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February 2015, Volume 11, Issue 2

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

Soup’s on with Le Creuset and Breville Multi pots

Le CreusetWe’ve all heard of cookie exchanges at holiday time but have you thought of participating in a soup swap?  It’s the perfect excuse to get together with friends on a cold February day.  Stock your freezer full of comforting soup and spend quality time with friends at the same time. We are all so busy with work and family and life that it would be a great feeling to know that dinner is taken care of. Simply defrost and reheat!

Once you cook soup or anything else in a Le Creuset enameled cast iron cookware you will wonder how you ever got along without one before. Take it from the stove to the oven to the table. You can’t argue with the facts. Food, including soup, simply tastes better when cooked in a Le Creuset French oven.

Bonus: the available colour palette is sure to carry the winter blues away. 
Second bonus: Recipe for Dutch oven bread and Sourdough starter

All in-stock Le Creuset cast iron pieces at 25% off for the month of February!

Sigrid and Staff

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Food Events, Promotions and News

  • Breville small appliance demonstration - Saturday February 14 11am-4pm
  • Le Creuset cast iron Sale 25% off
  • Emily Henry roasting dishes are reduced by 10% or more for February
    AND We still have clearance items from the Emile Henry Urban Colours Line.
  • Orangeville Winter Farmers' Market
    Every other Saturday at 9:00am to 1:00pm
    Feb. 14, 28, March 14, 28, April 11, 25.

In This Issue:


Breville Small Appliances

Breville Risotto PlusPerhaps cooking soup in a slow cooker is more your speed.  If that’s the case we have two beautiful machines by Breville that may suit your needs. 

Breville Risotto Plus

Breville Risotto Plus is an amazing versatile appliance that makes tender slow cooked meals, stir-free risotto and fluffy rice all in the same bowl.  The pot also has a sauté setting that allows you to caramelize onions or brown meats and a steamer insert to steam your favourite vegetables or poach fish. 

$129.99 (regular $139.99)

Lodge Logic cast ironThe Breville Fast Slow cooker is also versatile.  It enables you to cook foods slowly as a slow cooker or fast as a pressure cooker. 

This 6 quart slow cooker/ pressure cooker works with you and your schedule. You can have tender meats in minutes using pressure or you can have flavour layering meals up to 8 hours when slow cooking.

Sautee and sear directly in the cooking bowl. Fully programmable to suit you and includes auto shut off so you can set it and forget it!

Slow food in the fast lane.

$179.99 (regular $199.99)

Be sure to stop by the store on Saturday February 14th for the Breville small appliance demonstration - 11am-4pm.

Emile Henry Roasting Dishes

Emile Henry roasting dishes are your go-to casserole when creating warm and satisfying comfort meals that we all crave at this time of year. Think macaroni and cheese, lasagna, baked French toast, pork loin with scalloped potatoes, shepherd's pie, cabbage rolls, rice pudding and more. The even cooking and easy cleaning of these dishes is all it takes for it to become your favourite dish in the house.

Emily Henry roasting dishes are reduced by 10% or more for February.
Reminder: We still have clearance items from the Emile Henry Urban Colours Line.


Microplane Cube GraterToys for the Kitchen

Microplane Cube Grater

Grate, catch, measure and cover with the Microplane Cube Grater. Three grating options are together in one cute cube. 

The Cube Grater conveniently has three blade styles – fine, ribbon and coarse. The dual-purpose catch feature can be used as a measuring device and a protective cover. Catch and measure with up to 1 ½ cup (350 ml) capacity with graduation marks on three sides. Blades made in the USA.



Zyliss Food ChopperZyliss Food Chopper

Most soups start with three ingredients, onion, celery and carrots. Start off on the right foot by using a Zyliss food chopper.

Packaged complete with a convenient chopping cup and lid, the Food Chopper chops all varieties of foods quickly and easily.


Rosti Mepal UtensilsRosti Mepal Utensils

The smart and functional spoons from Rosti Mepal are a must for every cook. The collection exists of spoons of all sizes, ranging from serving spoons and soup ladles to spatulas.

They are heat resistant and don't have sharp edges, which makes them ideal for cookware with non-stick surfaces.

The spoons are easy to clean, even in the dishwasher! Made in Holland.


Comfort food recipes by Gourmet VillageComfort food recipes by Gourmet Village

Here's a handy little booklet by Gourmet du Village full of 20 Comfort food recipes. Featuring great ways to use your Brie or Dip Bakers. Appetisers for two, main dishes & desserts for one.

Recipes you can make either using your own seasonings in your pantry or alternative directions on how to substitute with Gourmet Village products.




Trudeau Chocolate Molds Trudeau Chocolate Molds

We haven’t forgotten that Valentine’s Day is this month. Make a Valentine’s Day treat for your sweetheart using our easy release Chocolate molds by Trudeau.

Pick up some dark or milk chocolate, melt it in the microwave and fill the tiny heart shapes. Add a surprise to the centre like candied cherries, almonds, raisins or marshmallows.

It’s a sure way to your valentine’s heart.


Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup

  • 2 cans (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 parmesan rind (from your freezer as you've been saving these)
  • 4 cups stock
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 carrots, diced
  • 1 celery, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 sprig rosemary (or teaspoon dried)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cans (15 oz) red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 small zucchini, diced
  • 1 cups pasta
  • 1 cup frozen green beans, thawed
  • 2 cups baby spinach, chopped
  • Finely shredded Parmesan cheese, for serving (or Romano)


  1. Add the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, parmesan rind, stock, water, carrots, celery, onions, garlic, oregano, rosemary, and bay leaves to a slow cooker. Season with salt and pepper and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high 3-4 hours.

  2. Add in red kidney beans, zucchini, and pasta and cook on high heat for an additional 20 - 25 minutes until pasta is tender. Stir in the spinach and green beans and cook for an additional 5 minutes until heated through. Serve hot soup topped with parmesan cheese and garlic toasts.

Prep time
20 minutes
Cook time
3.5-8.5 hours
6-8 servings

Serve fresh home made bread with your soup:
Recipe for Dutch oven bread and Sourdough starter

Bowl of SoupSoup Recipes on our web site: