The second recipe for December is Crab Dip. This is Tammy to the rescue again.
I am so-so on fish and seafood and so made a few faces when she suggested it but Tammy assured me it is a Christmas staple. So I let her make it and bring it to work. I am still so-so on it, but the staff loved it (and all looked at me like I was weird). So here it is, the recipe is available online here https://www.scoopnweigh.com/recipe/crab-dip/ or in store.
The holidays this year start with Winter Solstice on December 22, Hanukkah December 23, Christmas Eve December 24, Christmas December 25, and Boxing Day December 26 – that is five holidays in five days. That is lots of eating!
We have an array of Hanukkah items, to give as gifts or use yourself. New this year are aprons, oven mitts, tea towels, baby bibs, drying mats, and serving platters.
There are menorah candles as well in traditional blue and white or multi coloured. Did you know the plural of menorah is menoroth or menorot?
And Paper Napkins and Paper Plates.
We also have Christmas linens – aprons, oven mitts, potholders, tea towels, and tea cozies.
Forget the ugly sweater, you can have a nice apron and matching oven mitts! Not just the tree should be dressed for the Holidays.
See you at Scoop N’ Weigh, the Candy Store for Grownups, all decked out and ready to go!
P.S. We now have a quiz in the newsletter. What are these marks in the sand?
Just a few hints, last Monday when the weather was balmy I went for a hike at the lake and I was surprised to see the lake was frozen.
Did you guess? They are marks from skates. Someone put their skates on then walked across the sand to skate on the lake. How cool!
P.P.S. Two new flavours of Jelly Bellies – Rose and Ice Cream Mint Chocolate Chip.
P.P.P.S. Are you doing a cookie exchange or giving out lots of home made treats this year? We have these cheap boxes to put your baking in. Yes they are cheap, only $1 each and big enough to make anyone happy.
P.P.P.P.S. We have both Marzipan and Almond Paste. The difference is marzipan has more sugar and is sort of like an almond candy. It is often used on top of baking. Almond paste has less sugar and is usually used in baking.
Most people know about marzipan pigs and other treats covered in chocolate. And most people have eaten almond paste, but just not been aware of it: it is the center of a Stollen and an Almond Croissant. The problem is most people don’t understand the difference and so use the words interchangeably.
I have a recipe for an Almond Cake that uses almond paste, it is a dense, moist cake that is good with tea when you need something, but not the gooey kind. This recipe is available online. https://www.scoopnweigh.com/recipe/almond-cake/
P.P.P.P.P.P.S. Need a quick gift? We have Manitoba made and Woman owned Smak Dab Gourmet Mustard Packs.