Grace & Company

Curating a Graceful life.

Holiday Giving: Salted Caramel feat. our favourite Weck Jars

Dorothy Vannan
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Photos:  @marisacuratolo

Last month, food stylist & culinary instructor Marisa Curatolo (@marisacuratolo) shared her skills at our Back to the Table event. For those of you who missed it, take a look at her recipe for Salted Caramel Sauce using some #Weckjars that she picked up in the shop. She's even included a free printable gift label, making this a wonderful handmade gift idea! See link below for more details.

December

Dorothy Vannan

Our favourite time of year!

The holidays are my most favourite time of year! Family, friends, parties, snow falling, sitting by the fire, decorating and baking traditional goodies for all to enjoy ⎼ these are just some of the things I look forward to all year. 

As we have been enjoying the winter so far, we have also been busy in the store getting ready for all your holiday needs. Our shelves are filled with beautiful giftware: from warm blankets from Europe, toys from France, and a giant pantry collection from Canada, Italy, and more. Our staff is ready to wrap your gifts with a smile!

Our favourite addition, however, has to be our Amaryllis bulbs encased in wax. No need to water! Just place in a warm sunny spot and watch the glorious buds open up!


We've got you covered this holiday season! 

No need to stress — our Concierge Gift Service makes personal and corporate gift-giving hassle-free yet unique at the same time.  Tired of the cellophane-wrapped fruit basket? So are we! We offer personalized gift wrapping, curating and delivery for any kind of gift you might need this holiday season.

Prefer to do it yourself? We also offer private shopping nights for groups (6+ guests minimum)! A great way to find a personalized gift and have fun at the same time. 

Both services available by phone or email request.

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To ensure you have maximum shopping opportunity, this year we are openingMondays 11-4 for your shopping convenience! 

Our commitment to you is to make your holidays easy and beautiful. From all of us at Grace & Co., we want to wish you a healthy, happy holiday season and a prosperous New Year. 

With care,

Dorota


Happenings in December: 

Holiday Hours Changes

Now open Mondays 11-4 
*This is in addition to our regular hours and will only last until Dec. 17, 2018.

Last day to shop: Saturday December 22, 2018, 10AM-6PM 

Closed for Holidays: December 23-January 3, 2019 

Re-opening January 3, 2019 with new hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11AM-5PM

In-store Events

Open house with Chestnut Lane Boutique: December 5, 2018 10AM-7PM


November

Dorothy Vannan
Photography:  Lynsey Corbett

Photography: Lynsey Corbett

Behind our Back to the Table Events:

How may of us remember Sunday night dinner? Someone in the kitchen fussing over a special meal; the aroma of home cooked food being lovingly prepared for the family to enjoy. Today our lives are so very busy, that in the endless pursuit of the next best thing, we forget the beauty of everyday life. 

The language and love of food transcends all cultures. In Polish culture (the one that is my own),  as well as many other cultures, food is always at the epicentre of our social lives.

This is why we decided at Grace & Co. to bring you 'back to the table' with a series of events in the store that aim to emphasize the joy of gathering together over a meal. We believe in the importance of surrounding ourselves with our loved ones as often as we can, to have those very important conversations, and to enjoy each other's company as we share food together around a table.

So, please join us in celebrating family and friends and all the joy that life brings through our connections to each other! 

Marisa Curatolo

Marisa Curatolo

We hope you will join us for our second instalment of our Back to the Table series: A Plate for Every Occasion with chef Marisa Curatolo taking place Tuesday, November 13 between 7 and 9 PM at the shop. Hope to see you there!

With care,
Dorota


We've got you covered this holiday season! 

No need to stress — our Concierge Gift Service makes personal and corporate gift-giving hassle-free yet unique at the same time.  Tired of the cellophane-wrapped fruit basket? So are we! We offer personalized gift wrapping, curating and delivery for any kind of gift you might need this holiday season.

Prefer to do it yourself? We also offer private shopping nights for groups! A great way to find a personalized gift and have fun at the same time. 

Both services available by phone or email request.

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Recipe: Vegetable + Hen Bake

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375F. Dice chicken into cubes. Season with salt and pepper and sauté over medium heat. Next, steam broccoli or asparagus until just slightly softened, but not tender. Place chicken and steamed vegetables into an oven-proof casserole dish. In a separate bowl, combine soup, mayo, curry power and lemon juice. Pour wet mixture over chicken and vegetable mixture. Sprinkle with shredded cheese. Bake for 30-35 mins. Serve with rice or egg noodles. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs chicken thighs and breasts

  • 1 bunch broccoli or asparagus

  • 1 can cream of chicken mushroom soup (undiluted)

  • 1/2 cup mayo or substitute

  • 2 tsp curry powder

  • 2 tsp lemon juice

  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

October

Dorothy Vannan
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Fall has officially arrived here in Winnipeg! We love this time of year since it gives us the excuse to change gears in our lifestyle, start to settle down and wrap up in a cozy blanket with a hot tea (from my favourite place/neighbour on Academy road Cornelia Bean!).

AND! We just received brand new Klippan Merino lamb's wool blankets, so make sure you drop by to see what we have!

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My recent trip to the west Coast of Canada resulted in some lovely new items for the shop! I am so very excited to have been able to meet a wonderful hostess and chef from Victoria, BC, and now have a limited number of signed cookbooks from her wonderful Fairholme Manor Bed and Breakfast for sale at the store!


Also, some things to keep in mind:

  • Holiday items will officially be available in the store October 30th!

  • Towards the end of the month, we will be planning a special event in the store with proceeds going to a Winnipeg charity. We will be sending out a link to purchase tickets through our newsletter soon, so stay tuned for details!

We hope you all are enjoying the beauty of fall, and are looking forward to a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! See my best-ever thanksgiving stuffing recipe below.

With care,
Dorota

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Thanksgiving Stuffing

Ingredients: 

- 1 lb sausage (chicken works great)
- 4 shallots, finely chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
- 2 small carrots, finely chopped
- 3 tbsp. fresh chopped sage
- 1/4 cup butter
- 2 cups sliced mixed mushrooms
- 1/2 dry white wine
- 1/2 cup mixed dried fruits such as prunes, raisins, cranberries or apricots
- 1/4 cup chopped nuts (chestnuts and pecans are the best to use)
- 8 cups cubed bread cubes
- 1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley
- 3/4 cup chicken stock
- salt + pepper, to taste.

Instructions:

1) Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Cook sausage (remove from casings) for 15 minutes. Remove from pan and drain fat. 

2) Sauté shallots, garlic, celery, carrots and sage. Add butter and stir until melted. 

3) Add mushrooms and white wine. Season with salt and pepper. When finished, remove and scrape into a large bowl. Add bread cubes, and drizzle chicken stock over stuffing. Toss. 

4) Next, pour everything into a buttered over-proof dish and cover with foil or lid. Bake for 45 mins, then uncover and bake for an additional 15 minutes, or until crisp. Enjoy!

It's our Birthday!

Dorothy Vannan

🎉 We’re 2! 🎉

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Thank you to our wonderful patrons and absolutely incomparable staff for making our first two years such a huge success! We couldn’t have done it without you!

With care,

Dorota