Last November, we attended the Gluten-Free Garage, a "pop-up" marketplace here in Toronto. Here are a few pictures of Steven, me, and our boys, Sam and Theo, working at the booth.
THEO (LEFT), SAM (RIGHT), STEVEN (TALL GUY IN THE BACK)
SAM CHATTING WITH THE CUSTOMERS
ME (JODI) AND STEVEN...we ran out of those new baking mixes long before the day ended!
It was a wonderful experience for us to have our boys working at our sides; they both got to interact with our customers and got a feeling for what our business is all about. We are proud to be a sponsor of the next Gluten-Free Garage taking place on April 28th, 2013, again at ArtScape Wychwood Barns in Toronto.
Over the past couple of months we've also added a few new products to our line: GROK 100% cheese snacks, Cocoa Butter, Elaine Gottschall's Specific Carbohydrate Diet Book: Breaking the Vicious Cycle, and a very cool MACARON KIT by Lekue to help you macaron making aficionados perfect those macarons you make with our super-fine Almond Flour. Also, stay tuned for our newest product soon to be available on-line: our own Honey-Sweet Artisan Chocolate! Though this new product is NOT SCD legal, it is the only chocolate available that is sweetened with honey rather than sugar and we think it's pretty awesome.
We will be sampling this chocolate at the Gluten-Free Garage and will make it available for order through our website shortly after. If you are in the "hood" on Sunday the 28th, please stop by the Gluten-Free Garage to try our newest products. You'll also get a chance to meet Sam and Theo who had so much fun the 1st time, they can't wait to help out again!
We are thrilled to announce that OUR FAVOURITE ALMOND FLOUR BAKING MIXES are now available! These products took us a while to develop but we believe, as the saying goes, anything worth doing, is worth doing well. And well, with these, we think we've really done well! We recently sampled our baking mixes at the Canadian Health Food Association show in Toronto and the response was more than we could have hope for.
First a little history. These mixes were developed for YOU. Yes, YOU! For years you, our customers, have been asking us to ship our delicious muffins to you. But we can't - at least not if you live outside Ontario and Quebec. Our muffins have no preservatives so they have a very short shelf-life and have to stored in the freezer. For that reason, we can only ship them to places within a 1 day shipping window from our Toronto factory. But we realized that just wasn't fair. So out of this dilemma came the inspiration for our baking mixes. Just like the muffins we make in our GF - JKG kitchen, OUR FAVOURITE ALMOND FLOUR MUFFIN MIX has no preservatives, and no artificial anything; just the goodness of almond flour and the sweetness of organic unrefined coconut nectar. You get to add your own banana, chocolate chips, blueberries - whatever your heart desires to make these YOUR FAVOURITE! And the same goes for our COOKIE MIX, PIE & TART CRUST MIX, and OUR PANCAKE & WAFFLE MIX. They are all natural, all simple, and all FABULOUS! Personally, I adore OUR FAVOURITE PIE & TART CRUST MIX. With it, I make my famous Apple Galette with Caramel Sauce (see recipe below.) The crust is light and the perfect combination of moist and crumbly - when this is dessert, there are never any left-overs! our COOKIE MIX is a favourite of everyone...especially when you make them with chocolate chips. Fresh out of the oven or cooled down (if you can hold off!), they rival any cookie any of our tasters (and we've had a TON of them) have ever had! I love our PANCAKE & WAFFLE MIX best with bananas or blueberries - they taste like pancakes and waffles - really, just like the real deal!
As a way to celebrate the launch of the new addition to our Grain-Free JK Gourmet product line, we are offering a discount coupon good for 10% off all OUR FAVOURITE ALMOND FLOUR BAKING MIXES. This code is good until December 1st, so even if you have recently placed an order, you have plenty of time to take advantage of the discount. The discount code is entered in the VERY LAST step of the ordering process, just before your account or card is charged. Feel free to pass this coupon code on to your friends and family who might want to try our new mixes.
The discount code is: MY FAVOURITE MIXES
We hope you will give them a try and then, most importantly, send us your feedback. Also, send us your variations - we would love to hear what you are creating with your FAVOURITE ALMOND FLOUR BAKING MIXES.
Looking forward to your creations,
Jodi & Steven
P.S. NOV 22, 2012
We've been getting a few e-mails and calls lately from people who are having trouble locating the recipes on our Baking Mix boxes. The front English panel of each box opens like a book; there is a tab on the right-hand side that you use to lift the panel. We are so sorry if this is confusing - that was not our intention - with the French on the back panel, we just ran out of space and had to come up with a new place to put the recipe/instructions.. In all honesty, we thought (and still think!) that it was fabulous, original, and totally cool...we just didn't count on it being a tad confusing. It will be better marked in the next print-run.
APPLE GALETTE RECIPE
Preheat oven to 350˚ F
1 Box of OUR FAVOURITE ALMOND FLOUR PIE & TART CRUST MIX - follow the instructions on the inside flap of the box to make 1 pie crust.
6-7 apples, peeled, core, and sliced
1 Tbsp butter
drizzle of honey
dash of cinnamon
I have been working diligently for over a month now creating, designing, and building (YES, BUILDING!) this new website and I am thrilled to be launching it! If you think that I have forgotten anything, please let me know. I am now an expert (ok, a somewhat expert) at a skill I will need over and over again, so let me know what we're missing and keep me from getting rusty! Also, please make sure you are in the correct site by clicking on either the Canadian or US flag - this will ensure that you can checkout whatever you order in your own currency and in your own country. Remember, we ship Canadian customers from Toronto and US customers from Florida, so you really want to make sure that you are in the site that is yours!
Over the next few weeks we are going to integrate our other websites, buyalmondflour.com and almondflourUSA.com under our one new JK Gourmet roof, so it you're looking for those, you just might find yourself here!
In the meantime, we hope you find this new site easily navigatable and filled with all the information you need about our delicious grain-free, gluten-free products. And watch out for our newest products - OUR FAVOURITE ALMOND FLOUR BAKING MIXES - we are just finishing up the new packaging design and we expect they should be available by September. They will make your almond flour baking even more super-easy and super-delicious and, of course, they are made with our super-finely ground almond flour!
Keep in touch, we do love to hear from you and either Steven or I answer all of your emails personally and promptly.