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December 2016, Sophie Conran

Kitchen to the Table, The Kitchen Store in Orangeville

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We all have different holiday traditions that make our celebrations unique. For me I always bake certain recipes that my friends and family have come to expect. It just wouldn’t be the same if those things were not on offer. I am also willing to try new things to compliment the tried and true so I enjoy reading magazines and looking at cookbooks for inspiration. I am sharing a couple of my favorite recipes that I hope you will try. Who knows? Perhaps they will become part of your holiday traditions.

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, December 10th - 11:00am to 2:00 pm ~ Wüsthof Trident knife demo
This seventh generation family operated company with more than 200 years of producing outstanding knives is a must have in gourmet kitchens. Come for a “test drive” and start the collection. My favorite is the Classic Ikon, either with a black or off-white handle.

Sigrid and Staff


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Sophie Conran by Portmeirion is celebrating 10 Christmases with us! We have many customers, of all ages, who have collected these beautiful timeless dinnerware pieces throughout the years. Sophie Conran introduces new pieces to the collection on a regular basis which keeps us excited. Come and see what’s new in the line of Sophie Conran.

From December 6th to 11th, save the tax on all in-stock Sophie Conran purchases.


Sophie Conran mugs mugs mugs

Sometimes all you need is to hold that mug of hot coco and it warms you up. The size and shape of the mug has to fit just right much like a pair of good shoes. Sophie Conran, for Portmeirion, has introduced a couple of new mugs to their growing line of tableware. The Honey Pot mugs are short and stout and the Beehive mugs are tall and stout. Both come as a gift set of four in multi colours (white, pebble, celadon and grey)

Sophie Conran mugs mugs mugs

Honey Pot mugs Set of 4 $49.99
Beehive mugs Set of 4 $59.99

Sophie Conran Mini Au Gratin

A set of two mini au gratin oval casseroles are perfect for individual portions or dips to share. Give this to the Sophie Conran lover on your list filled with your favourite dip.

Mini au gratin Set of 2 $29.99

Sophie Conran Mini Au Gratin

Pimpernel Cork Back Placemats

We know that it is hard to find certain items close to home and cork-backed placemats and coasters are one of them. We have stock on Pimpernel mats that you might want to rush over and see because they simply aren’t always here!

Pimpernel’s quality placemats and coasters use a 5mm board topped with a unique and exclusive art print. Each is totally sealed with a high quality coating that is both stain and heat resistant to 212°C. The placemats and coasters are then finished with a hard-wearing cork back that protects precious furniture.

Placemats set of 4 $39.99
Coasters set of 6 $12.99

Pimpernel Cork Back Placemats

OXO Good Grips Non-stick gold bake pans

Get all of your baking done with success by using OXO Good Grips bake ware. Here is a line of bake ware that is exclusively made in the United States. These gold-tone pans are of heavy-gauge aluminized steel with a non-stick, two layer coating. The coating, PTFO-free and Swiss engineered is built to last with the ceramic-reinforcement. Cookie sheets, jelly roll pans, muffin pans, cake pans, loaf pans, square and rectangle available.

Starting at $24.99

OXO Bakeware

Nordic Ware Snowflake Shortbread Mold

Stop fiddling with cutters and simplify your delicious shortbread recipe or try ours.
Use this snowflake embossed shortbread mold to press and bake your dough for professional quality-looking cookies. Press, bake, cool and enjoy. Quick, simple, beautiful and delicious.

Starting at $49.99

Nordic Ware Snowflake Shortbread Mold

Holiday Cast Cookie Stamps by Nordic Ware

Stop fiddling with cutters and simplify your delicious shortbread recipe or try ours.
Use this snowflake embossed shortbread mold to press and bake your dough for professional quality-looking cookies. Press, bake, cool and enjoy. Quick, simple, beautiful and delicious.

Starting at $49.99

Nordic Ware Cookie Stamps


Nanaimo Bars

Nanaimo Bars

Ingredients No-bake bars

  • cup butter, softened
  • 5 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 5 tbsp. cocoa
  • tsp. vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups graham crumbs
  • 1 cup coconut, unsweetened, shredded
  • cup walnuts, chopped

Ingredients Icing

  • ¼ cup butter
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp. milk
  • 2 tbsp. vanilla custard powder

Ingredients Chocolate Top

  • 4 oz. semi-sweet chocolate squares
  • 2 tbsp. butter


  1. Place butter, sugar, cocoa, vanilla and egg into the top pot of a double boiler or a heat resistant glass bowl.
  2. Put pot or bowl above a pot of boiling water that remains simmering at a low heat during this process.
  3. Stir mixture until butter has melted and is the consistency of pudding.
  4. Mix graham crumbs, coconut and walnuts and add to the chocolate mixture.
  5. Pack into a 9x9 parchment paper-lined pan. And allow to cool.
  6. Prepare icing: Using a mixer cream the butter.
  7. Combine custard powder with milk and add to the butter. Mix in the icing sugar.
  8. Spread evenly over the cookie base
  9. Make chocolate topping: Melt chocolate and butter together and pour and spread evenly over the icing. Refrigerate.

Makes: 1 9 x 9 dish

Up for some more Christmas baking?

Try Grandma Grimleys Seven Layer Bars.


Lampe Berger, Holiday Gift Boxes

Limited edition lamps are a holiday highlight. This year choose between timeless Christmas colours, red and white or pick a sophisticated black. The boxed sets consist of a beautiful catalytic lamp, wick, tulip mounting, snuffer, funnel and a 180 ml bottle of fragrance. All made in France.

Red or White Satin Boxed Sets

The Red or White Satin Boxed Sets are the ultimate gift for the Lampe Berger lover. Included is the Orange Cinnamon scent, ideal for creating a festive and sweet environment.


Lamp Berger Comete

This gorgeous limited edition lamp, called Comète, evokes a magical and sophisticated holiday time. It beholds an interesting star shape in a black shade all sprinkled with a silver shimmer for a glamorous look and feel. Subtle Almond scent is included in the box set giving a sweet, nutty fragrance to spur memories of holiday baking.