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For a business to span generations is rare today, but the spirit of growing is deeply rooted in the Sgambelluri family. It all began in the late 70’s when the Sgambelluri’s packed their things and moved from Port Credit to Beamsville settling on a 4-acre peach farm.  For the matriarch of the family (Angie), it was a homecoming as she was raised in Beamsville. To date the family had been operating a chain of retail
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December 14, 2019

Christmas Shortbread Cookies and Icing

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Who doesn’t love shortbread? Add a little icing to the top and not only are they festive but downright delicious! Here’s my favourite recipe for these crowd pleasing treats! Ingredients Shortbread 1 cup butter softened 1/2 cup icing / powdered sugar 1/2 cup corn starch pinch salt 2 cups flour Royal Icing 3 ounces pasteurized egg whites 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 4 cups confectioners’ sugar Food Colouring as desired Shortbread instructions Beat butter until creamy
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November 27, 2019

5 Care Tips for a Fresh Cut Tree!

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Make a fresh cut. Before you bring the tree into your home and place it in a stand, re-cut the trunk at least one inch from the bottom just before putting it in the stand. This re-opens the tree stem which will have dried from the previous cut. Choose a spot away from heat sources. Heat sources like heat registers, space heaters, fireplaces, wood stove, televisions, computer monitors, etc. speed up moisture loss and are
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November 11, 2019

A Gardener’s Winter Months

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With the snow we’ve been experiencing garden beds are now certainly firmly settled into winter. Though our primary season might be over there’s still lots to do outside and inside. Any tools should now be cleaned and oiled to prevent rust If rabbits and mice are a problem wrap your trees and shrubs with chicken wire – make sure to take it as high as expected snowfall Water evergreens, shrubs and newly planted trees, once
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I think more than Pumpkin Spice the true herald of fall is the re-emergence of squash soups. The most coveted of course being the time honoured butternut squash soup. It’s a personal favourite and you sprinkle a little goat cheese on top and man oh man, it’s heaven. Here’s my recipe for a creamy treat that could replace turkey any day. Ingredients 1 medium butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes 1 tablespoon olive
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