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Gifts for the Foodies in Your Life – As Seen on Global TV December 13, 2014

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!

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Jackson Triggs Entourage Grand Reserve Sparkling Chardonnay made in the traditional champagne method.  Shuck some oysters and your night is almost complete.

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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.

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OMG (Original Mexican Gourmet) CAJETA. Canada’s only traditional Mexican caramel spread made with BC Goat’s Milk. In Vanilla, Espresso and Rum!

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Terra Breads Pecan Fruit Crisps and house-made sauces and spreads $5-$10.

Presidents Choice

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

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

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

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Ugly Sweater Beer by Parallel 49. Great milk stout pair it up with The Canadian Craft Beer Cookbook for an excellent host/hostess gift. Beer $15.75 at Legacy Liquor. Cookbook Books to Cooks $29.95.

Missing Ingredient

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

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.

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Vitamix – I have one and my goal is to make flour in it this year because it even grinds grain.  Williams and Sonoma 300 series $675.29

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Metropolitan Chef rubs – make any meal flavourful. Edible Canada $3.95 Perfect stocking stuffer or in a food basket.

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Gorgeous maple or walnut chopping boards/serving trays from Kate Duncan $75-$180.

tea cup

Tea cup/brewer from Treasure Green Tea Company in Chinatown – Vancouver’s oldest tea company.Throw is some tea and you are set.

Mollie Katzen

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.

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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.

CONTEST CLOSED #Giveaway #Chocolate for V-Day $360 + Value (choc buffet, chocolate, fondue, cookies)

Congrats Dennis @FlipnFunny

Whether you have a sweetie or not doesn’t matter for this giveaway, you just have to have a sweet tooth!  This package includes a Chocolate Buffet for 2 at Sutton Place Hotel, Chocolate 101 Class for 2 at XOXOLAT,  Mink Chocolate Fondue Set and Fondue,  Chocolates from Daniel’s Chocolates, Cocoa Nymph, Hagensborg and Urge Chocolates, Heart Cookies from Terra Breads and $50 gift cert from Terra Breads too!

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RT AND Comment on http://ow.ly/8UJbO $360+ #chocolate #contest #giveaway  @goodlifevan 
DRAW Sunday February 12 – items available MONDAY FEB.13

1) Chocolate Buffet for 2 at The Sutton Place Hotel

2) Cocoa Nymph Perfume Chocolates

3)Urge Chocolates

4) Daniel’s Chocolate Heart

5) Terra Breads Heart Cookies AND $50 gift cert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6) Mink Fondue and Fondue Set

7) Chocolate 101 class for 2 at XOXOLAT

8) XOXOLAT Chocolat Vodka

9) Hagensborg Chocolates Sweet Pea

Delish Stocking Stuffers

This year there are some pretty tasty items for those on your shopping list.  Here’s some suggestions for food lovers.

I love the big Le Creuset Casserole dishes, but they are far too large to stuff into a stocking.  Enter the new mini Le Creuset casserole dishes, perfect for mini mac and cheese, individual souffles and side veggie dishes served up in style.  Available in Vancouver at Cookworks.

 

If you are a baker and want to give the gift of homemade loaves or trays of brownies, why not give them wrapped up in the new President’s Choice loaf and square pans?  They come with big red bows to wrap up the treats and you can even cheat and bake using the President’s Choice brand home baking kits.

Need that something special for the real gourmet in your life, go with the Blis Tahitian Vanilla Infused Maple Syrup, available at The Dirty Apron Cooking School and Delicatessen

Chocolate Lovers will appreciate your efforts in sourcing Vancouver’s best chocolate bars created by master chocolatier Cocao Nymph and parfume specialist Ayala Moriel.  There’s Guilt with orange blosson, wild orange and blood orange, Espionage with smoked salt, jasimine and juniper and Roses and Chocolat with rose saffron and chilli.  Vancouver made and oh so delicious.

Rick’s Rubs are tasty savory dry rubs created by Foodtv.ca Superstar Chef Rick and Raging Fork.  Try on these aromatic herbs and spices  on assorted Meats, Fish and Poultry. Rick’s Rub Fish/Seafood and Lamb are both Sugar Free all Rick’s Rubs are non-Irradiated spices and NO MSG.  Available at Edible BC, Gourmet Warehouse, gourmet groceries and high end butcher shops.

Loose tea drinkers can enjoy tea on the go with the attractive Libre Tea Mug.  Add some packages of calming teas and the tea lover in your life will be ever so grateful.  Available at Whole Foods.

Preserves.  Who doesn’t love some toast and jam in the morning?  Try Mix the Bakery’s Artisan Preserves in flavours such as Peach Chipotle and Cumin or Blueberry and Nectarine.  Great for addition to holiday appetizers.