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February 2013, Volume 9, Issue 2

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

In the Kitchen with Family & Friends

Lamb Kebobs and TzatzikiThis month we're encouraging you to start a new tradition at your house. We're supporting families preparing meals and cooking together. Monday, February 18 is Family Day and we will be closed in honour of this day. We hope you find something special to do with your family, perhaps in the kitchen.

We've all read the studies that show families who eat together have closer relationships. But what about the families who cook together?

There's a deep appreciation and self satisfaction for contributing to a family meal. From scrubbing veggies, to slow cooking and everything in between, we've got ideas to help you cook together!

Sigrid and Staff

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Cooking Tip

How to make hard boiled eggs that peel easily:  Add 1 tbsp. baking soda to the cooking water. It raises the pH of the water and makes them easier to peel by reducing the albumen's ability to stick to the shell.

February Specials

Riedel Wine Glasses and Decanters ~ 25% off in-stock items
Wüsthof Kitchen Surfer Knife ~ $85
Cuisipro Foam Soap Pump ~ $13.49
Breville EasySear Slow Cooker ~ $149.99

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In this Issue:

NEW! Wüsthof Kitchen Surfer Knife

Use the Kitchen Surfer Knife to slice tomatoes, bread, meat, cheese, vegetables or pizza, the gently curving "wave" serrated edge glides easily through all ingredients.

The shape of the blade - a blend of the traditional cook's knife and the stylish santoku - is perfect for a variety of uses including slicing, chopping and peeling.

On Sale $85.00 (Regular $135.00)

Wüsthof Kitchen Surfer Knife


Breville Slow Cooker with EasySear

Slow cook meats and stews to perfection

Designed to make your life less complicated so you can spend more time with your family; Breville Slow Cooker with EasySear stove top cooker.

This slow cooker is for large or family sized meals with a 7 quart capacity. The ability to sear, oven roast and slow cook all in one pot is such a great idea! Sear, sauté and brown on your electric or gas stovetop. The silicone handle covers stay cool for transferring from stove to slow cooker.

Now get that chicken in the slow cooker and spend the afternoon with your family!

On sale for $149.99 (Regular $179.99)

Breville Slow Cooker with EasySear

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Chicken Cacciatore from Breville

Serve hot accompanied with crusty bread, pasta and salad of your choice.

Ingredients:

2 tbsp
16
2
4
750ml
20
½ cup
1 cup
1 cup
2 tbsp
1 tbsp
1 tbsp

olive oil
skinless chicken drumsticks
large onions, peeled and sliced
garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
jar tomato sauce
Kalamata olives, pitted
white wine
chicken stock
button mushrooms, quartered
fresh basil leaves chopped
fresh rosemary, chopped
sugar

Directions:

  1. Heat oil in EasySear insert over stove top.
  2. Add onion and garlic to sauté until softened.
  3. Add chicken drumsticks in batches and cook over medium heat until lightly browned.
  4. In a mixing bowl combine tomato sauce, olives, wine, stock, mushrooms, basil, rosemary and sugar.
  5. Pour combined mixture over the chicken in the EasySear insert.
  6. Move EasySear insert to the slow cooker vessel.
  7. Cover with lid and cook on Low setting 8-10 hours or high setting 4-5 hours.

Enjoy!

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Cuisipro Foam PumpFun Kitchen Toys, Cooking Tools and Gadgets

Cuisipro Foam Soap Pump

Hand washing made fun! This pump mixes air, water and liquid soap resulting in a rich and creamy foam. Follow the fill lines on the soap pump to easily refill. Reduces soap use by 75% unless, of course, you find yourself washing your hands more often with this great pump!

Comes in chrome, green, orange, red, pink, and black!

$13.49 sale, regular $14.99

Now Designs Tea TowelsNow Designs Ripple Dish Cloth and Tea Towel

Brighten up your kitchen and your spirits with a fresh new towel or two. The Ripple towel has been voted 'most absorbent towel' by Cooks Illustrated Magazine. This beautifully modern towel is made of 100% Turkish cotton and is very thirsty with no mouldy smell.

Comes in a rainbow of colours which vary by season and availability.

$3 and $9.99 each

Chef'n Vegetable Brushes

Get little hands (or big hands) helping to clean veggies with these cute scrub brushes.

  • The mushroom scrub brush has delicate bristles and can also clean peaches and tomatoes.
  • The corn brush has tapered bristles and is designed to clean the silks from corn and also works well on broccoli and cauliflower.
  • The potato brush is made with durable bristles for cleaning dirt from hard root veggies. All brushes are top-rack dishwasher safe.

$8.99Chefn Brushes

Bormioli Rocco Pompei Glass Bowls

These thermal and shock resistant glass bowls are useful, functional and tasteful. They can serve as prep bowls on the working side of your kitchen or serve a beautiful salad in them on the dining side of your kitchen.

Stack them or nest them. Made in Spain.

Starts at $1.30Bormioli Rocco Pompei Glass Bowls

Epicurean Cutting Surfaces Epicurean Cutting Surfaces

We like these cutting boards for all the reasons you’ll like these cutting boards:

  • they are dishwasher safe
  • they are knife friendly
  • heat resistant
  • eco friendly
  • and made in the USA

Epicurean has been revolutionizing cutting boards since 2003. The product is so innovative and original and completely functional that it’s now considered a staple in your kitchen. The surface will not dull your knives so your knives will need sharpening less often.

Epicurean wood fibre cutting boards are heat resistant up to 350°F / 176°C, so you can use the surface as a trivet without damage. No more need to worry if your board is harbouring any bacteria. Simply add it to the dishwasher or wash in hot soapy water. Comes in a variety of sizes and colours.

$13.50 and up

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Coleslaw with Tangy Yogurt Dressing

This coleslaw can be refrigerated up to 1 day dressed, or 3 days undressed. Serve as a side, dress a burger or fish sandwich or stuff in a pita.

Ingredients:

4 cups
1
1
½ cup
1 tbsp
1½ tbsp
¼ tsp

1/2 small green cabbage, cored and finely shredded
small carrot, peeled and coarsely grated
small red pepper, diced
plain yogurt
honey
apple-cider vinegar
coarse salt
Freshly ground pepper

 

carrotDirections:

  1. Combine cabbage, carrot and red pepper in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk yogurt, honey, vinegar, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  3. Toss with cabbage mixture.

Serves 4

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