We are going absolutely crazy over the latest craze in sweet, fruity summer drinks. Can't have sugar? Can't have alcohol? No problem! All the flavour, all the fun, with no guilt. And that's what a shrub is.
Now, if the word "shrub" only conjures up images of your mother's garden or the Nights Who Say "Ni" (from a famous Monty Python sketch), then read on:
The word "shrub" is... read more
“It may look like I’m deep in thought, but 99% of the time I’m just thinking about what to eat later…”
Okay, so I am actually somewhat of a deep thinker, but let’s be honest, don’t we all spend a lot of time thinking about what we will eat later? Planning a meal, making sure we have the right ingredients, shopping for the necessary ingredients, and then... read more
What an exciting month! April saw owner Bev Penner jet-setting out of the country in search of some BRAND NEW flavours. And she was successful! We are so excited to roll out our returning summer flavours, but we are BEYOND excited to debut some new ones.
Why do we need new flavours? Because we don't EVER want to be bored with our food, right? We are committed to providing the highest... read more
April saw us debut a new country in our "food tour around the world" Cooking Classes in Steinbach: Turkey! Turkish food is similar and yet different from other Middle Eastern food. The featured recipes developed by Chef Mel were one of her best presented, and comments from our Cooking Class "students" and staff alike were that our chef had really outdone herself.
From a rich and... read more
I hope you enjoyed your Easter weekend with the beautiful weather we had! I spent some time outside with the “littles” in my life. There is nothing quite like looking at the world through the eyes of a child! I see buds on trees and bushes, the grass is slowly turning green and the birds are out so now all we need is consistent warm weather to usher us into summer!
At the store, we... read more
PRAIRIE OILS REQUESTS HELP FROM COMMUNITY
Gourmet Foods Shop Is Looking for Crowd-Funding to Build a Smell-o-Shield
April, 1, 2017, STEINBACH, MB - Local business, Prairie Oils & Vinegars, is looking to build a Smell-o-Shield to solve a problem created when Iggy’s Family Doener and Old Church Bakery opened in the same building as the gourmet foods shop.
“The problem is... read more
March seemed to start off like a lamb, both in weather and in business. The month's slow start allowed us to get our feet under us for our spectacular March Madness sale - you're welcome! We had fun, too! So much fun, in fact, that our March Madness sale will CONTINUE! We will be putting so many select oils and vinegars on sale - up to 50% OFF - that we can't even name them here!
And... read more
“If it came from a plant, eat it. If it was made in a plant, don’t.” – Michael Pollan
Spring has arrived! I don’t know about you but this winter seems to have been awfully long… maybe it’s because we experienced numerous blizzards, rain, cold, warmth, sleet, sun, wind, and bitter cold… You definitely have to be tough to handle Manitoba winters!
March is just about over... read more
Starts Saturday, March 4: Mouth-watering month-long sales to please your palate - and your pocketbook! Check out what's on sale:
Wow! Deal! 30% OFF - Select EVOOs
25% OFF - All Balsamic Vinegars
20% OFF - All EVOOs, Fused Olive Oils, and Infused Olive Oils
$3.75 - All Decadence Chocolate Bars
$4.00 - Canned Jesse Tree Olives
50% OFF -... read more
“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” Martin Buber
My husband and I had a wonderful ten days away early in February as we spent some time in Baja, California, Palm Springs, Grand Canyon, and Phoenix, Arizona. One evening while standing outside our hotel room overlooking the courtyard, I had to inhale deeply over and over again as the aroma of... read more