Half naked pies for spring in our new 6 inch format. Not the mini not the big pie but just the right size for two....
We carefully sourced all the products in our fine foods market. Vendors are from Ontario who use natural ingredients, grown in Ontario. Our cured meats are antibiotic free, hormone free, made from free range, organic meat. Tapas and Tapenade are vegan, to be used as spreads on crackers with your favourite wine or to top your own pizza. Our mustards can be used to marinade meat or on a gourmet hot dog...yum!
Our best gingerbreads yet. Commissioned for a party this last weekend we added a secret ingredient to spice things up...orange zest. Thick chewy gingerbread with that extra zing. As we wrapped and tied the bows, not a single break. They were perfect. Thinking of making gingerbreads all year.
Berry Blast. Apple Maple Pecan. Strawberry Raspberry. Naked before being topped. There is also Raspberry Rhubarb...come see us in the store or check out our online store for your Easter dinner.
An extra special angel food cake - so light, so airy, so fluffy and so very delicious! Add strawberries and real whipped cream, now that's food for the angels. Made in single servings, cakes and slabs or so as you wish. Joyeux anniversaire mes amis!
What if you knew the meat you ate came from animals that lived a natural antibiotic free life on a farm whose owners really cared? These pepperettes are made from pigs that were free to roam and fed organic grains. In fact we loved these so much we are going to start using free range chickens and other meats in our pies. We would be supporting local farmers from Millbank in the heart of Mennonite country in Ontario. We just tried the ground mutton burgers recently. The meat is more firm, richer tasting. There is just something to be admired about the old world ways of animal husbandry practices. Our chicken pies are the first to be changed over.
This dessert quickly became a crowd favourite as soon as we opened....let's see what is the best way to describe it? It's a shortbread crust layered with butter, sweetened condensed milk, baked together and exquisitely topped with chocolate chips and Skor bits for an ultra yummy guilt free treat.
Chicken Pot pie for your Superbowl party!
...just about to go into the oven, this will be stewed to perfection.
We use lard in most of our pie crusts. Any old fashioned baker will tell you, lard dough is easy to work with, makes your crust very flaky and smells so good when baking your apple pie in the oven. But did you know that compared to butter it has a higher monounsaturated fat content and lower saturated fat than butter? Monounsaturated fat raises HDL which is the good cholesterol in your blood that lowers your risk of heart disease compared to butter.
A lot of people think eating butter crust is better but butter is a high fat cream that has the opposite percentages of the monounsaturated to saturated fat as lard which can increase the bad cholesterol (LDL) that can lead to heart disease....even though admittedly it smells wonderful when baking a pie in the oven.
The Lum Family
My parents were part of the legacy of Lichee Gardens. Food has always fascinated me. My dad always told me to never serve any food that you wouldn't eat yourself. I wanted to bring back the nostalgia of yesteryear, classic food that we knew as a child.