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March 2017, Volume 13, Issue 3


Kitchen to the Table, The Kitchen Store in Orangeville


Waffles and Hot Tea for a delicious March

Freshly made waffles with a crispy exterior and fluffy interior partnered with those perfect square wells to accommodate butter and syrup are a recipe for success in our books. Waffle makers are actually very versatile machines.

Keep in mind that these are grills that grill top and bottom simultaneously. Now think about what you can sandwich in between the plates: cookies, shredded hash browns, mozzarella sticks, puff pastry, s'mores sandwich, frittatas, get the idea.

In This Issue:

Canadian FlagCanada Fact

80% of the world's maple syrup comes from Canada!

How to Make Maple Taffy in the Snow

  1. Take real maple syrup and heat over a fire or on the stove until it reaches the “soft ball” stage (235°F).
  2. Take the hot syrup (be very careful) and pour on clean, untouched snow, in straight lines.
  3. Take a popsicle stick and roll along the line of maple syrup, gathering up the syrup as it hardens!

Sigrid and Staff



Chef’s Choice Waffle Maker

Chef’s Choice Waffle Maker

It takes less than three minutes to enjoy delicious homemade waffles with the Classic WafflePro by Chef’s Choice! No matter how hectic your schedule, it’s easy to put waffles on the menu and delight palettes young and old with the fresh baked goodness and aroma of homemade waffles.

This commercial-quality, non-stick, waffle iron makes four delicious four inch waffles in minutes. The quick heat up time is so convenient and the beep indicator in addition to the LED light indicator lets you know when things are ready. Customize how you like your waffles cooked by pressing “fast bake” for crispy waffles on the outside and moist on the inside, or press “slow bake” for crunchier waffles with a more consistent texture. Make waffles for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Bon appétit.



Chef’s Choice Kettles

Chef’s Choice Kettles

The most underrated and well used small appliance in my kitchen has to be the electric kettle. My Chef’s Choice kettle gets used without a second thought, morning, noon and night for many years now. Bless you, Kettle.

The Chef’s Choice Smart Kettle is a must have kitchen appliance that boils water at the precise temperature desired. This is the ultimate for serving up temperature sensitive teas including herbal, white, green, black, oolong, and rooibos and French press coffee. Once you have experienced a tea made with water at the recommended temperature you will experience the difference.

This beautiful appliance is classically shaped and made of stainless steel inside and out. The jug is removable from the electric base for easy pouring. A nifty feature that we admire in this kettle is the “keep warm” setting. The set water temperature is automatically maintained and remembers the last programmed setting for convenience.


Chef’s Choice Compact Kettle – Red

Chef’s Choice Compact Kettle – Red

This perfect electric kettle boils up to 1 litre of water. A compact kettle is more light weight and can easily be stored in smaller spaces such as dorm rooms, boats and cottages. 1500 watts of power gets your water boiled faster than the stove top or microwave.



Kitchen Gadgets

Double Wall Glassware by Zwilling J.A. Henckels

There’s something special about a beverage served in a double wall glass. This product is ideal for hot or cold drinks, meaning hot stays hot and cold keeps cold. Best of all: there’s no need for a coaster since the glass creates no condensation. Boxed in two and available in a variety of sizes with and without handle.

Starting at $11.49 (Regular $23.00)

Double Wall Glassware by Zwilling J.A. Henckels

Cole & Mason Kingsley Herb and Spice GrinderSorrento Tea Pot with Rechaud by Zwilling J.A. Henckels

Enjoy your favourite tea in style with the essential Zwilling Sorrento teapot set.

This one litre teapot is made of durable borosilicate glass and is accented with brushed stainless steel for a stylish look.

The ultra-fine mesh stainless steel strainer holds tea leaves while steeping and removes for easy cleaning or teabag brewing.

The candle-lit stainless steel tea warmer keeps your favourite brews ready to drink.

Promo price $89.99 (regular 140.00)


The Original Butter Bell

The Original Butter Bell crocks are designed to keep butter soft and spreadable without refrigeration. The Butter Bell crock is the best way to serve and store fresh, delicious real butter.

Simply press one stick of butter into the top portion of the ceramic pot and fill the bottom portion with 1/3 cup of ice cold water. Voila! Perfectly spreadable butter!


The Original Butter Bell Crock

The Original Butter Bell Crock

Trudeau Syrup DispenserTrudeau Syrup Dispenser

Showcase your “liquid gold” in this stylish and practical maple syrup dispenser by Trudeau.

There are no metal components on this jug so you can easily pop it into the microwave to warm your syrup before serving.

The slide-back lever means no-mess dispensing and easy cleaning.

Holds over 500 ml or 2 cups of liquid or one can of syrup.



T-Sac FilterT-Sac Tea Filters

No fuss no muss - make your own tea bags.

Loose leaf teas are a hot commodity as tea is very fashionable to drink.

If you like to keep things simple then try these chlorine-free tea sacs to make your own tea bags.

Made in Germany of unbleached paper and fully compostable.

$8.30 100 per box




Knife Skills

Knife Skills: Waffle Bites

Cut bite-size waffle pieces in a hurry (especially useful when kids are hungry) dust off your pizza cutter and away you go!


Maple Bacon Jam

Maple Bacon Jam

Use this jam on waffles or pair with your favorite cheeses such as cheddar or brie.


  • 1.5 pounds thick cut bacon, chopped
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 red onion, medium, diced
  • 2 shallots, diced
  • ½ cup water
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbsp. dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a medium sauce pan cook the onions and shallots until translucent. Add the bacon and sauté to brown.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and let simmer for 1 hour on low heat until reduced and thickened.
  3. Using a blender, pulse the thickened sauce to make a spread.

Prep Time 1.5 hours
Makes 1.5 cups


Lampe Berger NEW Fragrance Water Fruits

Water Fruits is a lovely olfactory recipe based on dragon fruits. This is a young and modern fragrance which would suit someone who is looking for something delicately exotic; Top notes of pear, pineapple, dragon fruit and green notes. Middle notes of water fruits and lotus flower. Bottom notes of vanilla and white musk.

500 ml $24.00 only

Lampe Berger NEW Fragrance Water Fruits