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THE SCOOP NEWSLETTER the

Summer 2011.

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326 Charlotte St. (at Reid St.), Peterborough. Phone: (705) 745.5271 Mon-Thu: 8.45-6, Fri: 8.45-9, Sat: 8.30:-5:30

19 Ontario St. (next to L.C.B.O), Port Hope. Phone: ( 905) 885.9900 Mon-Thu: 9-6, Fri: 9-7, Sat: 9-5:30

Coconut water for a hot day

Why we started, how we developed and what we can offer ….

Coconut water is naturally isotonic, helps remove toxins and has anti-viral, antibacterial and anti-microbial properties to help cure diseases. It also helps in flushing kidney stones and in reducing risk of cancer. Try our Blue Monkey and Zico brands

The reasons why we started the business in the late 70’s were to allow seniors and students to buy only what they needed, to save lots of money and to make a positive impact on the environment by saving on the amount of packaging going to the landfill. We found over time that we were able to do those things plus, by finetuning our store and our supplier list we were able to provide very fresh and high quality items. Our bins are personally designed by me and are small and air tight,. The scoops are on a holder inside the bins to alleviate any holes in the bin lids. Our storage is cold and we do not warehouse as we buy directly from over 210 manufacturers and importers. We know of no other bulk stores that have the same commitment to freshness. Many of the local chefs shop at our stores for that very reason. We love to find items that are hard to find. We began with just over 100 products and now have over 5,000. Many of those were brought in by customer request. We have the greatest customers with many telling us that they were in our store in our first week of business over a ¼ of a century ago. We are now serving a 3rd generation and those young people are here for the same reasons their parents came: to buy only what they need, save lots of money over packaged products, buy fresh, buy the highest grade possible, lesson the impact on landfills by minimizing waste (our bags are recyclable, twist ties and containers reusable) We also have the best staff who care for our customers and will show the old fashioned service that has been lost in many stores.

Organic Raw Kombucha Drink Kombucha is a (non caffeinated) tea that has been cultured for 30 days. All natural, organic, naturally anti-bacterial/ anti-fungal, low in carbohydrates, low

calorie, vegan and kosher. Deb’s QUINOA KASHA PILAF 2 cups vegetable or chicken broth 1 cup quinoa 1/4-cup buckwheat kasha Measure broth into saucepan bring to boil, rinse grains, add quinoa, kasha, stir. Reduce to simmer, covered 20 minutes. Meanwhile prepare the following: 1 tsp. Canola or vegetable oil 1 cup chopped onion 1 clove garlic minced 1 chopped green pepper 1 tbsp. Finely diced fresh hot chilli pepper (I used hot pepper relish) ½ cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes ( soften in hot water if hard) Combine next 4 ingredients: 3 tbsp. Balsamic vinegar 2 tbsp. Honey ¼ tsp. Pepper and salt to taste ¼ cup pine nuts or sunflower seeds Heat oil in large fry pan on medium. Add onion and garlic. Cook until onion is softened. Add next 3 ingredients, stir, cook 2 minutes. Add quinoa kasha mixture. Drizzle vinegar mixture over quinoa to coat. Sprinkle nuts over top.

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Health benefits of Sprouted Flax It is well known that flaxseed is an outstanding nutritional food source. However, whole flaxseeds are difficult to digest and its nutrients are poorly absorbed. Flaxseed has natural enzyme inhibitors (phytic acid) to prevent digestion. Grinding flaxseed does not necessarily decrease the natural enzyme inhibitors. Only sprouting can decrease the natural inhibitors that cause flaxseed's poor absorption. Sprouted flax has many advantages such as: * Increased enzymes, amino acids, and vitamins allowing for better absorption * A rich source of lignans – which are considered to help in preventing cancers of the breast, endometrium and prostate. * Contains both soluble and insoluble fiber that can help lower cholesterol, regulate blood sugar levels, aid in digestion by reducing the time that waste remains in the body and preventing constipation. * Contains both an essential fatty acid and an omega-3 fatty acid, thereby helping lower your risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. * Does not require refrigeration and you can use it in baking. We recommend that you add 1 tablespoon per day to your cereal. Also sprinkle on your salad. It has a nutty pleasant flavour.

What is Buckwheat Kasha? Energizing and nutritious, it is not a grain but a fruit seed that is related to rhubarb and sorrel making it a suitable substitute for people who are sensitive to grains that contain protein glutens. It can be served as an alternative to rice or made into porridge. Kasha is closer to being a complete protein than other plant sources (including soybeans) because it contains all eight essential amino acids in good proportion. It is full of B vitamins and is rich in phosphorous, potassium, iron and calcium. One cup of buckwheat kasha kernels contains more than 20% of the recommended daily intake of fibre.

