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3829 Cadboro Bay Road
(250) 477-6513
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Peppers Newsletter February 23, 2021

Peppers Newsletter February 23, 2021

Good morning! Most people are aware of Orville and Wilbur Wright, the brothers who invented, built and flew the world's first motorized airplane. They did it near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, on December 17, 1903. But did you know that on February 23, 1909, the first powered heavier-than-air (non-dirigible craft) flight occurred on the ice of Bras D'or Lake at Baddeck Nova Scotia? The pilot was John Alexander Douglas McCurdy and the aircraft was the AEA (Aerial Experiment Association) Silver Dart. The flight was of a distance of less than one kilometer. McCurdy was one of the craft's designers and the AEA was founded under the guidance of Dr. Alexander Graham Bell through a joint US/Canadian venture. Dart-like this plane was not, as per the description taken from Wikipedia: The frame and structure of the Silver Dart were made of steel tube, bamboo, friction tape, wire and wood. The wings were covered with rubberized, silvery balloon cloth provided by Capt. Thomas Scott Baldwin of Hammondsport; hence the name the "Silver Dart". Its Kirkham engine, supplied by Glenn Curtiss, was a reliable V-8 that developed 50 horsepower (37 kW) at 1,000 rpm. The propeller was carved from a solid block of wood. The aircraft had what is now called a canard or an "elevator in front" design. Like most aircraft of its day the Silver Dart had poor control characteristics; likewise, it had no brakes.

Ok, so let's get into the newsletter with everybody's favourite subject matter: new stuff to eat! First on the list is a wonderful Salmon Wellington now available from our Meat Department! Sockeye salmon is wrapped along with spinach, parmesan cheese and some other good stuff, in puff pastry which bakes up light and flaky. It's super easy to make and super delicious!

Miss Vickie's Potato Chips are some of the best around, and have been since the company started in 1987. They use tasty Canadian potatoes cooked in oil for that kettle cooked taste and they come in a great variety of flavours. That's why we're excited to introduce their newest flavour: Spicy Dill Pickle! It's like a cross between Miss Vickie's Jalapeno Chips with a Lay's Dill Pickle Chip! Unbelievable! You're going to go nuts for these so drop everything and get down here so that you can immediately spice up your snacking!

Speaking of spicing things up, how about doing it to your BBQ meals as well? With Newman's Own Most Wanted Original BBQ Sauce, the not-for-profit made sauce that doesn't contain high fructose corn syrup, gluten, preservatives, artificial colours or flavours. However, it does contain a mighty whollop of great flavour. The Verdict's in: Frank Galvin would have approved and so will you!

Thgis next product comes to us from Pender Island which further expands our excellent lineup of locally made goods. El Faro Gluten Free Flour Artisan Blend is just that- a perfect blend of Brown Rice Flour, White Rice Flour, Tapioca Starch, Potato Starch, Sorghum Flour, Sweet Rice Flour, Arrowroot Starch and Xanthan Gum. Actually, that's the entire ingredients list! Use it for all of your gluten-free and vegan baking!

Quaker Oatmeal Cookie Mix is the perfect way to make easy, home-made cookies in 9-14 minutes! Your home will be filled with the aroma of freshly baking cookies and afterwards, your belly will be full of those freshly baked cookies! And since each package makes 60 cookies, if you have a large family, that's a lot of full bellies!

If you'd prefer to purchase your baked goods already made, the choice should be to make it something from The Dutch Bakery & Diner. Again, we've had to add more of their stellar products to our inventory because what they make is some of the tastiest sweets in these parts! Dutch Bakery & Diner Peanut Butter Cups and Kahlua Cups are full of rich and creamy peanut butter as well as delicious chocolate and kahlua! Waaaaay better than any mass produced peanut butter cups. We also carry their Flying Saucer Cookies as well as decadent Almond Bread (filled with almond paste). This stuff sells quickly but don't worry, we'll have more soon if we sell out!

Mayflower Foods is a mid-sized, family run bakery located in Central Saanich. They pride themselves on providing the locals with real, hand-made foods that taste incredible. And they're succeeding! Mayflower Foods Ukee Vegan Dessert Bars are located in our Deli Department's cold case near the front entrance. They're so new that we don't have any info on them except that they're a sweet, vegan dessert bar reminiscent of a Nanaimo bar with a chocolate and sliced almond topping. You're simply going to have to try it for yourself!

And if you need some kind of beverage to go along with your snacking, how about Silk Unsweetened Coconut? It's the non-dairy beverage that's high in calcium and is an excellent source of vitamins A, E and B12. Plus, it has only 45 calories per serving. Try this "temptingly tropical" treat today!

Next week we will be into March, can you believe that? Let's see if it comes in like a lamb or a lion. Until then, treat the people you come in contact with like lambs because there are already enough lions and take good care!

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