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Fantastic Foods – April

With so many delicious Manitoba products to choose from, it can be tough to pick a new one to try. So every month, we are featuring a few of our current favourites and how we like to enjoy them – bon appétit!

Piccola Cucina – Lemonetti Macaroons: These delightful little cookies are just the right size for a delicious treat. They come in several varieties, but the lemon lavender just seems so perfect for spring with its light citrus flavour! Made with all natural ingredients, all Piccola Cucina goodies are gluten free. Serve them up at a dinner party for a real crowd-pleaser with some Black Pearl Decaf Espresso.

John Boy Farms – Apple Cider: No preservatives or sugar added, just 100% juice and 1000% delicious! Quench your thirst with this crisp sweet cider, add it to root vegetable soups or warm it up for a special treat. Custom apple pressing? Ya, they do that too. Instead of baking yet another apple crisp, you can bring your bumper crop of apples to John Boy Farms in the fall to have them custom pressed into your very own cider!

Perfect Pierogies – Potato & Cheddar Pierogies: The name really says it all. These mouth watering “Home-Style” bundles of joy will keep you coming back for more, and more…and more! Fresh Manitoba-grown potatoes are cooked  with garlic and sautéed onions – nothing  dried or powdered. The addition of sour cream to their dough creates a  soft tender pocket to house the creamy dreamy filling. Boiled, sautéed, pan-fried, or deep-fried, you can’t go wrong with this family favourite.

Delicious Kicks – Green Kick Hot Salsa: If you’ve been looking for an authentic Mexican salsa, the search is over. The folks at Delicious Kicks managed to make a flavourful salsa without sacrificing the heat in their home-style recipe. It is, of course, fantastic with tortilla chips, but it’s pureed texture makes it a perfect way to add a kick to tacos or huevos rancheros! Not big on heat? It mixes well, so try adding it to sour cream for a toned-down, simple pasta sauce. The Winnipeg company also makes mild versions of both their green and red (roasted garlic and tomato) salsas.