Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Arrowroot

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Arrowroot is the starch made from the roots of the trop­i­cal plant Maranta arun­d­i­nacea, also known as arrow­root or maranta.
Arrowroot pow­der, or starch, is one of the most sought after thick­en­ers for sauces, gravies and stews, right up there with corn starch and wheat flour, the lat­ter often the starch used in mak­ing a roux. Arrowroot is remark­ably ver­sa­tile, used for sev­eral appli­ca­tions in the kitchen, notably in pud­dings, cakes, and bis­cuits. Pure arrow­root is highly digestible, as it is a pure starch, and that is why it is such a great cookie for babies. Read on for more from the fas­ci­nat­ing world of arrow­root! Continue »



In-Store Demos, March 29-30th, 2014

  • Naturally Nova Scotia Supplements »

    Saturday and Sunday, 11-3pm

    Naturally Nova Scotia Organics is a Canadian Certified Organic Manufacturer of vitamin, mineral and whole food products. They manufacture a broad selection of products including gluten-free, vegan and raw offerings. All of their products are manufactured from certified organic whole food and/or herbs without the use of magnesium stearate, benzene, methyl chloride, synthetic fillers or coatings.

    Naturally Nova Scotia Organics is a Canadian Certified Organic Manufacturer of vitamin, mineral and whole food products. They manufacture a broad selection of products including gluten-free, vegan and raw offerings. All of their products are manufactured from certified organic whole food and/or herbs without the use of magnesium stearate, benzene, methyl chloride, synthetic fillers or coatings.
  • Sheldon Creek Yogurt »

    Saturday & Sunday, 10-4pm

    Sheldon Creek Dairy whole milk yogurt is as nature intended. This naturally strained greek yogurt is made using non-homogenized whole milk from their family herd of 55 cows. There are no artificial stabilizers, colours or modified milk ingredients added. Milk is natural healthy and full of goodness, so they keep it that way. It is naturally high in protein satisfying your hunger for longer. Available in Plain, Vanilla, Raspberry Maple, Chocolate, and Chocolate Mocha

    Sheldon Creek Dairy whole milk yogurt is as nature intended. This naturally strained greek yogurt is made using non-homogenized whole milk from their family herd of 55 cows. There are no artificial stabilizers, colours or modified milk ingredients added. Milk is natural healthy and full of goodness, so they keep it that way. It is naturally high in protein satisfying your hunger for longer. Available in Plain, Vanilla, Raspberry Maple, Chocolate, and Chocolate Mocha


Missing: Snowdrops

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Spring? What Spring? It’s the first day of spring, but you’d never know it. Normally we’d be see­ing these lit­tle beau­ties pop­ping up in our gar­dens, but with the freez­ing weather we’ve been endur­ing, our spring bulbs—like the snowdrops—have so far been no shows. Most gar­den­ers, me included, are ready to tear their hair out with the long wait this year for some decent weather and signs of life. I’d even like a rainy day at this point. A warm one, preferably.

But there are signs that spring approaches, even if it’s not exactly on time: the snow is melt­ing, the days are get­ting longer, and in the mean­time, there are activ­i­ties that can give us a lit­tle taste of spring. Visit Canada’s Garden Show, Canada Blooms, (which is on for three more days), for instance. Start some seeds, peruse a few cat­a­logues. It won’t be long now. I’ll be check­ing every day to see my first snowdrop.



Cauliflower Is Cool

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It doesn’t seem that long ago that most of us endured cau­li­flower as a some­what bland side dish, boiled or steamed to a water­logged and life­less shadow of its for­mer self, laid out some­what sheep­ishly under a blan­ket of cheese sauce await­ing unre­mark­able mur­murs. Cauliflower was, no mat­ter how you cut it, bor­ing. The blanc­mange of veg­eta­bles. The dud guest nobody really wants on the party platter.

After hang­ing out with some inven­tive chefs and under­go­ing a much needed makeover cau­li­flower is now hot­ter than ever; no longer the drab wall­flower sigh­ing in the wings, play­ing sec­ond fid­dle to it’s higher pro­file cousins broc­coli, kale and other super­food show-offs, this lit­tle bun­dle of energy has finally found its voice and is set to steal the show. Continue »



In-Store Demos, March 15-16th, 2014

  • No7 Hot Sauce »

    Saturday & Sunday, March 15-16th, 12-5pm

    The No7 crew is back with a roster of new hot sauce flavours for you to try!

    The No7 crew is back with a roster of new hot sauce flavours for you to try!
  • Yamba Australian Yogurt

    Saturday & Sunday, March 15-16th, 10-4pm

    This unique yogurt is made with 100% Canadian milk from Mennonite farmers, and 5 active cultures including 2 from Australia

    This unique yogurt is made with 100% Canadian milk from Mennonite farmers, and 5 active cultures including 2 from Australia