Mrs. McGarrigle's News
At Mrs McGarrigle's there's always something new happening! Visit the store & ask one of the staff about our new products, demo's, cooking classes, Friday Night Take-out Dinners or check out Janet's Blog. You could also sign-up for our e-newsletter below.
May 18 - Pasta Tavola
June 1 - Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegars
June 15 - Italian Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar
June 22 - Just Wing'It sauces
June 29 - Perth Pepper Pestle
July 13 - Michael Dolce jams
Ontario Producers Team Up to Make a New Cheese
May 17, 2012
Merrickville, Ontario – Mrs. McGarrigle’s is pleased to introduce Hot Whiskey Cheddar. Empire cheese has added Mrs. McGarrigle’s Hot Whiskey mustard, made with Ontario’s Forty Creek Whisky, to its old cheddar to create a tangy, delicious new product.
Mrs. McGarrigle’s owner, Janet Campbell, says “It is wonderful to be able to show case a product that is a combination of three local producers!”
The new Hot Whiskey Cheddar is one of many local and international cheeses that are available at Mrs. McGarrigle’s cheese counter. We are also proud to feature Empire’s Medium Cheddar made with our Canadian Maple Mustard.
Alexis de Portneuf's La Sauvagine is a soft and mixed rind cheese which has a rustic taste of fresh butter and mushrooms; Calendos is a creamy camenbert with a bloomy rind.
Fritz Kaiser's (near Vermont border) Bleubry is a brie cheese with a layer of blue cheese running through it. Clos St-Ambroise is a St. Ambroise beer-ripened, semi-firm partly-skimmed milk cheese with a fruity and lactic flavor: Chevrochon is a 100% pasteurized goat milk cheese, soft-surface ripened: Douanier is a Semi-firm surface-ripened cheese with ash center line.
Fromagerie le Detour's Marquis de Temiscouta- a soft, creamy goat's milk cheese.
Fromagerie L'Ile-Aux-Grues's Riopelle is a thermalized cow milk, triple cream.
Fromagerie Lehmann's Kenogami which is a 2009 Cheese Grand Prix Champion. Made with thermized cow's milk, soft, washed rind cheese with an aroma of mild herbs and a cream, butter and nut flavour
Fromagerie Tournevent Chevre Noir is a raw-milk goat's cheddar, wrapped in black wax and has a lovely moist texture with a mild, earthy aroma and a soft goat flavor.
L'Abbaye de Saint-Benoît-du-Lac's Ermite is a raw-milk cow's milk blue cheese.
Le Fromage au village's Rouet is a raw-milk ewe's milk cheddar.
Petit Rubis du Village de Warwick is rich and creamy with hints of hazelnuts.
sEngland's 16-month aged Stilton and Wensdale with cranberries
France's Brie aux Truffles is a brie cheese with truffles which gives it an earthy rich flavor. Chateau de Bourgogne is a triple cream brie. Port Salut is a creamy, semi-soft cheese made from cow's milk from Brittany. Roquefort is a ewe's milk cheese that is creamy and soft. Saint André is a brie/camembert type cheese, with a soft buttery taste, but with a ton of creamy milkfat.
Holland's Beemster XO is a Gouda-style cheese made from pasteurized milk and aged a minimum of 26 months. As with other Dutch-style cheeses, age confers heightened aromas and bigger flavors.
Ireland's Dubliner is a an aged sweet and nutty tasting cheddar. Castel Blue is a smooth and creamy blue from County Tipperary.
Italy's Parmigiano Reggiano is a hard cow's milk cheese. Pecorino Romano which is a aged sheep's milk cheddar. Pecorino Tartufo with black truffles is a firm sheep's mild cheese from Umbria. Piave Vecchio which is a firm cow's milk cheese, similar to a Parmigiano (Parmesan) but creamier.
Scotland's Smoked Applewood is a smooth, close textured cheese with a unique and delicate smokey flavor. The gourmet cheese is hand-rolled in paprika. Scottish Whiskey Cheddar.
Spain's Manchego is a sheep’s milk and flavored with herbs found on La Mancha.
Friday Night Take home Dinners
Come by the store for a fresh dinner on Friday, after 3:00 PM, or Saturday or pick one up from the freezer any other day of the week. We will also have lunch size portions at $5.95 and dinner size at $9.95, excluding HST.
May 24 - Yogurt and Tamarind Marinated Grilled Chicken with Coconut Curried Cauliflower and Basmati Rice
May 31 - Seared Salmon with Roasted Wild Mushroom Sauce & Rice Pilaf
June 7 - Angel Manor Honey & Orange-Glazed Chicken with Roasted Sweet Potato Puree
June 14 - Baked Orecchiette Pasta with Tomatoes and Mozzarella
June 21 - Chilled Orzo, Chicken, Asparagus and Goat's Cheese Salad
*Prices do not include HST and are per serving.
Mrs. McGarrigle's Shares in the Holiday Spirit
December 10, 2011
Merrickville, Ontario – Mrs. McGarrigle’s started the Holiday shopping season with another successful Annual Fundraiser for two great causes – Ride the Rideau’s Team Merrickville and the Telford family of Merrickville. Over $5500.00 was raised and will be shared between the two very worthwhile causes!
Owner, Janet Campbell says, “Our Open House was a festive event and a great success! I’m always overwhelmed by the generosity of our community, and with the help of friends, neighbours, suppliers, staff and customers, we were able to raise $5500 in our live and silent auctions. A special thank you to Wayne Poapst for his work as auctioneer! The proceeds will be shared between the Telford family of Merrickville, to help their daughter in her journey to conquer cancer; and Team Merrickville 2012 in the Ride the Rideau 100k cycling fundraiser from Ottawa-Merrickville in September, which raises funds for cancer research and patient care at the Ottawa Hospital
The 13-year-old Merrickville resident, Sarah Telford, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia on April 3, 2010. She spent 52 weeks at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and received a bone marrow transplant from her older sister Emma. This past August, Sarah was diagnosed with a relapse and has, since undergone a stem cell transplant at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, a place she will call home for the next six months.
Mrs. McGarrigle's Cheese Counter
Janet is thrilled have added a wonderful selection of cheeses to her list of gourmet items! There is a special feature on artisan cheeses from Ontario & Quebec as well as the more popular international ones!
Not only is there a wonderful selection of cheese, there is locally-made Pâtés and delicious freshly-baked breads.
Mrs. McGarrigle's Adds Unique Umbra Boutique
April 19, 2011Merrickville, Ontario Mrs. McGarrigle’s Umbra section is a one of a kind display created by Merrickville’s own Rusty Nail Reclamation Design.
In keeping with supporting Canadian companies, Mrs. McGarrigle’s is proud to include Umbra’s innovative, modern, casual and affordable designs for the home in their retail store offerings.
Janet Campbell, owner of Mrs. McGarrigle’s says, “What better way to truly showcase Umbra’s designs than to hire local start-up designers/artists Laura Starkey and Jamie Carter of Rusty Nail Reclamation Design to transform and expand the retail space into an Umbra boutique. Laura and Jamie’s hand-painted mural, in the room, echoes the playful, modern, clean aesthetic that is Umbra’s signature!”
Over the past 31 years, Umbra has introduced products that have broken the mold and has created entirely new categories in the home wares market. Many products have won international awards while some have received the acclaim of international celebrities like Oprah Winfrey!
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