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February 2016, Volume 12, Issue 2

Kitchen to the Table, The Kitchen Store in Orangeville

Breville Fast Slow Pro

Breville Fast Slow Pro

What if we told you that you could have nutritious, delicious and satisfying Sunday dinners any day of the week in a fraction of the time? To peak your interest further: What if you only had one pot to clean and you could also save money and energy while cooking? Imagine if you had an appliance that does all of this for you PLUS the ability to slow cook, sauté, sear, reduce (thicken) and steam? Sign me up!

New by Breville is the Fast Slow Pro. It is a combination pressure and slow cooker with hands-free steam release. This machine knows the correct pressure, temperature and time that different foods need to optimize successful cooking, fast or slow.
Your new favourite kitchen helper can:

  • Cook a pot roast under pressure in 40 minutes instead of three hours in an oven.
  • Transform dried beans into a usable state in 20 minutes with no pre-soaking.
  • Cook bone broths and stocks in 25 minutes instead of an all-day affair.
  • Make delicious and fluffy risotto without the stirring.
  • Make desserts such as bread pudding and more

$319.99 ($369.99 Regular)

SPCA Cupcake Day Monday, February 29th, 2016

We will be taking orders for cupcakes in support of National Cupcake Day for the SPCA from February 13-20. Cupcakes will be freshly baked locally and ready for pick up at the store on February 27 or 29.

SPCA Cupcake Day Monday

 

In This Issue:

Sigrid and Staff

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Lampe Berger of Paris Fragrance of the Month:
Timeless Rose Fragrance

Timeless Rose FragranceEvery day can be Valentine's Day with the one of a kind, brand new for 2016, Timeless Rose scent.

Composed of green notes, enhanced with a floral heart and rounded off with a sweet musky base, your atmosphere will be powdery, sensual and elegant.

500 ml produces 80 hours of fragrance.

$24.00 500ml

 

International Year of Pulses

Have you heard of pulses? Pulses are the edible seeds of plants in the legume family such as chickpeas, lentils and beans. Pulses are versatile and tasty, nutritious, sustainable and affordable. The United Nations has declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses.

Chef Michael Smith, Canada's Year of the Pulses Ambassador says this: "Super easy, super inexpensive, tasty and flexible. These things hit all the marks."

Use a pressure cooker to cook dried beans in a fraction of the time to commit to eating pulses once a week for 10 weeks and join a global food movement! Eating dry peas, lentils, beans and chickpeas helps reduce your carbon footprint – and it’s great for your health. Help support national and provincial growers. Every 1/2 cup of cooked pulses delivers 9 grams of protein.

Join us and take the challenge here pulsepledge.com
Find lots of recipes to experiment with as well.

Lampe Berger of Paris makes an ideal gift

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Breville the Handy Mix Scraper

Breville the Handy Mix ScraperBreville just does everything ‘right’ and the Handy Mix Scraper is no exception. The first things that you will notice about this 9 speed hand mixer are the Quiet Scraper Beaters. These beaters allow you to mix to the edge of the bowl. The benefit of this is that all ingredients get mixed evenly without the use of an independent spatula and there are no clanging and banging noises to drive you bananas.

Also comes with balloon whisks, dough hooks and a handy storage case. The motor itself is also on the quiet side because it offers high torque at low speeds. This means the machine can power through heavy cookie and bread dough and the motor doesn’t suffer. Some other neat features are: the Count-up Timer, the Pause Button and the Mixing Light.

$149.99 each

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Gadgets for the Kitchen

Trudeau Silicone Muffin Pan

Trudeau Silicone Muffin PanI love these pans.

I have them in a few sizes because every time I use them I have success.

No sticking, no burning, no messes. I can put them in the dishwasher and my life is easier because of them.

Make gorgeous and faultless cupcakes (or muffins, tarts, brownies, quiches, cheesecakes, Yorkshire puddings and more) in this high quality, sturdy, European-grade silicone pan.

$30.00 each

 

OXO Good Grips Compact Food Scale

OXO Good Grips Compact Food ScaleWhether you’re a healthy eater or like to use recipes that measure in weight, the OXO Good Grips Compact Food Scale is the perfect companion for portioning and weighing at home or on the go.

The sliding tab easily allows you to zero the scale to add additional ingredients.

The 16oz/500g capacity Scale shows both imperial and metric measurement markings and the bowl is dishwasher safe.

  • Slim, compact shape fits into bags
  • Angled surface lets you read measurements from above
  • Bowl securely snaps onto base for compact storage

$20.00 each

CDN Chocolate Tempering ThermometerCDN Chocolate Tempering Thermometer

Make your Valentine something memorable. Did you know that there’s a bit of a science to tempering (melting and then cooling to a predetermined temperature) chocolate? For the chocolate to set with a nice sheen and to maintain firmness at room temperature the correct crystalline pattern must form within the cocoa butter. Use this tempering thermometer to make beautiful and successful chocolate and a wide range of low temperature candies.

  • Measurement Range: 40 to 130°F
  • Durable laboratory glass
  • Non-mercuric column
  • Protective case

$13.00

 

Cuisipro Tempo Tools – Serving LadleCuisipro Tempo Tools – Serving Ladle

Cusipro has a beautiful line of serving tools that are also ideal for cooking. The tools are stainless steel with a mirror finish, ergonomic handle for easy use and are dishwasher safe. The ladle is perfect for all of the soups and stews you’ve been making and kindly pours without dripping.

  • Rounded edge prevents drips and pours easily
  • Heavy-gauge stainless steel
  • Ergonomic, comfortable handle
  • Eyelet for easy hanging
  • Resistant to high and low extremes of temperature
  • For cooking and serving
  • Dishwasher safe

$29.00

 

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Kale & White Bean Soup

Kale & White Bean Soup

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 small bulb fennel, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 heaped tablespoons tomato paste
  • bunch kale, stems removed, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup dried cannellini beans
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • teaspoon crushed chilli flakes
  • 10 cups (2.5 litres) water
  • Grated parmesan to serve

Directions:

  1. Select SAUTÉ, HI heat, and preheat the cooking bowl.
  2. Heat the olive oil until shimmering then add the onions, carrots, celery and fennel.
  3. Sauté until softened and starting to brown, 7–10 minutes.
  4. Reduce SAUTÉ level to MED and continue cooking for 5 more minutes. Add garlic during the last minute of cooking and stir constantly.
  5. Add the tomato paste and cook, stirring constantly, for 3–5 minutes until caramelised. Add the kale, dried beans, bay leaf, thyme, salt, chilli flakes and water, stirring to combine
  6. Select either Pressure Cook or Slow Cook Legumes (if using the Fast Slow Pro)
  7. When cooking has completed, adjust seasoning and serve immediately, top with grated parmesan cheese.

Serves: 8