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December 2013, Volume 9, Issue 12

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

Christmas Morning Brunch

Holiday BrunchOne of my favourite Christmas traditions growing up was Christmas morning brunch.  Family would always gather at our house since my dad loved to cook for a crowd.  Dad always said the trick to success at brunch (or any entertaining for that matter) is to make ahead and be prepared.

We’ve got all the tricks and toys to help make brunch easier and more fun for you and the whole gang.  Serve hot European style coffees in the Nespresso coffee maker and sparkling mimosas to begin the festivities. Start a new tradition of setting up a waffle bar. Your spread would include the hot waffles made in the Waffle Pro by Breville, warm syrup, fresh fruit, soft butter, preserves and whipped cream from the Mosa whip cream charger.  All guests can have eggs to order in the Chef’s Choice Egg Cooker.  Whip up poached eggs, soft medium or hard eggs at the push of a button. 

Whatever your favourite part of brunch is be sure to make a plan and get organized so that you can be present and enjoy the festivities along with everyone else. 

Enjoy the Season
Sigrid and her Elves

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In this Issue:


Nespresso Coffee Machines

Nespresso Coffee machines are both innovative and simple to use.  Enjoy European-style coffees at the touch of a button.  The Nespresso coffee capsules contain the world’s finest Grand Cru coffees.  Choose from a range of 21 coffees offering different intensities and cup sizes from 25 ml to 110 ml depending on your taste.
Starting at $249.00, receive a $75 credit to purchase your capsules on-line.

Saturday, December 7th, 11am until 2pm - Nespresso tasting and demo in store

Nespresso Coffee Machines

Breville Waffle Pro

Breville Waffle ProBreville Waffle Pro, 4-slice with no mess moat and waffle IQ.  There’s a lot of pressure put on this waffle iron to perform.  It has an IQ!  You tell the waffle maker how you like things done and it does just what you ask it to do.  Choose your waffle style (classic, buttermilk, chocolate or Belgian) and then the preferred colour from light to dark.  An especially nice feature is the wrap around moat to catch overflow so that there’s no running mess. 


Perfect Waffle Recipe


Chef's Choice Egg Cooker Chef's Choice Egg Cooker

Make perfect poached eggs, soft, medium or hard eggs on demand! The unit also features a unique poaching tray with 3 joined elliptical shaped cups; a tribute to Julia Child, who preferred a similarly shaped holder when poaching eggs.






Breville Waffle Pro

Mosa Whip Cream Charger

Make beautiful fresh whipped cream on demand with this nice little toy. 

No more need to buy whipped cream in disposable containers. 

And who wants to fuss with the bowl and those loud hand mixers? 

Starting at $69.99      





Nordic Ware Baking Thermometer Fun Kitchen Toys, Cooking Tools and Cool Gadgets


Gourmet Village Pancake Mix

Apple Spice Pancake/ Waffle mix by Gourmet Village is a delicious idea to add to your brunch menu.

Simply add water to the mix and voila, gourmet pancakes!

One 1lb box yields 24 pancakes.


Butter Bell CrockThe Original Butter Bell Crock

Enjoy soft spreadable butter with no refrigeration!

  1. Pour 1/3 cup of cold water into the base of the crock
  2. Pack ½ cup softened butter into the bell shaped lid
  3. Replace lid into the bottom of the crock.

Comes in white, black and Christmas red.


Good Grips Flip and Fold Omelette TurnerGood Grips Flip and Fold Omelette Turner

Flexible edge glides easily under food for easy flipping and folding.

The flipper is perfect for right or left handed use. Silicone heat resistant up to 600̊°F


Sophie Conran GlasswareSophie Conran Glassware

For special occasions or everyday use Sophie Conran glassware is a perfect choice.

It is durable, unique and sophisticated.

Choose from serving bowls, pitchers and glasses. Champagne glasses box of 2.


Semi annual Zwilling J.A. Henckels sale is on now!

Check out the online 2013 Gourment Guide >

Zwilling J.A. Henckels

Gluten Free Flour Blend

Make any recipe gluten free by using an all purpose gluten free flour blend.

  • 2 cups white rice flour
  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 1 1/8 cups potato starch
  • 3/8 cups tapioca starch
  • 2 ½ teaspoons xanthan gum

Blend all ingredients and store in an airtight container

GingerBread HouseBrunch Menu, have fun with it!

Did you know …

  • The first Christmas greeting card is believed to have been designed and printed in London, England in 1843.
  • Christmas crackers are said to have been invented in 1847 by a London confectioner as a promotional way to sell his bonbons. He was inspired to add the crackle effect after he had thrown a log onto the fire.
  • The use of holly as a Christmas decoration is said to come from the early Christians during the Roman festival of Saturnalia.
  • It is believed that if holly berries are plentiful there will be a long and severe winter!



Mimosa Cocktails

FOR 8 Mimosa Cocktails

  • 1 750 ml bottle chilled dry sparkling wine
  • 3 cups (750 ml) chilled orange juice (freshly squeezed is best)
  • 1/2 cup (118 ml) Grand Marnier or triple sec (optional)

FOR 1 Mimosa Cocktail

  • 1/3 cup (79 ml) chilled dry sparkling wine
  • 1/3 cup (79 ml) chilled orange juice (freshly squeezed is best)
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) Grand Marnier or triple sec (optional)


  1. Fill 8 champagne flutes 1/2 full with chilled sparkling wine.
  2. Top with orange juice.
  3. If you are using, top mimosa with 1 tablespoon of Grand Marnier or triple sec.