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Pepper's Newsletter February 26, 2019

Pepper's Newsletter February 26, 2019

Good morning!  You know who you don't hear about much about, if at all, anymore? Tony Randall. And that's a shame because he was such a talented stage and screen actor with a career spanning sixty years! Why do we mention him today? Because he was born this day, February 26th, 1920. Happy birthday, Felix Unger!

Alright, now onto the stuff you really want to know about: new products. This week we're going to start things off with something your best friend would probably love, Tri-Natural Lean Cuts Dog Food! This isn't exactly new to the store, but we wanted to tell you more about it because it's made in Chilliwack, BC with all-natural ingredients and has been since 1972. We think that's siginificant to know in a day and age where buying locally is so important to consumers. It's real meat protein, without any fillers such as cereals, grains, starches, salt or rendered meats. That means it's suitable for dogs on limited ingredient diets and for dogs at any stage of life. Available in Salmon, Beef, Beef & Chicken and Lamb & Rice.

"Dispatch the cock!" That's something that a cook might have cried in 18th century Ireland when it was dinner time and chicken was on the menu. Today, you might hear the term "spatchcock" used instead. The dictionary defines spatchcock as: a chicken or game bird split opened and grilled. This involves removing the backbone and flattening the bird for cooking. The other, more common term, is butterfly chicken. "Wait, why would one want their chicken prepared for cooking this way?" you might be asking yourself. For one, no trussing (twine) is required. And since the chicken lays flat, all of the skin is exposed to the heat resulting in a glorious brown and crispy exterior. Plus, when you roast a whole bird the traditional way, the breast meat cooks faster than the dark meat. Spatchcocking allows for even cooking times AND allows it to happen much quicker! So visit our full-service Meat Counter and get yourself a spatchcock chicken! Of course, the method of cooking is up to you.

If you're looking for a way to boost the flavour in your favourite recipes then ready to use Kitchen Basics Stocks in Original Turkey and No Salt Added Vegetable are available now! Both are gluten-free, fat-free, MSG-free and cholesterol-free. One of the basic ingredients in any prepared cook's kitchen is stock so make sure you have some of this appropriately named stock for when you need it!

We've mentioned in past newsletters how nutritional yeast has become a huge favourite among vegans and non-vegans alike for its delicious cheesy flavour and high vitamin B content. Now Jenny Marie's Cracker Company (handmade in Victoria, BC) has broadened their already stellar lineup to include Cheesy Yeshi flavour! However, like the saying goes, all good things must come to an end and since this is a limited edition flavour you'd better try it while you can!

Another quality, handmade product from the Garden City is Singing Bowl Granola No Grain Granola. Just like Jenny Marie's, they've added this new product to their already amazing selection of granolas except this one is grain free. It's a combination of a large variety of mostly organic ground and flaked seeds and nuts mixed with coconut oil and shredded coconut and it's perfect for those on a paleo,vegan or gluten-free diet!

You know what pairs nicely with some granola? Yogurt. And Olympic Dairy has really upped their game by introducing new Olympic Organic Grass-Fed Yogurt in three amazing flavours: Smoked Applewood Vanilla, Citrus Cardamom and Fig Honey! It's rich, 6.5% milk fat, fruit on the bottom yogurt made from 100% BC milk and certified organic by the Fraser Valley Organic Producers Association. One thing's for sure; you've never tried any other yogurts that tastes as unique as these do!

And finally, something new from our full-service Deli Department. Dumet Chalkidiki Greek Olives are large olives stuffed with Spicy Jalapeno Peppers and Whole Almonds, respectively. And Dumet A La Grecque Moroccan Olives are "meaty table olives, dry-cured in the traditional fashion giving them an intense flavour." All of these olives require no refrigeration (until opened) and so you can find them at the very end of aisle 2, closest to the meat counter near the polenta. TIP: rinse under cold water for 30 seconds and reduce the saltiness by 20%!

Can you believe that by the time you receive the next newsletter it will already be March?! That's a good thing because I think most of us will be very happy for the arrival of spring. As always, you're reminded to look at the attached advertised specials for February 26-March 4. Oh, and be sure to keep an eye out for our upcoming customer giveaway! It'll be for an authentic Toronto Blue Jays jersey. We're talking real, as in, the same one the pros wear. You don't want to miss your chance to win!

Until next week take care and stay safe!

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