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I was so stoked to organize a canning workshop with Montreal’s preserves queen Camilla Wynne, and I’m happy to report that the night was a mega success! (I’ve been eating her nectarine-sapote jam smeared on thick pieces of toast every morning for breakfast). We  can’t wait to get her back into the Dep’s kitchen for Round 2: Pickles. Stay tuned!

Lots more photos here. And here!



Like many other people I know, I have sworn to give (mostly) give homemade gifts for the holidays this year.

At the Dep, we are currently featuring lots of wonderful DIY things — jams by Camilla of Preservation Society (I bought a jar of the strawberry jam and it is outrageously good, like eat with a spoon out of the jar good), oignons confit by Anthony of …An Endless Banquet (man, so excited to see what they cook up for their annual holiday party!), lovely hand-painted cards by March Hutchinson, and pickles (including pickled milkweed! and bacon corn!) by Sunny Stone of Comptoire… and my granola and shortbread! So excited to be lumped in with all of these talented folks.

Right now we have two kinds of granola: ‘naughty’ granola (pumpkin seeds, dark chocolate, dried blueberries, cardamom, orange zest) and ‘dejeuner’ granola (almonds, dried raisins, cinnamon, flax seeds, sesame, applesauce, and maple syrup). We also have two kinds of shortbread: espresso with cacao nibs, and toasted coconut. I love them both! So for an affordable present idea in a pinch, please come by the Dep! [More photos and information at the Depanneur Le Pick Up blog]