Cadbury Chocolate Fondues

March 31, 2010

We just got our Cadbury shipment in and it is making me hungry for Easter! These cool fondues are  a great treat for that special Cadbury lover in your family… we also carry the fondue fillers in both the Caramilk and Creme Egg to add to this perfect gift!  Click on the pics to link to our online store where you can buy these!!!

Do you know how they get the Caramilk inside a Caramilk bar? Comment and let us know… because we don’t know and we would really like to know!

Have a wonderful Easter Holiday Weekend… and remember to join us in Cochrane from 1-3pm to see the Easter Bunny hiding chocolate eggs around the store!  Cbreeze


Delectable Chocolatey Easter Nests

March 26, 2010

Easter Nests

An Easter favourite and one that cannot be missed are Chocolate Easter Nests.

So simple and quick they can be made quite easily by children, although adult supervision is advised because we are dealing with hot chocolate here!

Just follow these simple steps and you will be munching on this delicious treat in no time!

1. Buy some pretty Easter baking cups and pop them into a suitable sized muffin tray.
2. Break a large bar of good quality milk chocolate into a china bowl and place over a pan of gently simmering water.
Tip-don’t let the water boil or get into the chocolate in anyway or it will spoil.
3. Tip a sizable amount of Rice Krispies or Cornflakes, if you prefer, into a mixing bowl.
4. When the chocolate has melted, remove the china bowl from the pan.
5. Allow the chocolate to cool slightly before pouring over the Rice Krispies.
6. Stir thoroughly until you have a wonderful chocolatey mixture then drop good sized spoonfuls into each baking cup.
7. With a teaspoon make a small hollow in the centre of each one to make your nest.
8. Finally, fill your nests with tiny eggs – the small candy coated ones filled with chocolate are perfect.
9. Lastly, slide the whole tray into the fridge to allow the mixture to set – a few hours should do it.
10. I guarantee these will be a big hit with the chocolate lovers in your family!

Until next time.
Happy Baking and Happy Easter.
Jane


Free Garlic Saver

March 23, 2010

Last, but certainly not least in our saver family is the Garlic Saver.

With this handy little garlic saver you can help those heads of garlic you have stashed in your kitchen drawer last upto 45 days longer!

Who wouldn’t want a gadget that saves you from having  those old bulbs of garlic that you have to cut out the stem before using because they have already started sprouting? Even for me… we eat a lot of garlic, but sometimes between eating out and trying new recipes the darn things start getting excited and sprout just too early.  In fact, I think I’m going to go and grab one now so I can take it home to my hubby. No I don’t have one of everything in the store and yes, writing about some of the products makes me realize how dense I am in not using some of them myself!

Garlic Facts:

  • If your garlic has sprouted, it is still usable although it has lost some of its flavor and health benefits.
  • The smell of garlic can be removed by running your hands under cold water while rubbing a stainless steel object which we happen to sell.
  • Win a FREE Garlic Saver!

    The first person who can discover the model number of the odor remover on our online site www.kitchenboutique.ca and comments about it here on our blog, will win!


    Free Pepper Saver

    March 19, 2010

    And yet, another addition to our saver family… the Pepper Saver!

    Perfect for saving all of your loose pepper parts, storing them for longer in the fridge and for remembering that they are there in the first place!

    Pepper fact:

    Bell peppers are a fantastic source of vitamin C.  Although it is commonly thought that citrus fruits are the best source of vitamin C, peppers have them beat.  Green peppers have double the amount of vitamin C by weight than citrus fruits… and red bell peppers have three times as much vitamin C as the green varieties and are a good source of beta carotene.  So even though red peppers cost more… your health may be worth it!

    Win a FREE pepper saver of your choice!

    All you have to do is leave a interesting pepper fact comment below

    (First 2 comments WINS)


    Free Tomato Saver

    March 19, 2010

    Another addition to the saver family… the TOMATO saver.

    As with our other additions these little tomato savers are perfect for keeping whole, half or quarter parts of a tomato fresh longer and from getting SQUISHED in the fridge.

    For any tomato lover they are a perfect add-on gift and compliment a brand new tomato knife well.

    Tomato fact:

    Did you know that the tomato is the world’s most popular FRUIT?

    WIN a FREE tomato saver!

    Just name the 2nd most popular fruit after tomatoes

    (First 3 people who comment below with the correct answer WIN)


    Showpiece Meringue

    March 13, 2010

    So you have your perfect recipe for pavlova/meringues and you are all set to go BUT how do you present this amazing snowy mixture so that it is a dessert of legend?

    First ensure your bowls and equipment are all grease free – this is very important! Next ensure that you crack your eggs into a bowl using an egg separator. You only want the white! Any little bit of yolk will ruin your meringue. One more tip, check your mixture periodically during whipping by rubbing a small amount between your thumb and forefinger. If you can still feel sugar crystals then you need to whip some more until they are gone.

    OK, if you are a dolloper and you want your meringue to look like a nest – and it should be a beautiful delicate shell with a marshmallow centre that you pile full of whipped cream and fresh berries – then you need to use a No. 18 Wilton Featherweight bag with a large coupler and a large 6B tip. This will give your nest a lovely star effect – making you the star!

    Until next time
    Happy Baking
    Jane


    Free Onion Saver

    March 12, 2010

    Too bad that time ran out on the give-a-way!  If you had guessed that our next saver was an onion saver… you would have won a lemon/lime saver!

    These fantastic little onion savers are perfect for prolonging the life of your onion, (if only I could have done that with my 21 year old body!)  or for storing a half, or a quarter piece of onion and not forgetting about it.

    Jesse loves these the most because the odors don’t leak into your fridge at home or your cooler when you are camping!

    FREE Onion Saver

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    (The first four people to  comment will WIN!)