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Le Lab

Le Lab

New to our cocktail and accoutrements section: artisanal syrups from Montréal's storied Bar Le Lab and preserved garnishes from another Montréal company, Camilla Wynne's Preservation Society - including her cocktail for toast: Marmgarita!

These items join our already excellent selection of syrups and tonics and bitters and garnishes and bar tools. So if you're looking to up the ante where your cocktails are concerned, you could either take a drive down the 401 or a walk down Roncy!

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4Mom

4Mom

Let's be honest, even if you forgot Mother's Day until the very last minute, our store would be the one you'd want to stumble into in a blind panic. We have so many nice things that could be fine gifts for the table, kitchen or bar or simply a treat that's something a bit special (I'm looking at you, copper-handled salad tongs and Laura Slack chocolate bars!)
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Chilly Outside, Chillier in the Fridge

Chilly Outside, Chillier in the Fridge

New to our existing selection of canned, bottled and tetra packed beverages is a line from the Proper Soda Co. - a Michigan start-up that launched with a Kickstarter campaign a few years ago and offers three fantastic flavours: Coffee soda, Hibiscus soda and - believe it or not - Hop soda, which is not in any way like a de-alcoholized beer but has some of the same headiness and field-taste that's very light and refreshing.
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All the Colours but Purple

All the Colours but Purple

As spring begins to profuse, eating is going to shift into more of that grazing style - maybe some radishes and butter, maybe some olives or those amazing pickled silverskin onions from Manning Canning, maybe some cured meats from our friends at Stasis or Luke's beet-tinged gravlax from De La Mer, some cheese from Thin Blue Line and some proper sourdough from Prairie Boy - and you're going to want to serve all those things on dishes that are as fresh as the food they hold. PLUS our tea towel selection continues to reflect the colours and passions of the season and you know you can always use a new one.
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Tree Juices

Tree Juices

We've got our own little syrup tsunami to celebrate a season where the sap is flowing full-tap - the region's best organic syrups including offerings from Drip Maple, Edwin County Farms, County Yum, Shady Maple and Citadelle as well as the classic Canadian tins (in three sizes) from Jakeman's. We are a lucky nation indeed to be such a major producer.

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Seriously Nuts

Seriously Nuts

Blue Jays home opener is tomorrow so you're going to be needing Canadian peanuts. Kernal's Black Skin peanuts are a rare breed of Valencia peanuts grown right here in Ontario. Perfectly roasted and seasoned, the black skins are more delicate than traditional red skin peanut skins so you can get their nutritional benefits without getting them caught in your throat or all over your clothes! Comes in three flavours - salted, sea salt & black pepper and garlic.

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Something Fishy (in a very good way!)

Something Fishy (in a very good way!)

On our shelves, the very best canned wild salmon and tuna from The Fishery on Vancouver Island. In our freezer, their superfine salmon and tuna patés and in our fridge beautiful chunks of salmon packed with sliced onion in a tart and sweet marinade of vinegar, water, salt, sugar and dill - nothing else. Wild BC salmon is a treat for much of the world. Let these products from The Fishery be a treat for you, your family and friends at your next gathering . Serve as an appetizer as part of a charcuterie selection, in salads or even with a little rice for a satisfying lunch.
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At Least it's Spring in the Store!

At Least it's Spring in the Store!

There's Easter chocolate and candy galore in store but it's not all about the edibles. We've got table charms, salt and pepper shakers, candles and candle stands, egg cups, cards, tea towels, cocktail napkins, all with either Easter themes or enough spring colours to keep the freezing rain at bay.
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Bunnies and Chicks Abound!

Bunnies and Chicks Abound!

For Easter, we've got beautiful foil-wrapped chocolates from Roger's, classic candy-coated chocolate eggs, malt eggs, chocolate bunnies and eggs in a variety of sizes and styles from top quality chocolatiers but there's no doubt which chocolate birds rule the roost...once again it's got to be Laura Slack's Egbert.

Easter hours:
Good Friday 10:30am-8:00pm, Saturday 10:30am-7:00pm.
Closed Sunday and Monday
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End of a Soapy Era

End of a Soapy Era

To mark the end of an era for the Waterloo Soap Company in our store as they transition to a new business, we're having a Waterloo Soap Sale starting this weekend with pre-made packages of three bars for $10. We're hoping that you'll clean us out while you get clean yourself with bars scents including Lavender, Musk, Vanilla, Tea Tree and Lime & Sage. 

Come in soon, they won't last long (in our stock, that is - how long they last in your soap dish is kind of up to you!)

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Wood for Your Wecks!

Wood for Your Wecks!

The spring-and-ring mechanism on our beautiful Weck Jars is what makes them the choice of serious home canning aficionados but so many customers love them just because they look great. If canned preserve grade food safety isn't an issue and you're just doing basic dry goods storage or even using your Wecks more decoratively, check out the new Acacia wood lids. Beautiful, durable and functional, they bring a whole new look to your favourite storage jars.
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Curry Favour(ites)

Curry Favour(ites)

Curry is a wonderful way to warm up. It's not just one thing, of course, it's a whole world of flavours and ingredients and options that can be anything from an elegant dinner to spectacular next day leftovers. And we'd like to suggest a range of ways to get your curry on - from dinner out to dinner in. Dine out at Shala-Mar up the street or try your own home curry with ready-made cooking sauces and chutneys or all the key ingredients to start from scratch (with a little online help from Vahchef!)
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