European Pantry

Eating Healthy

Eating Healthy

At The European Pantry we encourage people to eat intentionally.  That means: knowing about what you are putting on your fork.  Those with food allergies make it a practice to look at ingredient lists but it is a good habit for everyone. planning your meals.  Each week I purchase enough fruits and veggies for the […]

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Loose leaf Speaking…

Loose leaf Speaking…

One of the most exciting developments here at The European Pantry is our TEA BOX organic loose leaf teas.  We have been partnering with Organic Connections to build the best loose leaf tea collection in Niagara.  Our collection includes a choice of 20 black, green and herbal base teas. You can create your own personal blends […]

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Taste It

Taste It

Here at The Pantry you get to taste! Come in for Sample Saturdays…because you don’t want to find out you don’t like it when you get home!!!

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It Took a Little Boy….

It Took a Little Boy….

How the Dutch ended up with chocolate sprinkles on their bread Although the Americans have their chocolate “jimmies”, the French “dragees” and the Italians “confetti”, there is no other nationality besides the Dutch who generously sprinkle their sandwiches with “little mice”.  Before you begin to imagine cute miniature chocolate mice running over sandwiches, you should […]

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Go Hungary!!!!

Go Hungary!!!!

There’s a celebratory mood in  Welland’s Hungarian community after Hungary’s Eurocup victory! We can feel the excitement as people are calling and coming into The Pantry to get Hungarian flags, pins, keychains, etc. to proudly proclaim their heritage…after all not everyone has a nagymama like this lady who can embroider a Hungarian costume! Come in […]

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Blues Festival

Blues Festival

As in music, the blues in the cheese world are an acquired taste but they also promise complex enjoyment. We have assembled a play list of tastes. Check out our blues line up: Cambozola is the opening act, a gentle intro into blue culture. Technically this is a hybrid cheese, that combines the rich creaminess of […]

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Welland: A Special Place to Call Home

Welland: A Special Place to Call Home

If you ask Naomie Cesar how she ended up in Welland, she will tell you it was because she ran out of money. If you ask her why she stayed in Welland, she will tell you it was because of the people. After leaving Haiti Naomie lived in Miami for 7 years.  In 2008, she […]

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Soup, Soup, Soup!!!!

Soup, Soup, Soup!!!!

One word…soup but what a world of variety and comfort! Here at The Pantry “soup” has the status of an art form. I love creating special pots of soup and sharing the enjoyment with others. On Saturdays customers can often sample some of our delicious soup recipes. Although I do make soups totally from scratch, […]

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In The Quest For Tea…

In The Quest For Tea…

     Guest blog by Sheona Della-Fort If you are from England you will understand our love affair with tea. Though I have adapted somewhat to coffee drinking and Tim Hortons in Canada, I will always love a hot steaming cup of tea. When I opened the kitchen cupboards the other day and found out […]

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St Patrick’s Day

St Patrick’s Day

How are you celebrating St. Patrick’s Day? Here at the Pantry we served up samples of Kerrygold Irish Reserve Cheddar on Saturday to welcome in the good saint this week.  This 2 year old cheddar is made with milk from grass fed cows and you can taste the difference.  Is it a coincidence that this […]

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Memories of Hungary

Memories of Hungary

European Pantry in Welland brings back memories of historic Hungary  Guest Blog by Sheona Della-Fort The lure of breathtaking scenery, a chance to experience another culture and the warmth of the friendly Canucks were the reasons that drew me to leave England to study in Canada. Settling into Welland, located in the Niagara Peninsula was […]

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Comfort Food for Family Day

Comfort Food for Family Day

Food that brings the most comfort are those that evoke strong positive memories.  The foods we ate at our grandmother’s house regardless if we called her Gramma, Oma, Nana or Nagymama are like culinary hugs. February 15 will be Family Day in parts of Canada. It is a day to celebrate family. What better way […]

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SWEET PAPRIKA!!!!

SWEET PAPRIKA!!!!

Ask any Hungarian person, paprika is red gold. That is as long as it is the real stuff! This sweet paprika just arrived. ..it’s very real and super fresh! Available in larger quantities now for sausage recipes.

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Brush Cut!

Brush Cut!

It’s a new year. Time to embrace new things! Christmas starts early here at the Pantry as we work to help our customers get ready for the holidays. After September the months fly by. Doing dishes, brushing one’s teeth are among the tasks that are squeezed into spare moments. I went to the dental hygienist last […]

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