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Archive for the ‘Appetizers’ Category

Fancy Crackers

By amy • Nov 29th, 2015 • Category: Appetizers, Baked Goods, Supplies, Columns, Pantry Items, Prepared Foods, Snacks, crackers, grains

At this time of year, festive nibbles and snacks move to the front of the store – let a thousand crackers bloom! – to be greeted by frazzled shoppers, who pick up boxes of upscale thins and wonder: are these things worth $8.99? There are further anxieties: will Uncle Doug try them? Will they go [...]

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Olli Salumeria – Artisanal Salami

By amy • Sep 12th, 2015 • Category: Appetizers, Impulse Buy, Meat, Poultry, Seafood, Snacks

Olli Salumeria Artisanal Slow-Cured Salamis With Sangiovese Wine; Norcino (Mild); Calabrese (Spicy); Napoli (Applewood Smoked); Toscano (Fennel Pollen) each 170g; $12.00 available at Whole Foods and other premium food stores. for more information visit olli.com Olli salamis were born a few years ago in Virginia, when two friends met to commiserate over a glass of [...]

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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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Indian Life – Masala Chips & Samosa Chips

By amy • Jun 28th, 2014 • Category: Appetizers, Baked Goods, Supplies, Chips, Impulse Buy, Snacks, crackers

Indian Life Masala Chips, Samosa Chips each 170g, $5.99 available at fine food stores for more information visit indianlife.com The tzatziki needs inspiration; the Jerusalem hummus is in a slouch; even our favourite new product, Sunflower Kitchens’ Zesto Pesto (cilantro with a twist) shows signs of moodiness. Shelf Life has a refrigerator full of perfectly [...]

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Holiday Impulse Buys!

By amy • Nov 23rd, 2013 • Category: Appetizers, Beverages, Candy, Condiments, Dressings, Oils, Vinegars, Cookies, Dessert, Fruits And Vegetables, Impulse Buy, Meat, Poultry, Seafood, Snacks, Sweets

Bix Bakery Pizzelle Cookies 130g, 3 pack $17.95 available at Ontario fine food stores, to order online foodiepages.ca A pizzella is a traditional Italian waffle cookie made of flour, eggs, sugar, and butter, and is related to pizza only via nomenclature (‘pizze’ means round and flat). They are prepared at Christmas and Easter using a [...]

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Lac Brome Lake – Smoked, Dried, Sliced Duck Breast

By amy • Mar 16th, 2013 • Category: Appetizers, Impulse Buy, Meat, Poultry, Seafood

Lac Brome Lake Smoked, Dried, and Sliced Duck Breast 85g, $13.99 widely available in Quebec, elsewhere at select fine food stores for more information visit canardsdulacbrome.com/en/ The Lac Brome website asks, ‘Do you have a weakness for charcuteries?’. Shelf Life’s answer is: we’re open to persuasion. We don’t get weak, exactly, but like most people [...]

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Christine Cushing*s Fired Up – Roasted Pepper Spread

By amy • Aug 25th, 2012 • Category: Appetizers, Condiments, Dressings, Oils, Vinegars, Fruits And Vegetables, Impulse Buy, Seasonings, Spices, spreads

Christine Cushing’s Fired Up – Roasted Pepper Spread 270g, $7.99 available at fine food store for more information visit christinecushing.com These pert and irresistible red peppers are the result of a Eureka moment; Cushing was traveling in the Balkans with her Serb husband when she was introduced to a traditional sweet red pepper-based mashup – [...]

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Acadian Caviar & Smoked Sturgeon Fillets

By amy • Dec 31st, 2011 • Category: Appetizers, Impulse Buy, Meat, Poultry, Seafood

Acadian Sturgeon and Caviar Inc: Premium Caviar and Smoked Sturgeon Fillets Caviar – 30g, $75.00; Smoked Sturgeon Fillets – 100g, $7.50 available at fine food stores. for more information and to order directly visit acadian-sturgeon.com It’s official: our nation is increasingly luxurious. These days Canada produces outstanding diamonds, so it seems only natural that a [...]

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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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Christine Cushing’s – Fired Up! – roasted red peppers

By amy • May 17th, 2011 • Category: Appetizers, Condiments, Dressings, Oils, Vinegars, Fruits And Vegetables, Impulse Buy, Prepared Foods, spreads

Christine Cushing’s “Introducing My Latest Discovery” – now known as “Fired Up” Roasted Sweet Red Peppers $8.99 available at fine food stores for more information visit christinecushing.com These pert and irresistible red peppers are the result of a Eureka moment; Cushing was on holiday in the Balkans with her Serb husband when she was introduced [...]

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