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Pepper's Newsletter October 27, 2020

Pepper's Newsletter October 27, 2020

Good morning!  There are a few things happening this weekend, one of them being Halloween on Saturday! But just because there's a global pandemic occuring doesn't mean we can't still have fun. It just has to be done smartly and sensibly. So please make sure you follow health protocols and trick or treat safely (extra safely). The other thing to mention is that the clocks go back an hour. Before you head to bed on Saturday, set your clocks back an hour to mark the end of Daylight Savings and enjoy that extra hour of sleep!

The closest humankind has ever come to decimating itself happened over a span of 13 days in October, 1962 during the Cuban Missile Crisis. It was during this time of the Cold War that Russia and America, the world's "superpowers" stood toe-to-toe and flexed their nuclear muscles. Russia was constructing missile sites in Cuba, which is situated only 145 kms (90 miles) from U.S. shores, discovered by an American U-2 spy plane. President Kennedy demanded the missiles be removed and thus ensued a very tense stand-off which included an American "quarantine" of Soviet ships en route to Cuba (Kennedy had to be careful not to use the word "blockade" because that could have been considered an act of war). During the crisis, both leaders were encouraged to launch nuclear strikes but calmer heads eventually prevailed and the stand-off ended on today's date, October 27, 1962. Phew! Now, onto the new items!

We've been talking about new items from Ecoideas lately and we have two more for you! First up is Ecoideas Organic Cassava Flour. It comes from the cassava root, a longtime staple food in South America, Africa and Asia. What's great about it is that it's totally wheat free so there's no gluten, either! You use it 1:1 however you would use wheat flour. It's grain-free, nut-free, paleo friendly and has a neutral flavour!

If you're a fan of tangy flavour then Ecoideas Organic Golden Berries should be high up on your list. This "Andean Superfood" is part of the nightshade family and resemble miniature yellow tomatoes when fresh. They're high in antioxidants, polyphenols and carotenoids, are an excellent source of vitamin A, are rich in fibre and are a source of iron. Look for them in AIsle 3!

Goodly Foods is a Vancouver-based business that "Makes delicious soups, stews and sauces by repurposing surplus produce and creating unique community employment opportunities." As per the company website: Goodly Foods reframes the narrative around food “waste” into one of viewing surplus food as a resource. We set out to test that model by understanding the volume, flow and quality of specific vegetables that would otherwise be considered as imperfect and process them into nutritious and delicious foods. Your purchase helps reduce waste and create jobs! Our deli department currently has Goodly Simply Squash as well as Goodly Purely Potato Soups with other flavours set to arrive shortly! If you would like to read more about this amazing venture, check out their website at www.hellogoodly.ca

You know what makes a great one-two combo? New items that are also in our ad! Why? Because you get to try out stuff for cheap! This week we have three new kinds of Hefty Garbage Bags! Hefty Strong with Easy Flaps are large sized for standard 77 litre garbage cans. Hefty Ultra-Strong are drawstring bags for the big hinge-top 121 litre roll cans. And Hefty Strong Compostable are just that: small, compostable 10 litre bags for your compost container. All three contain Arm & Hammer Odour Neutralizers and all three are just $5.66 in this week's ad!

What else is new and on sale? Check out GoGo Quinoa Mac & Vegan Cheese and GoGo Quinoa Shells & Vegan Cheese! These yummy plant-based pastas are certified gluten-free and contain 93% organic ingredients! They're great alternatives to traditional pastas with cheese and these 170g boxes can be yours this week for only 2/$5

Another gluten-free, yet slightly more gourmet, pasta option comes straight outta Italy. They take "Corn and brown rice masterfully combined using steam (Metodo diLavorazione al Vapore®) into a delicious and satisfying gluten-free pasta." These guys employ a precise 7 stage process that includes extruding the pasta through special bronze dies that gives the pasta a "rough, sauce-absorbing surface." Sounds serious. If you want to check out all the hub-bub surrounding this imported treat, you can find Rummo Penne Rigate, Rummo Fusilli and Rummo Rigatoni it in Aisle 2.

Dreary old table salt can only perk up your food so much, right? That's why Europe's staple seasoning, A. Vogel Herbamare, is the way to go when it comes to salting your salmon, so to speak! It's herbed sea salt which contains a blend of organic celery, leek, watercress, onions, chives, parsley, lovage, garlic, basil, marjoram, rosemary, thyme, and kelp. Pepper's has Herbamare Herbed Sea Salt in a 125g and 250g shaker as well as Herbamare Spicy Sea Salt 125g and, for all you sodium-free lovin' folk, Herbamare Natural Salt Substitute 125g. Winter's just around the corner so why not reduce the drudgery of it as much as possible at every meal?

And finally, we have three new gourmet spreads also hailing from Europe! Italy's Callipo Dalla Nostra Terra line of jams and spreads contains "delicate and genuine flavours" and we have both sweet and savoury options! Callipo Organic and Candied Ginger Spread is a divine as it sounds! It contains primarily Calbrian lemons, lemon zest, cane sugar and candied ginger. Or how about Callipo Clementine Organic Spread? Juicy Calabrian clelmentines, cane sugar and lemon juice make for a sweet yet tangy spread unlike any you have ever tried! And for a savoury option there's Callipo Red Onion Spread, a compote made of red onion from Tropea Calabria GPI, renowned for its particular sweetness and high digestibility. All three can be found in Aisle 3 with the regular jams and jellies.

This time next week we'll be into November. That's a good thing because we're that much closer to reaching the end of this very forgettable year. In the meantime let's continue to look out for each other, be respectful and kind towards each other and always, take good care!

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