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June 2015, Volume 11, Issue 6

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

Licorice ~ not just a sweet treat!


Spiegelau India Pale Ale GlassIntroducing the latest in classic hues by Le Creuset, Licorice, le nouveau noire. Licorice is a matte black art piece that brings sophistication to your working kitchen. We know that you’ve had your eye on an enameled cast iron piece by Le Creuset. Not only is it a perfect time to get one because it finally comes in black, but also because it is promotionally priced for a limited time!

Beer has become more sophisticated in recent years thanks to microbreweries. Take your craft beer to the next level by drinking it out of a complimentary glass. The shape of the glass releases the aroma and its flavors to the nose and also determines where the beer lands on the palette. Come and see our full spectrum of gourmet beer glasses by Spiegelau. Challenge yourself by drinking a beer directly from the bottle followed by the same beer in a specialty beer glass to taste the difference.

Spiegelau India Pale Ale Glass Set of 2 $19.99 (regular $24.99)
Spiegelau India Pale Ale Glass 6 pack $47.99 (regular $59.99)

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In This Issue:


Introducing Licorice by Le Creuset

Inspired by flavourful european classics like espresso and truffles, this sophisticated matte black object d’art is now simmering in some of the world’s finest kitchens.

The new Licorice hue, by Le Creuset, joins the ranks of the world’s colour and quality benchmark. Cast individually in sand molds, then hand-inspected by French artisans, each cast iron piece features a rich heritage design, as well as ergonomic handles and knobs.

Ideal in the oven, on the stove or at the table, the iconic cookware is beloved for both its chip-resistant enamel exterior and superior heat retention that locks in flavour and keeps foods moist and tender.


Cuisipro V GratersLampe Berger Plissée lamp in transparent glass



A glamorous and feminine, fashion-inspired lamp with decorative relief reminiscent of the pleated dresses of the 1950s.

$59.00 in red or clear

Lampe Berger Seasonal Fragrance
Summer Night, 500ml. It actually keeps the mosquitoes at bay. Enjoy dining al fresco with Lampe Berger.



Toys for the Kitchen

The Cast Iron Way to Cook

The Cast Iron Way to CookWhat a fabulous cookbook by Le Creuset! Have you ever wondered how to use a cast iron pot or how to use a pot of a certain shape?

It can be intimidating to try something unfamiliar in the kitchen. This cookbook explains it all and gives recipes to go in various pots including braisers, tagines, French ovens crepe pans and more.

$29.95 (regular $40)

Watch for more cast iron cooking in our July newsletter!


Oven Towel Now Designs

Keep this 100% cotton towel on hand when cooking.

Its heavy duty construction offers enough heat protection to handle hot pots and pans.

The generous size of 14 inches by 26 inches allows you to even take a large lasagna dish, pizza pan or roaster out of the oven.

$9.00 each

Oven Towel Now Designs

Trudeau Duetto Double Wall GlassDuetto Double Wall Glass

You don’t need to use a coaster with these glasses because there is no condensation.

The temperature of the beer isn’t affected by the temperature of your hand or the air.

Trudeau double wall pilsner glasses or beer steins create a layer of insulation so cold beer stays cold.

Trudeau also offers a Duetto Double Wall Pitcher 35oz. Ingenious.

Starting at $25.00

Mussels marinara seasoning by Gourmet du VillageGourmet du Village

A must have in your pantry - Mussels marinara seasoning by Gourmet du Village is a perfect blend of spices.

The box offers three alternate recipes:

  • Spicy Puttanesca Mussels
  • Provencal Mussels
  • Mussels with Beer Sauce

The envelope contains enough seasoning for 4 to 6 servings. Other seasonings are also available in the store.

$3.50 each

Beer Steamed Mussels

Beer Steamed Mussels

Mussels have a rich, sweet flavour and plump, tender texture. They are bi-valve shellfish about 2 - 3 inches in length. Mussels can be substituted in any recipe calling for clams or oysters.


  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 small diced onion
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 pinch pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1 bottle of beer
  • 2 pounds cleaned mussels
  • 3 tbsp. chopped parsley


  1. In a large pot such as a Dutch oven, braiser or soup pot, heat oil over medium heat.
  2. Add onions, garlic, and pepper flakes and sauté until onions are translucent, approximately 3 minutes.
  3. Add butter to the pot and allow it to melt.
  4. Add the beer to the onions and allow that to simmer.
  5. Add cleaned mussels to the hot liquid. Cover and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  6. Using a slotted spoon, transfer mussels to serving bowls, discarding any that have not opened. Drizzle with remaining liquid. Top with fresh parsley.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 13 minutes
Makes: 4 servings

NOTE: Take a short cut and use the Mussels Marinara seasoning by Gourmet du Village in this recipe to replace the onion, garlic and pepper flakes.