As we embrace time at home with our families this holiday season, a renewed emphasis on back-to-basics in the kitchen means meals are taking on a more casual vibe. Here are few gift ideas to help forge some new holiday traditions and memories.
The Hamilton Beach 3-in-1 egg cooker allows you to perfectly prepare up to 7 eggs at a time, with a built-in timer for accuracy and ease. Add variety to your morning meal routine with soft, medium or hard-boiled eggs, plus poached eggs or steamed omelets.
The colourful Prepara multi
taco holder’s reversible shape supports either two or three tacos for easy filling and eating. Made of durable melamine with the look of traditional ceramic; works with either soft or hard taco shells.
Kitchenalia; $9.95 each
The new cordless series of KitchenAid small appliances are a treat for busy kitchens looking to reduce clutter. This variable speed hand blender blends 25 bowls of soup on a full battery charge. It comes with multiple accessories and is available in several colours.
A TASTE OF LUXURY
Responsibly sourced Canadian caviar from New Brunswick-based Acadian Sturgeon and Caviar Inc. is a tasty holiday treat to enjoy ice cold on blinis, fancy crackers with crème fraiche or even atop devilled eggs.
Ottawa Bagelshop and Deli; $99.99–$154.99
FUN MEETS FUNCTIONAL
Kitchen boas keep splatters off clothing and the towel ends are always at the ready to dry hands, wipe up spills, pick up hot pots or swat away kitchen interlopers. Available in loads of fun patterns.
Grace in the Kitchen; $39
Dinner, Uncomplicated is the latest publication from a celebrated Canadian cookbook author on a mission to take the stress out of home cooking. Claire Tansey offers flavourful, nutritious and satisfying recipes for every night of the week, plus great hints and tips.
Indigo Books; $32
DIP, DIP HOORAY!
Boxes of handmade Belgian chocolate-covered strawberries, pretzels and Oreos are sure to be a hit with just about everyone. All boxes are fully customizable and come with a big bow, ready for gifting.
Instagram @dipped_ottawa; $60–$195