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of Cadboro Bay Village:
3829 Cadboro Bay Road
(250) 477-6513
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Pepper's Newsletter July 9, 2019

Pepper's Newsletter July 9, 2019

Good morning!  Today is the birthdate of actors Tom Hanks and Fred Savage. So let's have a little fun with these two. Do you know what Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon is? Ok, it's a game where any actor can be linked to Kevin Bacon based on the concept of Six Degrees of Separation whereby everyone can supposedly be linked socially to everyone else through six steps or less. Let's give it a try, linking both birthday boys in one shot!

  • Fred Savage to Robin Wright Penn (A Princess Bride)
  • Robin Wright Penn to Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump)
  • Tom Hanks to Kevin Bacon (Apollo 13)

It's kind of scary how this works every time. Try it around the dinner table tonight; it's great fun!

Alright, let's get into the newsletter with our weekly roundup of new products. But first, we would like to remind our customers to thoroughly wash out and remove the plastic lids of the Avalon Dairy glass bottles prior to returning them to the store. Avalon has notified us (not just our store but all of their accounts) that they will no longer accept them back dirty. So if you bring us dirty glass bottles, we will, unfortunately, be unable to refund your deposit. So please do your best to rinse out your milk bottles before you return them to the store. Thank you!

With more and more consumers wanting to reduce the amount of plastic bags being used, we've had a custom Pepper's Foods Jute Shopping Bag made! This durable and stylish bag can be used over and over again for shopping, picnics, beach days or whatever occasion that calls for you to carry stuff. And at only $4.99, you'll want to get more than one!

And following in that line of eco-friendly thinking, we have two new products for your lunch kits that you and your family will really love. If You Care Paper Snack & Sandwich Bags are FSC (Forest  Stewardship Council) Certified. That means that the wood used to create the paper comes from forests that comply with rigorous environmental and social standards. Plus, they're Compostable Certified and unbleached Totally Chlorine Free (TCF) and uncoated with paraffin wax which is made from non-renewable petroleum resources. There's also If You Care Sub/Mini-Baguette Sandwich Bags which can be used for subs, hoagies, mini-baguettes and hero sandwiches. These bags feature all of the same eco-appealing traits of the snack bags and both products claim to keep bread soft up to six hours.

If you're a fan of the new eggs that we stock from Millstone Farm & Organics Inc. of North Saanich, then you're really going to love their lovely environmentally friendly wool and cotton items. First off we have Organic Cotton Mesh Produce Bags available singly (10"x12") or in a variety pack consisting of 4 bags (8"x10", 10"x12", 12"x15" and 14"x18").These lightweight, drawstring bags are a responsible alternative to plastic bags. Simply place produce into the bag and then into your fridge once you get home. And when they need a freshening up, wash in cold water and hang to dry.

We all know that our clothes dryers use an enormous amount of energy. But what if you could use a product to reduce the time it takes to dry your clothes by 50%? Would you use it? We think that you will! With new Millstone Farm & Organic Inc. Natural Wool Dryer Balls, the all-natural product proven to reduce drying time by an average of 50%! Taken from the product tag:

At Millstone Farm our flock of babydoll sheep have a forever home and every year they provide us with luxurious organic wool that we use to make these dryer balls. Each ball is made by hand with a precise technique and blend of babydoll, merino and dorset wool, to assure their quality and lasting durability.

Just pop all five balls into the dryer with your wet clothes! The balls absorb the moisture and separate wet laundry allowing the air to circulate better. Great for drying and fluffing blankets, quilts, duvets and cloth diapers. And they'll last for years. Want to add an aroma to your articles? Add a few drops of essential oil and you're good to go. No more dryer sheets, softeners, rubber or plastic dryer balls required!

Summertime means fresh fruits and vegetables. And the more local the better, right? Now you can get locally grown organic sprouts from Salt Spring Sprouts and Mushrooms! Who are they and what do they grow? This is an excerpt from www.sssproutsandmushrooms.com

Salt Spring Sprouts is a small-scale food producing operation based on a 6.5 acre farm on Salt Spring Island. We grow a range of the freshest sprouts and mushrooms from certified organic, Canadian-grown, non-genetically modified seed and organic mushroom spawn to service the needs of gourmet restaurants, farmers markets, and grocery outlets in Victoria, Salt Spring, and the Cowichan Valley. Our sprouts are harvested and delivered within 24 hours making them extremely fresh, nutritionally vibrant, and giving them the longest shelf life possible. We grow all our sprouts aeroponically which reduces their ecological footprint by excluding the need for importing precious mined soils. This also produces the most succulent and flavourful sprouts available.

Choose from Pea Shoots, Sunflower Sprouts, Crunchy Bean Mix, Mung Bean, Sandwich Blend and more!

Cooking with sesame oil adds intense flavour and aroma to many dishes. If you cook with it, you'll love Everland Organic Toasted Sesame Oil. It's a premium, 100% pure, expeller pressed and unrefined oil that should be used at low temperatures. And if you're going to use the aforementioned sprouts in a salad, consider topping it off with Garlic Expressions Classic Vinagrette Salad Dressing and Marinade. Inside the bottle are whole cloves of garlic, apple cider vinegar, canola oil and various spices. excellent for meats, vegetables and pasta!

Or, if you like, there's the much larger bottle of Little Creek Original Dressing! We've upsized to a 750ml bottle (don't worry, we still have the 295ml bottle) for those of you who love this (and many of you do!) certified organic, vegan and Canadian made (Kelowna, BC) dressing which can also be used as marinade or sauce.

And if we're talking about sauce, we must mention that Brennan Huff's favourite one, fancy sauce, is now available at Pepper's!  Except it's called Heinz Mayochup. The Dutch love, love, love eating their french fries with mayo. Here in North America, ketchup's the go-to. But now you can get the two most popular french fry sauces combined. And it's so good, you'll probably try to keep everyone else from eating it, just like Brennan!

Skippy's Kettlekorn Ltd. makes small batch crafted popcorn right here in BC (Kamloops, to be exact). We have four new varieties of this delicious popcorn, offered in a clear bag so you can see exactly what you're getting: Buttered, Sweet and Salty, Cheddar Cheese and Caramel. Your next movie night will be epic with Skippy's!

That's all there is for another week. Hopefully there's one or two items here that pique your interest and whet your whistle. And remember to be careful if you do karate in the garage!

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