Make your own mustard!

Make your own mustard!

  Did you know the primary ingredient in mustard is vinegar? The vinegar used to make mustard is very important in terms of the overall flavour and quality of the mustard. The mustard making process is already easy, and with this recipe you’ll be making your own vastly superior vinegar mustard today!         Ingredients 1 cup ground yellow mustard seed 2/3 cup Frescolio vinegar of your choice (Tangerine Dark Balsamic, Maple Dark Balsamic, Champagne Wine Vinegar, Jalapeno White Balsamic, Oregano White Balsamic, and Peach White Balsamic...

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Posted on July 26, 2014 at 11:41 am in What's New at Frescolio

Balsamic vinegar in cocktails

Balsamic vinegar in cocktails

Have you ever wondered, “This White Balsamic Vinegar tastes great, but what would I use it for”? Sometimes you can fall in love with a vinegar in the store and then be stumped by what to do with it when you get home. The staff at Frescolio will always have suggestions for you, but here’s one right off the hop; put it in your drink! Our White Balsamic Vinegars are fantastic in sparkling water or cocktails because they add a ton of exciting flavour without using artificial enhancements like drink crystals. The Cara-Cara Orange...

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Posted on April 25, 2014 at 11:50 am in What's New at Frescolio

Testimonial from a new customer

Testimonial from a new customer

We always love to hear from our customers about their first visit to  Frescolio, it can be such a unique experience! Below is an excerpt from an e-mail we received from Lisa S. of Winnipeg, Manitoba:   “Hello, my husband, son and I were in your spectacular store earlier today. We were  so impressed with the setup of it all and the way everything was presented. I felt like I was in a gastronomical art gallery…your store has it all. I made a simple spinach, grape tomato, slivered onion, baby cucumber salad. I mixed minute amounts of...

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Posted on April 23, 2014 at 12:25 pm in What's New at Frescolio

Easter is coming!

Easter is coming!

How cute are these Easter baskets? Inside are 2 recipes, the oils and vinegars needed to make them, a package of sea salt and a milk chocolate bunny courtesy of Chocolatier Constance Popp. Come by and pick out your favourite...

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Posted on April 11, 2014 at 2:26 pm in What's New at Frescolio

Black Truffle Salt

Black Truffle Salt

Those who enjoy the flavour of black truffle will be happy to hear that we now have black truffle sea salt available.  This salt contains pieces of earthy pungent truffle, resulting in an ideal finishing or cooking salt.  Use for sautéing vegetables (mushrooms anyone?) or as a finishing salt for...

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Posted on March 27, 2014 at 11:35 am in What's New at Frescolio

Nature’s Pasta

Nature’s Pasta

EVOO and pasta is a match made in heaven, and now you can buy high-quality artisan pasta in our store.  Nature’s Pasta is made in Steinbach by Nature’s Farm from high-quality ingredients such as free-run eggs and durum wheat.  Try the Tomato Basil ribbons with our Basil EVOO or the Garlic Lemon Pepper with our Milanese Gremolata EVOO for simple and amazing pasta.  Other flavours include spinach, ghost pepper and lime, and there is also a gluten-free rice...

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Posted on March 27, 2014 at 11:34 am in What's New at Frescolio

Kusmi Tea

We are excited to announce that Frescolio is now the only retailer of Kusmi Tea in Manitoba.  Kusmi Tea originated in Russia and is now based in Paris, France.  The teas are renowned for their smooth taste in both traditional and modern blends.  We carry many flavours, available in sample packs of 5-25 gram tins of loose-leaf tea, two variety boxes of 24 tea bags, and a lovely gift pack that includes an infuser.

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Posted on March 27, 2014 at 11:27 am in What's New at Frescolio

New products are in!

New products are in!

Our new fused extra-virgin olive oils have arrived!  Rosemary, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Bergamot, and Cayenne have graced us with their presence, and what an impact they’ve made.  Bergamot has quickly become a customer favourite for salads, and Rosemary has already elevated many a chicken dinner.  We also received a Champagne Dark Balsamic Vinegar to add to our already extensive vinegar offerings.  While most balsamics have a natural sweetness to them, the bubbles in this vinegar give it a little kick that is very...

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Posted on March 5, 2014 at 10:16 am in What's New at Frescolio

Chocolates from Chocolatier Constance Popp

Chocolates from Chocolatier Constance Popp

If you haven’t already tried our custom truffles from Chocolatier Constance Popp, you haven’t lived.  We’re now carrying a white chocolate truffle that’s been infused with our Black Cherry Dark Balsamic Vinegar.  We also have dark chocolate truffle containing our Basil EVOO and Blood Orange EVOO.  For those of you who have a serious sweet tooth, we’re also offering Constance’s decadent Prairie Cow...

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Posted on February 9, 2014 at 11:25 am in What's New at Frescolio