Holiday Bag 2019

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#SpreadingTheMustard with this year’s 6th annual Mustard Seed Holiday Bag!  It is the most substantial Holiday Bag yet, again filled to the brim with local goodness.  In true Hamilton fashion, our team has proudly chosen a #HamOnt colour theme for 2019’s Holiday Bag in tones of gold and black.   Want to give a gift of food and support our local Hamilton-area economy? The Holiday Bag is just right…buy one for your best friend, sibling, relatives, or for your entire office!

Read more about the producers and products in this years’ bag, but don’t delay – we are only making 600 bags and after that, they will be gone.  This years bag boasts 12 items plus your choice of either locally roasted coffee beans or loose leaf tea and including the ever wonderful local artist designed jute bag makes for a total of 14 products.  Valued at over $70 !!!!!

Early Bird Sales  of $54.99 start Monday November 18-December 2.  Regular price sales of $59.99 start Tuesday December 3rd until sold out!

Starting November 18th,  pre pay and order yours in store or online here !  Pick up begins November 19th.

Mustards

Manning Canning: Sundried Tomato Mustard made in Toronto ON

 

Marci’s Bakery: Made in Hamilton, allergen free Cookie Mix “Love Your Neighbour”

 

Reusable glass jar with Co+op sticker filled with local Barrie’s Asparagus Fusilli from Cambridge On.  Sticker care of our local friends at Witly.

Mike&Mike’s  Organic Pumpkin seeds in a compostable bag from Woodbridge On !

Picards Extreme Kettle Cooked Chips from Waterdown ON

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Sea Salt Crackers from Savor non gmo and made in Canada!

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Apple Flats Sour Apple, Crabapple mixer made in Wellesley ON

Sauce

Neal Brothers Organic Pasta Sauce made in Richmond Hill ON

 

Each bag includes your choice of one of either locally roasted coffee beans or a bag of loose leaf tea!  This year we are happy to offer Blacksmith & Bean’s Black Horse and Genuine Tea Kashi Ginger tea, both of which are ethically and sustainable sourced!

Thank you very much for your interest and support of this years 6th annual Holiday Bag.  We are so excited and wish you and yours the very best of local this holiday season.

See you soon when you #shopthecoop !

Love,

The Mustard Seed Co+op Team

Upcoming fall workshops!

The Art of Pickling with Camilla Wynne

Sun, 27 October 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, $55 – $60

Join master preserver Camilla Wynne of Preservation Society for this fun, hands-on workshop where you’ll learn how to transform the autumn harvest into delectable pickles, bringing life to your holiday cheese plates and tangy foils to your winter comfort cooking.

The class covers all the basics of canning pickles and chutney, from selecting your produce to proper sterilization, to basic microbiology and we’ll sample some different styles and flavours. You will leave with a jar of each, ready to tackle any acidified vegetable canning project and able to safely modify recipes to suit your taste.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

Camilla Wynne is a writer, home preserving teacher, and the founder of Preservation Society, a small batch canning company. She has been a pastry professional for over a decade and is one of Canada’s only Master Preservers. Not content to produce garden-variety jams and pickles, Camilla instead favours products that tell a story or elicit a memory and are often, though not intentionally, inspired by cocktails. She is the author of the eponymous cookbook Preservation Society Home Preserves (available at The Mustard Seed).

TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-art-of-pickling-with-camilla-wynne-tickets-74561251711


Intro to the Keto(genic) Diet

Sat, 9 November 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, $40 – $45

Recent stats say that 26% of Canadians have considered the keto diet, but what is it actually? Is it actually healthy? Can you still eat primarily local foods and stay in ketosis? Do you need to be a carnivore or is vegetarian/ vegan keto possible? How much does it cost? What are the potential risks/ rewards?

In this workshop we will be learning about all of the above, from teh Science, Meal Planning, and the Food that makes this diet possible. Dietician Gwyn Xagoraris will lead us through this and more.

  • The Science – what does the diet do, how does it do it, safety, and myths/facts
  • The Planning – label reading, carbohydrate counting, planning meals, moderate protein/high fat/low carbohydrates, making plans for successful keto: what makes a person successful on the diet
  • The Food – costs, meal planning, making, foods available in the market place, & of course some recipes to try for ensuring a few recipes that are the foundation to making the diet a success

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

Gwyn Xagoraris is a Registered Dietitian & Diabetes Educator at Hamilton Health Sciences, McMaster. She is an an enthusiastic professional who aims to share the best of health care science and practice to everyone she meets. Her goal is to help people to manage their health and we are happy to welcome her to lead this workshop at The Mustard Seed!

TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/intro-to-the-ketogenic-diet-tickets-76784174533


Preserving your own Holiday Gifts with Camilla Wynne

Spread holiday cheer with homemade edible gifts! In this workshop we cover the basics of water bath canning, from selecting your produce to proper sterilization. We then move to the kitchen and prepare one marmalade recipe (such as a Three Citrus-Ginger marmalade) and one chutney (like a Cranberry-Tamarind chutney), both of which make amazing stocking stuffers, hostess gifts, or a pantry arsenal perfect for complementing cheese plates or cozy morning breakfasts. You will leave the class ready to tackle any project and able to safety modify recipes to your taste.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

Camilla Wynne is a writer, home preserving teacher, and the founder of Preservation Society, a small batch canning company. She has been a pastry professional for over a decade and is one of Canada’s only Master Preservers. Not content to produce garden-variety jams and pickles, Camilla instead favours products that tell a story or elicit a memory and are often, though not intentionally, inspired by cocktails. She is the author of the eponymous cookbook Preservation Society Home Preserves (available at The Mustard Seed).

TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/preserving-your-own-holiday-gifts-with-camilla-wynne-tickets-74559516521

September 2019 Workshop

Cucumber kimchi is a simple version of kimchi that can be made in minutes! This simple kimchi goes well with grilled meats, rice dishes, and other dishes that need something extra. Unlike cabbage kimchi, it does not need to be fermented but can be stored for a while (if it lasts!). In this hands on workshop, you will learn how to make cucumber kimchi and bring home enough to taste (and share!). Participants are encouraged to bring a reusable container (2 L size) to bring home your cucumber kimchi.

Please note: The recipe for traditional kimchi includes shrimp paste so people with shellfish allergies are not encouraged to take this workshop.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

Yong Yi is a kimchi enthusiast who loves to share the goodness of kimchi. He likes to cook and experiment with different ingredients. Often inspired by different cultures, he likes to travel and taste authentic versions of the dish.

ABOUT MUSTARD SEED WORKSHOPS:

Tickets are sold online only on a first-come basis up to 8 individuals to ensure the best instructor-to-participant ratio. This workshop will take place in the Co-op Kitchen, please arrive ahead of the workshop start time to sign in. If (hopefully not!) there are less than 5 registrants three days before the workshop, we may need to cancel and will refund costs. Please email workshops@mustardseed.coop with any other questions.

Members pay $30.00 and Non-Members pay $35.00 for this hour long workshop.

Sun, 22 September 2019

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Tickets : Cucumber Kimchi Tickets

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