We make a living with what we do, we make a life with what we give.


Supplier Apiary

Profile—OtonaBEE

HONEY CATEGORIES—KNOW YOUR HONEY Comb Honey (honeycomb)

Our customers always ask “where does your honey come from?” We like to answer, “bees”, but apparently they want a more spec ific answer. OtonaBEE Apiary is situated in Indian River, east of Peterborough on a dairy farm. They supply us with clover and buckwheat honey. Astrid Manske and Dave Moffat run this family business along with their three children. Their daughter Ryssa (17) sells the honey at Peterborough Farmer’s Market. Keiton (15) who has a passion for business from the age of 7 owns 18 hives. He also runs the sale of honeycombs. Skye (14) has just started making honey sticks. Honey in a straw can be portable in your lunchbox. Their honeybees like to travel. 420 hives were sent to New Brunswick to pollinate the blueberry crop. They spent three weeks pollinating before the hives were transported home on a transport truck.

Direct from the hive honey-filled beeswax comb as stored naturally by the bees. It is high in pollen which means, our customers tell us, a spoonful a day will keep allergies away.

Liquid Honey (extracted) Prepared by cutting off the wax capping and whirling the comb in a honey extractor, where centrifugal force moves the honey out of the cells. Our honey is local and hence contains the local pollens essential to be an immune system booster. Our honey is not pasteurized.

Creamed Honey (granulated) Made by blending one part finely granulated honey with nine parts liquid honey. The mixture is stored at about 57 degrees until it becomes firm. Our creamed honey is not pasteurized. Creamed honey can be spread thick on toast, yummm! Buckwheat Often known as “black” honey because it looks black unless the light shines through it, it is coppery in colour. It has a pleasant hay-like, earthy smell, and an unforgettable malty, rich, molasses flavour and not too sweet. It is good for use in pancakes or honey cake where you want the honey taste to come up through the other ingredients. According to a study that tested a range of honeys for antioxidant properties, reported in the Journal of Wound Care in 2008, buckwheat honey was up to 30 times as effective as an antioxidant (which promotes wound healing) than the least-effective honey used in the study. Manuka Primarily produced in New Zealand, this honey is used as a natural product both internally and topically on the skin. The bees gather nectar from the flowers of the Manuka bush, which is indigenous only to New Zealand. The honey making process is enriched by the pollution free environment of New Zealand. NEW PRODUCTS

ALL CANADIAN BODY CREAM After your morning shower and before your busy day begins, take some time to rejuvenate your skin with ‘Bee By The Sea' Body Cream. 'It is a thick and rich, and will soak into your skin leaving you feeling smooth, soft, relaxed and ready for the day ahead. It has all natural ingredients including the oil from Seabuckthorn plants. This oil is one of the best sources of anti-oxidants, and along with honey, royal jelly and the vitamins, it is a winner! Packed with 50 times the vitamins C in oranges, vitamin E, Omega 3-6-9 and 7 plus beta carotene, sea buckthorn is also very good for healing damaging effects of the sun, dry skin, eczema, psoriasis.

At Suntree Frozen yogurt Homemade soup Fresh-baked muffins

Krisda - All Natural, zero calories Root Beer and Cola. Oatly - An unsweetened oat drink enriched with calcium and vitamins Xyla - Xylitol, bulk, sweetened jams, BBQ sauces, ketchups Daiya Pepperjack cheese: Dairy, lactose, soy, casein free Bubbies: Vinegar free relish Alba Sunscreen: Comes in 3 varieties -Lavendar, Sport, Kids Pamelas: Gluten-free cookies SoHot sauces: Featured in ‘O’ magazine. All natural , no preservatives, is fat free and sodium free Organic spices: Coriander, Cumin, chili, ginger, chai spice, turmeric and a lot more. 70% Cocoa Nibs: Now available in bulk. Add to your favourite recipe. Tastes great on our Mediterranean yogurt. Stash Iced green tea bags: Comes in lemon ginger, mint and pomegranate raspberry flavours. No brewing required, just add to a water bottle. Tortillas: Already a top sellerMultigrain and organic blue corn with flax.

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ACROSS 3.What honey is also known as black honey? 5. Eating _____ comb can help your allergies. 6. Sea ________ oil is good for your skin. DOWN 1. Frozen yogurt is high in calcium and good for your bones and_______. 2.What seed is an outstanding food source? 3.What insect makes a sweet food? 4.Coconut _______ is a good summer drink. Fill this and bring it in for a free surprise Our frozen yogurt contains 3 times the required daily intake of prebiotics, probiotics and live culture bacteria. Above all it is low fat!

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