CANADIANS + FOOD

It’s that time of year when we’re looking for unique gifts and do we have something special for you!  Check out Alumination Canada for some pretty funky beverage designs!  https://aluminationcanada.com/  From a family inspired business beginning in 2014 to a successful “Brand New Antiques” gift trend, Alumination is providing Canada with a pretty cool option …

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The Beer You Can Eat! https://www.maltyandhoppydelicacy.ca/ I’ve had every fruit imaginable in jelly form, wine jelly, champagne jelly…but never beer jelly.  What a nice addition to the condiment shelf!  And where did this idea come from?  From Burgundy France – land of wine, mustard, kir and beef bourguignon, and beer!?!  Francoise Briet hales from Beaune, …

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With Remembrance Day this week, featuring this insightful perspective to war time in Singapore is timely.  Ethel Mulvany of Manitoulin Island went on a whirlwind tour of the world, found a husband on route, and settled with him in Singapore.  And then the war worked its way to their island.  We don’t hear enough about …

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https://happycaps.ca/ When you grow up with parents selling magic mushrooms in the Netherlands, what’s the best business for you to get into here in Canada?  Why mushrooms of course!  Andrew “Kobo” Kobayashi took this inspiration and his love of gardening and urban farming and developed a business model to promote (regular!) mushroom growing accessible to …

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https://www.prairiecricketfarms.com/ This week we’re introducing you to the world of crickets…just in time for Halloween.  Ok, so maybe not the live, chirpy critters but the nutritious food products made from crickets.  A friend brought a jar of these crispy treats home from Thailand and once you get past the icky image in your head, they …

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https://sweetapolita.com/ Can you imagine your life surrounded by sprinkles?  Ask any 5 year old and you’ll get a resounding Of Course!!   From her background as a professionally trained baker, Rosie Alyea took her experience into a specialized field and opened the world’s first premium artisan sprinkle confectionary and baking brand…Sweetapolita.  Along with her baking skills, …

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A whole book on pepper?  Who knew there was so much information on this spice alone!   Joe Barth provides an in-depth study of pepper throughout history and its rise to prominence in the kitchen. Pepper was used by many countries’ explorers as a commodity and exchanged by merchants for other valuable trade.  While India has …

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https://prairieoils.ca/ I love exploring specialty ingredients and experimenting with infused oils and vinegars.  And knowing where your ingredients are coming from and how they are made, makes you confident in the kitchen….it is the base of fun with food!  Prairie Oils & Vinegars does just that –  “Because our Balsamic Vinegars are Traditional Style Balsamic Condimento …

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Award winning tea duo David and Sarah met like many Canadians – at a ski resort in British Columbia in 2008.  From there they picked up their backpacks and travelled to Taiwan for five years learning first hand about hand-crafted artisan teas.  As with specialty coffees and chocolate, tea is slowly coming into the artisan …

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