July's FoodiePages chef box contains Manning Canning goodness

Chef Sebastien Houle from Restaurant sEb l’artisan culinaire in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec and FoodiePages.ca collaborate on a summer lunch or light dinner.

FoodiePages.ca, the online marketplace where you can buy Manning Canning products and have them delivered to your front door, continues its collaboration with top Canadian chefs and award winning cookbook authors. Its July Chef’s Box is curated by Chef Sebastien Houle from Restaurant sEb l’artisan culinaire (Mont-Tremblant, Quebec) and has everything you need to make a delicious summer meal – including Manning Canning Angry Pickled Garlic.  Recipes and these ingredients are delivered right to your door!

Gluten Free Pizza Crust Mix from Full of Beans (Bornholm ON) – Kim learned to make gluten free dishes to alleviate the health problems of one of her children.  Today, she`s turned this into an award-winning business.  Her whole romano bean flour is recognized by the Celiac Association as a substitute for wheat.

Pickled Ox-Eye Daisy Capers from Gourmet Sauvage (Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré QC) – Gérald trains and leads groups to recognize and forage wild edibles, making sure to never threaten the plant population.  The pickings are cooked slowly in small batches to retain their natural flavours.  Ox-eye daisy capers are mild and spicy, and can be used just like a regular caper – with smoked salmon, on a tomato salad, in sauces etc.

 Angry Pickled Garlic from Manning Canning (Toronto ON) – Christine makes each jar by hand, and takes special care in the selection of ingredients right through to the execution of her imaginative recipes.  This pickled garlic is great in a spaghetti sauce or on a charcuterie board.

Cointreau Liqueur Flavoured Honey from Heavenly Honey (Blackburn Hamlet ON) – Bill makes this from traditional Country Garden Honey flavoured with Cointreau, just one of his many popular liqueur-flavoured specialties.  Bill has been making honey with his bees for over 20 years, and never stops innovating!

Mini Motza Mozzarella Kit from Make Cheese (Calgary AB) – Ella interned as a cheesemaker, visiting and working on 25 farms.  She learned about nature, animals, people, and most of all, making cheese.  Now you can `make cheese` too!  You can make 8 batches of mozzarella with this kit!  Each batch takes about 30 minutes!

Chef Houle spent several years as head chef  on some of the world’s largest yachts, including Tatoosh, the 303 foot private yacht owned by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.  In 2005 he returned to Quebec and opened Restaurant sEb l’artisan culinaire.  His inventive cuisine is inspired by his many voyages throughout the world, while using the very best local products in the Laurentians and throughout Quebec.  Locals and celebrities alike come here to appreciate extraordinary cuisine in a congenial atmosphere.

CHEF’S BOX subscriptions are available online at FoodiePages.ca. The Chef’s Box is $55 per month (either as a single month or a recurring order billed monthly), $150 for a 3-month subscription or $270 for a 6-month subscription.  Each CHEF’S BOX is curated by a top Canadian Chef and contains their favourite foods and recipes, delivered to your door monthly. 



Manning Canning's Foodie Pages storefront is live!

One of the big questions that I have been grappling with over the past few months as a small food producer has been how to increase exposure to my product in a manageable way.

Let me tell you that I am pretty darn excited to be sharing the news that Manning Canning now has a storefront on Foodie Pages.

If you don’t know about Foodie Pages, well I am here to tell you that you are missing out. Seriously! It is an online farmer’s market where you can buy direct from some of Canada’s best food producers. And now, people anywhere in Canada can pick up some tasty Manning Canning products and have them arrive on their doorstep.

Now as someone who spends their week day working in online marketing and social media I was drawn to Foodie Pages not only because they provide me with the ability to process orders online but they are also providing some pretty great value to their online shoppers. I loved the innovation of the Chef’s Box Subscription where different Canadian chefs curate products from the different producers and bundle them up in a box that you as a shopper can subscribe to…check out this month’s chef box curated by Trish Magwood.

 It took me a little while to pull this page together and there is one special person that I need to give a huge shout out to because without his wonderful help, there would be underexposed (or overexposed) photos of the products that would inspire no one to shop. Since starting Manning Canning, the universe has kindly been putting some pretty wonderful and amazing people in my path for me to meet. These people have done things to help me build my business that I am not sure I will ever be able to find ways to thank them. But I will try. Over and over again ;).

Peter Visima is perhaps one of the nicest people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. He is kind hearted and gentle in spirit, genuine and I am so happy that our paths crossed. He took the photos of my product for my store front and they (in my opinion) look good enough to eat. So thank you Peter. This storefront owes a lot to you and the wonderful photos you so kindly took for me.

 Now everyone…place an order ;)