It’s that time of year again when you’ve got to sort out your gift list. If you’ve got a food lover to please chances are one or all of these ideas will bring squeals of joy once pulled from under the tree. Some great stocking stuffers and host/hostess gifts too!
Jackson Triggs Entourage Grand Reserve Sparkling Chardonnay made in the traditional champagne method. Shuck some oysters and your night is almost complete.
Locally made Whisky from Urban Distillers. Unique because it contains part of an oak barrel. Leave the wine to age more (each week would equal 6 mos in the cask) or drink now.
OMG (Original Mexican Gourmet) CAJETA. Canada’s only traditional Mexican caramel spread made with BC Goat’s Milk. In Vanilla, Espresso and Rum!
Terra Breads Pecan Fruit Crisps and house-made sauces and spreads $5-$10.
President’s Choice Mixing Bowl and Measuring spoons ($10/$6). Perfect for that college kid. Set them up with some tea towels and baking mix while you are at it.
Le Creuset Dutch Oven. Gorgeous colours, even heating, great for slow cooking and dishwasher safe. $150 at Williams & Sonoma. $255 BUT THIS WEEK 25% off until SUNDAY December 15, 2014
Cocoa Nymph’s new confections line. One of Vancouver’s BEST Chocolatiers has crafted everything from English toffee to chocolate espresso local Agassiz hazelnuts. These are the bomb for sweet lovers! $9
The Missing Ingredient Monthly Subscription box from Angie Quaale from Well Seasoned – foodie extraordinare! Online 3 month subscription $150. Not just food, but recipes and ideas. Expand that culinary repertoire.
Victorinox Knives from www.swissarmy.com $42 Ergonomic Swiss Classic handles. Set includes two serrated knives, two straight edge knives and a mini wood block. Perfect for the countertop.
Gorgeous maple or walnut chopping boards/serving trays from Kate Duncan $75-$180.
Tea cup/brewer from Treasure Green Tea Company in Chinatown – Vancouver’s oldest tea company.Throw is some tea and you are set.
The vegetarian cookbook for all types of eaters from a woman who’s books taught me to cook when I was young, the talented Mollie Katzen. Full of vegetable recipes that will please everyone $45 Books To Cooks.
From the foraging chef, Bill Jones, this excellent mushroom foraging and feasting cookbook. If you are in Duncan be sure to look him up and attend a class of his or head out foraging. Mushrooms are hip and healthy. $29.95 Books to Cooks.