Shelf Life. Your Ultimate Food Court Is Now In Session. Your Ultimate Food Court Is Now In Session.

Archive for the ‘Condiments, Dressings, Oils, Vinegars’ Category

Abokichi – Okazu, Crunchy Oil Condiment

By amy • Feb 13th, 2016 • Category: Condiments, Dressings, Oils, Vinegars, Impulse Buy, Seasonings, Spices

Abokichi – Okazu Chilli Okazu, Curry Okazu 250 ml, $9.99 each
 available at Toronto’s Abokichi Store or online @ www.foodiepages.ca for more information visit www.abokichi.com Where does life begin? Shelf Life doesn’t have answers to the big metaphystical questions, but we’ve got a handle on some of the smaller items. Take, for example, these unique Asian-inspired [...]

Share


Société­-Orignal – Seashore Honey / Miel Maritime

By amy • Dec 27th, 2015 • Category: Condiments, Dressings, Oils, Vinegars, Impulse Buy, Sweets, spreads

Société­-Orignal – Seashore Honey / Miel Maritime 300g, $15 available at gourmet and health food stores, for more information & to order on-line: societe-orignal.com This is an elegant and incomparable product, and in some ways it can’t be separated from the unique colony that produced it. Société­-Orignal is a collective of artisanal food producers specializing [...]

Share


Heinz Mustard, French’s Ketchup

By amy • Aug 16th, 2015 • Category: Condiments, Dressings, Oils, Vinegars, Impulse Buy, Pantry Items, Prepared Foods, Seasonings, Spices, sauces

Heinz Mustard, French’s Ketchup Mustard; 55ml, $2.69 – Ketchup; 1L, $ 3.99 each widely available For more information visit: mustard – http://www.heinzitup.com/ ketchup – http://www.frenchs.com/products/tomato-ketchup/ It’s the market grab of the titans, and the battle cry is: “You stole my act!” Recently, the iconic mustard brand French’s and the equally unrivalled ketchup brand Heinz launched [...]

Share


Les Vergers Cataphard – Apple Syrup

By amy • May 16th, 2015 • Category: Cocktail Garnishes, Condiments, Dressings, Oils, Vinegars, Fruits And Vegetables, Impulse Buy, Sweets, Syrups

Les Vergers Cataphard Apple Syrup 250ml, prices vary in stores (online gift basket $19.00) available at Metro and IGA stores in Quebec for more info & to order online apple-syrup.com It turns out there is something new under the sun – or something so overlooked that it demands to be re-discovered. Apple juice reductions have [...]

Share


Makers & Merchants – Mulled Cider Syrup

By amy • Jan 31st, 2015 • Category: Beverages, Cider, Condiments, Dressings, Oils, Vinegars, Impulse Buy, Syrups, cocktail mix

Makers and Merchants Mulled Cider Syrup 200ml, $4.99 available at fine food stores. for more information visit  makers-and-merchants.com/ Shelf Life is enjoying Canada’s foremost post-Christmas tradition: the chill, and how to beat it. We start with one of our favourite warming sensations: a spiced hot beverage. The UK- based Makers and Merchants is a tasteful [...]

Share


Meze – Giardiniera & Roasted Red Peppers

By amy • Oct 11th, 2014 • Category: Appetizers, Cocktail Garnishes, Condiments, Dressings, Oils, Vinegars, Fruits And Vegetables, Impulse Buy, Snacks

Meze Fine Foods Giardiniera;  Roasted Red Peppers Giardiniera 1L, $4.99; Peppers 500ml, $4.99 Available at select Loblaws stores loblaws.ca and in Quebec from Messara Imports facebook.com/pages/Messara-Imports On the topic of abundance – the dazzling colours of fall; the family get-togethers; the fully loaded Thanksgiving table – Shelf Life is always happy to discover a product [...]

Share


Steak Rubs

By amy • Sep 20th, 2014 • Category: Columns, Condiments, Dressings, Oils, Vinegars, Meat, Poultry, Seafood, Pantry Items, Seasonings, Spices

If Shelf Life ruled the world, steaks would be available in nirvana form only – ie. prime, fat-marbled cuts, such as sirloin strip or rib eye. A skillfully prepared piece of fine meat needs very little help from seasonings or sauces (well, maybe a pat of butter and a splash of vermouth). But sometimes budget [...]

Share


President’s Choice – Summer Sauces

By amy • Sep 6th, 2014 • Category: Condiments, Dressings, Oils, Vinegars, Impulse Buy, Prepared Foods, sauces, spreads

President’s Choice Sauces: Ancho Chipoltle; Aioli; Not So Secret Burger Sauce; Chimichurri each 250ml, $2.50 available at Loblaws stores and wherever President’s Choice brand is sold for more information visit presidentschoice.ca Many of Shelf Life’s wardrobe essentials will be making the cut from summer to fall – likewise, some of our warm-weather food favourites will [...]

Share


My Little Chickpea – Salad Dressings

By amy • Jul 26th, 2014 • Category: Condiments, Dressings, Oils, Vinegars, Impulse Buy, Pantry Items, Prepared Foods, Seasonings, Spices

My Little Chickpea Gourmet Salad Dressings: Orange Ginger; Umami Miso; Roasted Lemon 250ml, $8.99 each available at fine food stores for more information visit mylittlechickpea.com In a word: feisty. They could also be called uncompromising, certainly not nicey-nicey. In Shelf Life’s experience, salad dressings tend to be overly sweet and blandly eager to please; not [...]

Share


Stokes – Bloody Mary Ketchup

By amy • Jul 5th, 2014 • Category: Condiments, Dressings, Oils, Vinegars, Impulse Buy, Pantry Items, Prepared Foods, sauces

Stokes Bloody Mary Ketchup 300g, $7.39 available at fine food stores for more information visit stokessauces.co.uk Planet ketchup is in a spin. For example – after one hundred and fifteen years, the last bottle of ‘Proudly Prepared In Canada’ Heinz ketchup has left Leamington, Ontario; from now on the familiar scarlet stuff will be made [...]

Share