spraying in all directions.

$8.99 small
$11.99 large

Salad Tongs“Hands On” Salad

These “handy” stainless steel salad tongs make it easy for your guests to help themselves. The salad hands are joined together, so they can be easily used by anyone - even kids - and can be hooked over the edge of the salad bowl when not in use. Made with dishwasher safe stainless steel.

$24.99

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Swissmar Swiveling Raclette

Bamix Immersion BlenderThe Swiss tradition of gathering around a raclette brings friends and family together in a casual setting. A raclette party is a social host or hostess’s best friend, since it gets you out of the kitchen, and lets you enjoy the company of your guests. Raclette is a crowd pleaser that takes the guesswork out of cooking for the tastes of multiple palates, since guests are free to experiment and create as they wish!

The Swiveling Raclette from Swissmar serves 8 people, with a reversible grill surface, a granite hot stone grill plate and 8 non-stick dishes for melting cheese beneath the built-in broiler. The design of the Swiveling Raclette allows for the two grilling surfaces to stand side-by-side for a small, intimate group or to swivel open, to make more room for larger group of friends at a long table. With so many fresh local vegetables available during the summer, make your next dinner party a raclette party, so your friends taste them all!

$160.00

Visit our website for tips for hosting a raclette party.

KF-77073 Swivel Raclette open

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