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3829 Cadboro Bay Road
(250) 477-6513
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Peppers Newsletter March 2, 2021

Peppers Newsletter March 2, 2021

Good morning! Today, the hills are alive with the sound of music! Well, they were in 1965 when the musical film The Sound of Music premiered. It was based on the Austrian von Trapp family and was actually an adaptation of the 1959 stage musical of the same name. Rodgers and Hammerstein composed and wrote the lyrics and it won a plethora of awards including Best Picture Academy Award as well as Best Picture Golden Globe. it also won for Oscars for Best Director, Best Original Score and one of its stars, the fetching Julie Andrews who played Maria, won Best Actress. A dashing Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer played Captain von Trapp. Plummer, who recently died in February, was an acclaimed stage and screen actor for over 70 years. Born in Toronto, he became a member of the Stratford Acting Company (located in Stratford, ON, this writer's hometown) in 1956 playing Henry V and would spend 11 seasons there between 1956 and 2012. I had the great pleasure of meeting him on several occasions and feel so fortunate to have done so. His character in The Sound of Music remains one of his most iconic and memorable roles.

Alright we have lots to talk about today so here we go! new from Liberté/Yoplait is Liberté 0% Lactose Free Greek Yogurt 4x100g Multipack. High in protein, this delicious yogurt is available in Strawberry Rhubarb as well as Raspberry flavours! And sometimes there's good reason to keep things simple.Less can go wrong! With Yoplait Simply 3 Yogurt there's only yogurt, real fruit and cane sugar. That's it. And with 3X more fruit the Tropical and Raspberry flavours are extra intense and yummy!

We're really excited about this next item! Cha's Organics Organic Coconut Whipping Cream is going to be your new favourite item! It's sp easy to use: just refrigerate for 2-4 hours, plunk into a bowl and ,ix with an electric mixer! It will not droop, melt or separate and it makes an ideal frosting for cupcakes or cakes! You can add any sweetener or flavour of your choice, too! And while you're enjoying this whipping cream made from organic coconuts harvested from regenerative organic orchards in Sri Lanka and sourced on fair trade terms, you can rest easy knowing that 1% of the sale of your purchase goes directly towards help solving the human-elephant conflict in Sri Lanka (there are elephants on the label).

And if it's organic coconut cream you're after, try Cha's Organics! Their Full Cream Organic Coconut Cream is the perfect dairy-free choice for your sauces, soups and stews!

Moong Pani Mung Bean Soup-Tea. Ever heard of it? We hadn't either until last week but this Indian style food is made from plant protein rich mung beans. But is it a soup or a tea? It's both! As per the company website: Moong Pani truly comforts like a tea and nourishes like a soup. We've transformed mung beans into an instant mix with aromatic herbs and spices for a delicious sippable snack. Just add hot water. No fuss. No cooking (we've done that for you!).

? Good source of fibre, and easy-to-digest protein that aids digestive health

? Turmeric, black pepper, ginger and spices for healthy deliciousness

? Contains leptin, a natural appetite suppressant that reduces food cravings

? All natural – no hydrogenated oils,  artificial flavours, colours, preservatives, sulphites, maltodextrin or MSG

Moong Pani embodies the principles of Ayurveda to balance the vital energies of body and mind, and to live in harmony with nature's seasons.

These are wonderful for those wet and chilly days when you don't feel like making anything difficult! Or anytime, really! Available from Pepper's in Ginger, Lemon and Cilantro; Roasted Garlic, Black Pepper and Turmeric; Resfreshing Mint and Lime as well as Spicy Chili Pepper

If you're feeling like a little bit more of a traditional pick me up then check out what Discovery Coffee has in store for you! This Victoria business is excellent at sourcing, roasting and brewing uber satisfyingly tasty coffee. With over five locations in greater Victoria, chances are if you're a local, you've visited one of their shops.Pepper's has a bunch of varieties for you to choose from to brew at home including Single Origin Ethiopian, Florestra, Kenyan and more! 

For thousands of years, people have been shredding cabbage and fermenting it. You know why? Because it's awesome! Sauerkraut is truly a superfood chock full of vitamins, minerals and probiotics. except when it's in a can or jar not refrigerated. That means it's pasteurized and all those beneficial bacteria are kaput. So if you're looking for incredible, raw and best of all local (Duncan, BC) Thorstën's Authentic Foods Sauerkraut is here for you! We have it in three varieties: Classic, Kraut Kraut (Honey Ginger) and Hearty Kraut (Smokey Bacon & Herbs). It's raw, vegan and gluten-free and FULL of all the probiotics that lactic acid-fermented foods bring! Look for it in our Produce section!

If we told you there was a magical fruit from the tropics (Southeast Asia) tasting of lychee, peach, strawberry and pineapple, would you believe us? Well, there is one such fruit whose nickname is the "queen of fruits." It's said that Queen Elizabeth, in the 1890's, would grant anyone knighthood who brought her one unspoiled. It's the Mangosteen fruit, whose royal purple exterior yields to a snowy white and soft flesh with a juicy and delicate texture. It's a sweet and tart-type of flavour that's slightly acidic. And now you, too, can enjoy this exquisite fresh fruit that explorers and royalty alike have enjoyed for centuries. All you have to do is go to our outdoor produce section and look by the avocados. 

Lesley Stowe hasn't expanded her line of Raincoast Crisps for quite some time but recently she added Wild Blueberry and Almond with Chia and Pumpkin Seeds! Eat them straight out of the box or pair them with burrata, fresh chevre or sharp cheddar cheeses and as for charcuterie, try genoa salami, prosciutto or smoked salmon.

Lastly, for convenient sanitation on the go, try Clorox Disinfecting Wipes available in either a 15 or 30 pack. Kill 99.99% of viruses and bacteria with these Fresh Meadow scented wipes that fit perfectly in a purse or bag!

Ok gang, that's all for this week. Spring is officially only three weeks away (woo hoo!). Please make sure to check out the attached weekly specials and until next week, as always, our wish for you is to take good care!

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