A couple of weeks ago, a woman from North Carolina came into the shop. She was staying with friends in the neighbourhood and was telling them about bacon jam as something commonly found in her neck of the woods and her friends figured if anyone would have it we would. And we have had it before but not for a while now. Thankfully, that changed this week with the arrival of this product line from Terrapin Ridge Farms (terrapins are turtles, hence the title of this post!).
Each one is a beautifully executed combination of flavours that pairs brilliantly with charcuterie, cheeses, even roasts. Next time you make a grilled cheese sandwich, spread a layer of the Hot Pepper Bacon Jam in there for an extraordinary taste treat!
You'll find the Terrapin Ridge line on the shelf above the other jams and jellies to your right as you enter the store.
EuroScrubby Cleanser is an eco-friendly hard cleaning paste that comes with a special design applicator that stores easily in the lid. This non-toxic, biodegradable formula, made with no harmful chemicals, is the first abrasive cleanser to meet the standards for the EU's "EcoLabel" designation.
We've never had a Black Friday-style "door crasher special" and our customers are way too nice to ever throw an elbow in pursuit of an item on our shelves. But the closest it ever gets is with this seasonal limited-time-only treat: pumpkin fudge from Nudge Fudge in Stratford, Ontario.
This means that there are certain people we don't see all that often that we're going to start seeing more of. It also means that in a few weeks we are going to disappoint some people who thought maybe they'd resist temptation for a while only to find they waited just a little too long and the stock is all gone for another year.
So you could make this your "Orange Friday" and beat the rush but we'll probably be well supplied heading towards Thanksgiving and Halloween. Probably. Just sayin'.
Try them out front with Jonathan and then step through our door to pick up a bottle or two to take home.
Enjoy the festival!
Tea connoisseurs city-wide will be glad to know our depleted shelves of Kusmi teas from Paris has been restocked. Packed among the returning favourites we found something new that's tickled our summer fancy.
AquaRosa is a blend of apple, red berries, blackberries and hibiscus that makes for an invigorating hot tea but an exceptionally refreshing iced-tea as well, especially here in these dog days of summer. Plus, it's caffeine free.