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Archive for the ‘Fruits And Vegetables’ Category

Cawston Press – Cloudy Apple, Apple & Rhubarb and Apple & Ginger Juice

By amy • Jan 23rd, 2016 • Category: Beverages, Fruits And Vegetables, Impulse Buy, Juice

Cawston Press Cloudy Apple Juice; Apple & Rhubarb Juice; Apple & Ginger Juice 1 litre each, $8.99 available at select Whole Foods and Loblaws stores, for more information and to purchase online visit : https://well.ca/ As sure as God made little green apples, He is surely puzzled by the stubbornly old-fashioned apple juice industry. Most [...]

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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 [...]

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Tropix Coconut Drops

By amy • Mar 14th, 2015 • Category: Candy, Dessert, Fruits And Vegetables, Impulse Buy, Snacks, Sweets

Tropix Coconut Drops 4 Flavours: Original; Apricot; Cranberry; Ginger 228g, $9.99 for more information & to buy on line visit .tropix.ca or visit foodiepages.ca Funny how quickly resistance becomes futile. Recently, Shelf Life discovered that our favourite made-in-Canada treats, Tropix Original Coconut Drops, are now available in two extra flavours: Cranberry and Apricot (not forgetting [...]

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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 [...]

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Snapz Crunch Snacks

By amy • Jul 14th, 2014 • Category: Chips, Dessert, Fruits And Vegetables, Impulse Buy, Snacks, Sweets

Snapz Crunch Snacks: Crunchy Apple Crisps; Crunchy Raisins; Pineapple Crunch; Grilled Zucchini Crunch. 13g, $1.79 available at fine food stores for more information visit snapzcrisps.com Great! But wait – we hear the naysayers. Food rustics shake their heads over products like this, convinced that civilization takes another dive when something as basic as dried fruit [...]

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Fire In The Kitchen Spice Co. – Wicked Pickles

By amy • Jun 21st, 2014 • Category: Cocktail Garnishes, Condiments, Dressings, Oils, Vinegars, Fruits And Vegetables, Impulse Buy, Pantry Items, Prepared Foods, Seasonings, Spices, Snacks

Fire In The Kitchen Spice Co. Wicked Pickles 1 litre, $12.99 available at fine food stores & on line at fireinthekitchen.ca A few years ago Shelf Life experienced a conversion moment; someone gave us a pickled-up tuna salad sandwich, and we became apostles on the spot. Since then we have made a habit of adding [...]

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Alexia – Panko Breaded Onion Rings with Sea Salt

By amy • Apr 5th, 2014 • Category: Frozen Foods, Fruits And Vegetables, Impulse Buy, Prepared Foods, Snacks

Alexia Crispy Onion Rings with Panko Breading & Sea Salt 340g, $5.99 widely available for more information visit www.alexiafoods.com Humble dish by humble dish, these supporting players have been toiling for about a hundred years, the culinary equivalent of car tires or hair dryers – we’re talking The Side Order. Like most of us, Shelf [...]

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Frozen Vegetable Lasagna

By amy • Apr 5th, 2014 • Category: Columns, Frozen Foods, Fruits And Vegetables, Pasta, Grains, Beans, Prepared Foods

Frozen vegetable lasagna: what could go wrong? In a logical world, things would work out perfectly well. In fact, things would work out very much like your average selection of frozen pizza, the quality of which ranges from dire to so-so to surprisingly gratifying. In theory, frozen lasagna should tell the same broad story. Granted, [...]

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Salsa – Round 2

By amy • Feb 1st, 2014 • Category: Columns, Condiments, Dressings, Oils, Vinegars, Fruits And Vegetables, Pantry Items, Prepared Foods, Seasonings, Spices

A lot of chopped tomatoes have flowed under the bridge since Shelf Life published our previous salsa taste test, and much has changed. Five years ago, there were far fewer products on the market; today, we had trouble confining our line-up to a reasonable number of candidates. Salsa has long since overtaken ketchup as the [...]

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Ontario Natural Food Co-Op – Kimchi-Style Sauerkraut

By amy • Jan 19th, 2014 • Category: Condiments, Dressings, Oils, Vinegars, Fruits And Vegetables, Impulse Buy, Prepared Foods

Ontario Natural Food Co-Op Organic Kimchi-Style Sauerkraut 744ml, $14.99 available at health and fine food stores in Ontario; for more information visit ontarionatural.ca At the very top of Shelf Life’s list of things to do in January is this: avoid scurvy. One of the best remedies we know is sauerkraut, which provides generous amounts of [...]

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