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Canned Albacore Tuna

By amy • May 26th, 2012 • Category: Canned Goods, Columns, Meat, Poultry, Seafood

Before we get to the fun part – and we promise you, in spite of this taste test’s many and varied challenges there will be worthwhile information ahead – one or two thoughts on the state of the fin: Sometimes, standing in front of the expanse of canned seafood in our local supermarket – the [...]

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BumperCrop – Beer Sweet Peppers, Twisted Celery, Mostarda Cranberries

By amy • Dec 3rd, 2011 • Category: Appetizers, Canned Goods, Cocktail Garnishes, Condiments, Dressings, Oils, Vinegars, Fruits And Vegetables, Impulse Buy

BUMPERCROP Beer Sweet Peppers; 500 ml, $8.99; Twisted Celery; 500 ml, $8.99; Mostarda Cranberries; 250 ml, $9.99 Available at Ontario fine food stores For more information visit www.thebumpercrop.com The season for entertaining is here – curate that table! The day the calendar changes to Dec.1 is the day the buffet spread looms large, and every [...]

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12 Impulse Buys of the Season

By amy • Dec 23rd, 2010 • Category: Alcohol, Appetizers, Baked Goods, Supplies, Beverages, Candy, Canned Goods, Cocktail Garnishes, Columns, Condiments, Dressings, Oils, Vinegars, Meat, Poultry, Seafood, Mixes, Pasta, Grains, Beans, Prepared Foods, Seasonings, Spices, Snacks, Sweets, crackers, sauces, spreads

#1 Vosges Chocolate Mo’s Bacon Chocolate Chip Pancake Mix 454g, $17.95 (yields 2 batches) available at fine food stores for more information visit www.vosgeschocolate.com In Shelf Life’s household, Christmas Day will start with this luxe mash-up. Produced by upscale chocolatier Vosges, fabled for their signature chocolate bar with bacon, the star attraction in this mix [...]

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12 Impulse Buys of the Season

By amy • Dec 12th, 2010 • Category: Appetizers, Baked Goods, Supplies, Beverages, Candy, Canned Goods, Cocktail Garnishes, Condiments, Dressings, Oils, Vinegars, Fruits And Vegetables, Impulse Buy, Meat, Poultry, Seafood, Mixes, Pantry Items, Pasta, Grains, Beans, Prepared Foods, Seasonings, Spices, Snacks, Sweets, crackers, sauces, spreads

#1 Vosges Chocolate Mo’s Bacon Chocolate Chip Pancake Mix 454g, $17.95 (yields 2 batches) available at fine food stores for more information visit www.vosgeschocolate.com In Shelf Life’s household, Christmas Day will start with this luxe mash-up. Produced by upscale chocolatier Vosges, fabled for their signature chocolate bar with bacon, the star attraction in this mix [...]

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The 56th Summer Fancy Food Show

By amy • Jul 10th, 2010 • Category: Baked Goods, Supplies, Beverages, Canned Goods, Columns, Condiments, Dressings, Oils, Vinegars, Dairy, Frozen Foods, Meat, Poultry, Seafood, Mixes, Pantry Items, Pasta, Grains, Beans, Prepared Foods, Seasonings, Spices, Snacks, Sweets, sauces, spreads

This place is enormous, and packed to the gills: to use a term borrowed from the Oreo people, what we have here is a Double Stuf event. Picture a stadium–sized exhibition space in New York City, filled with booths displaying tempting-looking snacks, sweets, and savouries. Behind these irresistibly designed and invitingly lit items stand busy, [...]

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St. Dalfour – Wild Salmon with Vegetables

By amy • Mar 14th, 2010 • Category: Canned Goods, Impulse Buy, Meat, Poultry, Seafood, Prepared Foods

St. Dalfour Ready To Eat Gourmet On The Go Wild Salmon With Vegetables 153g, $3.99 widely available for more information visit St.Dalfour.com And so it’s game over for Vancouver 2010 – gone are the dazzling competitions, the smiley party people, the roared O Canadas. Hardest of all, though, is bidding farewell to our favourite Lower [...]

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Cream of Mushroom Soup

By john • Oct 27th, 2007 • Category: Canned Goods, Columns, Prepared Foods

Instead of humans, or wolves, Shelf Life was raised by Hanna Barbera. Both of us grew up in Sixties households that believed fervently in Jetsons-style progress. Electric carving knives, lucite furniture, Miss Chatelaine, Expo ’67 souvenir martini shakers – if Olive Diefenbaker wouldn’t like it, our families rushed out and bought it. In the kitchen, [...]

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Canned Whole Tomatoes

By admin • Apr 1st, 2006 • Category: Canned Goods, Columns, Fruits And Vegetables, Pantry Items

This week, Shelf Life salutes one of the unsung heroes of the packaged food world – the tomato wrangler. Selecting, growing, harvesting, packing, transporting and retailing nature’s most perfect fruit is a seriously difficult and costly undertaking, because it requires both up-to-the-minute technological expertise and old fashioned sun-and-soil know-how. Let us now walk a mile [...]

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Tomato Soup

By amy • Oct 23rd, 2004 • Category: Canned Goods, Columns, Prepared Foods

The revolution will be slurped. Forty years ago, when Andy Warhol turned a can of tomato soup into art, people were shocked that such a lowly commodity – stuff that people in undershirts ate – could be applauded in Park Avenue salons. But Warhol was one of the first artists to be interested in the [...]

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