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January 2013, Volume 9, Issue 1

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

Fresh, Healthy Start for 2013

Lamb Kebobs and TzatzikiWith the holidays behind us the pace of life can slow down and resume as usual.

January always brings a clean slate. Resolve to take better care of yourself and your family this year by cooking with whole foods and making healthy food choices.

We can help by showing you the kitchen tools you need for easy to prepare, healthy meals.

We are also given a clean slate every January. On the horizon is the semi-annual Canadian Gift and Tableware Association Trade Show, which we will attend.  We get the opportunity to see what is new and fresh in the world of retail and bring it home to Orangeville.

Stay tuned as we bring new, fresh and innovative cooking tools into the store.

Sigrid and Staff

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In this Issue:

Microwave Potato Chip Maker
TopChips by Mastrad

We introduced this product into the store in the fall of last year. Customers responded with astounding numbers. This tool works and fills a void in the world of healthy snack options.

Don't buy those expensive, chemical-laden trans fat–filled potato chips anymore.  Make fat-free, crispy chips in only three minutes in the microwave!  Make chips from potatoes, sweet potatoes, apples, beets and more.

Sprinkle with your choice of seasonings and you have a healthful snack! 

Top Chips Kit (includes tray and slicer) $25
Top Chips Set (includes two trays) $30

Top Chip Maker

Emile Henry Loaf PanEmile Henry Loaf Pan, Made in France

As you may have noticed we love Emile Henry products.

When we put a newsletter together for you it’s hard for us not to include Emile Henry.  As with all Emile Henry ceramics the heat is diffused gently and evenly when cooking.  This is precisely the reason why you will love this loaf pan.

Have you ever made a banana loaf or a meat loaf, in an alternative pan, and when it comes time to cut into it the centre is not quite cooked.  Back it goes into the oven.  When the centre is finally cooked the end pieces are well done. 

This will never happen in an Emily Henry ceramic loaf pan.  Love. Comes in many colours!

$49.99, 30,5 cm x 13,5 cm capacity 1,60 L
9"x5" capacity 1 qt


Dried Fruit Cake
Raspberry Loaf Cake

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Good Grips Spatula SetFun Kitchen Toys, Cooking Tools and Gadgets

Good Grips 3 piece Silicone Spatula Set

Here's the scoop:
Heat resistant up to 600°F, BPA Free

Small spatula ideal for reaching food in jars of all sizes
Medium spatula has a rounded edge for scraping bowls and a square edge for pushing batter into pan corners
Medium spoon spatula is ideal for mixing and scooping

$21.99 regular, $17.99 sale

Good Grips 3 Piece Peeler SetGood Grips 3 Piece Peeler Set

Non-slip soft grip handles,
Stainless steel and dishwasher safe
Julienne peeler for creating julienne strips
Swivel peeler for peeling firm fruits and veggies like cucumbers, potatoes and apples
Serrated peeler for peeling soft fruits and veggies like tomatoes, peaches and plums

$24.99 regular, $18.99 sale

Trudeau Toss and ChopTrudeau Toss and Chop

  • Use for salads and salsas
  • Toss and chop foods directly in a bowl, plate or pan
  • Dual micro-serrated stainless steel blades that never need sharpening
  • Soft-grip handles for comfort
  • Safety lock for secure and compact storage


Check out the Trudeau Toss and Chop >

Zyliss 2 in 1 Handheld Mandolin SlicerZyliss 2 in 1 Handheld Mandolin Slicer

  • Creates perfect even slices quickly
  • Choose the thickness of your slices
  • Food holder to protect your hands and covers the blade when not in use
  • Non-slip feet for stability
  • Julienne cutter included
  • Dishwasher safe


Check out the Zyliss 2 in 1 Handheld Mandolin Slicer >

Electronic Yogurt Maker by DonvierElectronic Yogurt Maker by Donvier

We’ve all heard that yogurt is good for you.  It is rich in potassium, calcium, protein and B vitamins, including B-12.  Research shows yogurt strengthens and stabilizes the immune system with the active probiotic cultures.

Commercial yogurts, particularly sweetened ones, are generally deficient in active live cultures and are considered to be a dessert rather than health beneficial.

Making yogurt at home is foolproof with the Donvier Electronic Yogurt Maker. Milk, and live culture (readily available) is all it takes to make a healthful snack. No additives, artificial sweeteners and flavours, colours or stabilizers.  If you like it sweet simply add fruit, honey or maple syrup just before eating. 

Makes up to 6 cups at a time in 8 individual BPA Free jars while you sleep!



Marinated Lamb Kebobs

This recipe can be served over rice, in a pita or with a side salad and the Tzatziki dip.


2 lbs
1 cup
2 tbsp
1 tsp
½ tsp
2 tsp
8 cloves

lean lamb leg
low–fat plain yogurt
grated fresh ginger
hot pepper sauce
curry powder
garlic, sliced thinly


  1. Cut lamb into 1 1/2” (3.5 cm) cubes; place lamb cubes in shallow glass
  2. Mix ginger, salt, pepper sauce, curry and yogurt.
  3. Pour mixture over lamb cubes and marinate for 24 hours, stirring occasionally.
  4. Skewer lamb cubes alternately with garlic, pressing tightly together.
  5. Grill, turning frequently until browned but still pink in the centre (about 8 minutes).

Serves 4


Tzatziki - Greek Cucumber Dip

Dip your chips, pitas and fresh veggies in Tzatziki. Serve with any grilled meat or fish.


1 cup
2 cloves
1 tbsp
1 tsp
1/4 tsp

plain yogurt - thick or drained
cucumber, peeled and grated
garlic pressed
olive oil
white wine vinegar or lemon juice
salt and pepper
cayenne pepper or paprika
dill, mint, parsley, chopped onion


  1. Strain yogurt in a bowl - overnight in the fridge works best.
  2. Shred or coarsely grate the cucumber and squeeze water out with your hands.
  3. Add cucumber and other ingredients to the yogurt and mix.
  4. Add one of: dill, mint, parsley or chopped onion if you want to experiment.
  5. Garnish with parsley or something green and sprinkle cayenne pepper
    or paprika for a dash of colour.
  6. Let flavours meld and garlic tone down in the fridge for a few hours before serving.