Posts Tagged ‘Canada’

Apples, Apples, Everywhere

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The beginning of fall marks a delicious time of year…apple season! Of course, we can buy many varieties of apples all year long (more on that shortly). BUT, there is NOTHING like the delicious taste of a freshly picked apple on a chilly bright fall day. I want to bask in how fabulous I feel just thinking about it!

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In Canada, we are lucky to have lots of great apple varieties growing here, including some heritage apples. My personal FAVOURITE apple, the golden russet, is one of the heritage varieties, and it is only available for a very short time in the fall, because it does  not store well. It has crunch, it is tart AND sweet, and it is the perfect size for a snack.

September 19th is International Eat an Apple Day, and while we don’t think you should restrict your apple munching to just one day, it DOES seem the perfect excuse to enjoy a few delicious bites on THIS day (maybe even with some caramel sauce for dipping perhaps?)

Quench Magazine wrote an article with a simple list of the varieties available in Canada, along with their best uses. This is a good list to see if there are some new types of apples you should be checking out this fall and winter.

And, speaking of winter, have you ever wondered how apples manage to be kept in storage for so many months, and maintain their texture and taste? In my fridge, they sure don’t last MONTHS! I did a bit of reading and found out there is some interesting science behind this vexing question. Ontario Apple Growers have a nice detailed explanation HERE.

In a nutshell, apples breathe, taking in oxygen and generating carbon dioxide (they sound almost human!). In storage, the apple experts create an environment that reduces to a minimum the amount of respiration. The apples are harvested and immediately put into this storage to basically stop the ripening process until it is time to go to your local supermarket.

Cool, am I right?

Apples are pretty much the perfect food – they are yummy, attractive, affordable AND they keep the doctor away (but only if you eat them everyday). Plus they are so easy to cook with – use them in salads, desserts and even main courses, like this Pork Roast with Apples and Onions from the Pioneer Woman.

One of our social team members recently made a delicious and EASY treat – caramel with apple slices for dipping. All you need is a can of sweetened condensed milk and a few hours. Be sure to get SWEETENED CONDENSED MILK – its the ONLY ingredient in this recipe and we learned the hard way it pretty darned important to buy the right thing LOL! Try this yummy treat this fall: Easy Caramel

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Happy Apple Picking!

 

From your Things Engraved Social Team,

Things Engraved Social

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Summer 2015 Essentials

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Summer is in full swing and we’ve got your summer essentials!
Summer is BBQ season and every grill-master needs his own set of BBQ tools – We can personalize the carrying case with the chef’s name.

BBQ Set 8pc in Aluminum Carrying Case

BBQ Set 8pc in Aluminum Carrying Case

BBQ Set 25pc Aluminum Carrying Case

BBQ Set 25pc Aluminum Carrying Case

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Something to hold your adult beverage:

26oz Stainless Steel Water Bottle Mug with Straw

26oz Stainless Steel Water Bottle Mug with Straw

Set of 4 Steins with Monogram Included

Set of 4 Steins with Monogram Included

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


I’m sure you’ll need a bottle opener.

Bottle Opener Keychain-Why Limit Happy to an Hour?

Bottle Opener Keychain-Why Limit Happy to an Hour?

Silver Bottle Opener

Silver Bottle Opener

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Some things to keep you busy during your summer holidays.

We suggest a game of euchre or “go fish” or reading.  These essentials will help.

Stainless Steel Flask with Playing Card Set

Stainless Steel Flask with Playing Card Set

Butterfly Bookmark

Butterfly Bookmark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Shop for more summer essentials online or in-store.

From your Things Engraved Social Team,

Things Engraved Social

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Canada Day Sale!

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Many of our stores are OPEN on Canada Day and we’re having a sale!

Save 25% on ALL regular priced gifts, when Engraved.
Online use coupon code: CANADADAY2015.
No coupon code required in-store.

All Stores that are open on July 1st are running the same promotion as online – But for July 1st only!

List of stores that are OPEN on Wednesday July 1, 2015

600 Things Engraved, Cataraqui Centre

625 Things engraved, Lindsay Square

627 Things Engraved, Square One (kiosk)

630 Things Engraved, Square One (inline)

635 Things Engraved, Pembroke Mall

642 Things Engraved, Cherry Lane Shopping Centre

645 Things Engraved, St. Albert Centre

646 Things Engraved, Park Place Shopping Centre

647 Things Engraved, Kingsway Mall

649 Things Engraved, Southcentre Mall

650 Things Engraved, Prairie Mall

654 Things Engraved, North Hill Centre

660 Things Engraved, West Edmonton Mall

662 Things Engraved, West Edmonton Mall

664 Things Engraved, Village Green Centre

665 Things Engraved, Brentwood Town Centre

667 Things Engraved, Millwoods Town Centre

669 Things Engraved, Markville Shopping Centre

673 Things Engraved, Charlottetown Mall

678 Things Engraved, Cornwall Centre

679 Things Engraved, Southgate Centre

749 Sears Personalized Gifts, Metropolis at Metrotown

767 Things Engraved, Tecumseh Mall

772 Things Engraved, Market Mall

780 Sears Personalized Gifts, Park Place Shopping Centre

826 Things Engraved, Chinook Centre

845 Things Engraved, Medicine Hat Mall

848 Things Engraved, Rideau Centre

849 Things Engraved, Woodgrove Centre

858 Sears Personalized Gifts, Midtown Plaza

865 Things Engraved, Southland Mall

866 Things Engraved, The Promenade

892 Things Engraved, Guildford Town Centre

895 Sears Personalized Gifts, Hillside Shopping Centre

898 Things Engraved, Coquitlam Centre

911 Sears Personalized Gifts, Lloyd Mall

917 Things Engraved, Upper Canada Mall (inline)

919  Things Engraved, Orchard Park Shopping Centre

922 Personally Yours, Londonderry Mall

925 Things engraved, Niagara Square

930 Personally Yours, Park Royal Shopping Centre

939 Things Engraved, Parkland Mall

945 Things Engraved, Devonshire Mall

953 Things Engraved, Aberdeen Mall

963 Things Engraved, Upper Canada Mall (kiosk)

981 Things Engraved, Metropolis at Metrotown

985 Things Engraved, Mayfair Shopping Centre

988 Things Engraved, Northgate Mall

998 Things Engraved, Lougheed Town Centre

 

Happy Canada Day!

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