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Wednesday 30 May 2012

New Gourmet Products

West Wind is now Bancroft's exclusive dealer of  Napa Valley Olive Oil Mfg.  Balsamic Vinegar and Olive Oil.  Hands down, the best darn Balsamic vinegar ever.  Ever.  This balsamic makes even brussel sprouts edible!

Also new in stock is a selection of Gabbi's hot sauces.
We're offering three varieties: Chile de Arbol, Jalapeno, and Habanero. 

"Good Guests Bring Wine and Chutney."
West Wind is now carrying The Virginia Chutney Co. products including their Hot Peach Chutney, Spicey Plum Chutney and their Major Grey's Mango Chutney.  Pick some up today, they are the perfect hostess gift!


And one more new addition, we are offering Whole Spice Napa Valley dry rubs.  These rubs are to die for -- try them on meat, fish and veggies!  We've got a variety of flavours to choose from, pop in today to see them all!

 We are also stocked up on all of our most popular products from  Brickstone and Gourmet du Village.  We've got everything you need for summertime entertaining!

Teva Footwear now available


Finally you can buy Teva's in Bancroft!  
We are excited to announce that West Wind is now Bancroft's exclusive Teva dealer
Our first shipment just arrived and the response has been fantastic. Drop by today to see the full's a peek at a few styles......

Men's Mush Flip Flop
Available in Black
Women's Mush Flip Flops also available


Women's Mesh Mary-Jane
Available in Black

Women's Olowahuyacouba Nine Irons
(really, that's what they're called)
Available in Lavender

 Sling-back Mary Jane
Available in Black

Women's Mush Adapto Wedge
Available in Red or Turquoise

Tuesday 29 May 2012

Gifts for the Horse Lover

Wild About Horses?

That sweet gal to the left is Hjordis.  She's a beautiful, gentle Thoroughbred who was not cut out for the race world and is now living a leisurely life and doing great.

The pretty mare below is Danica.   She once lived her life as a test subject at a university, but now she spends her days munching on grass on a farm 
just outside of Bancroft.


We have all sorts of horse themed gift items for all of the horse nuts in your life.  Pop by the store to see our full selection.  

Here's a sampling of some of our top sellers......

   Books, we've got books about horses!

She Flies Without Wings by Mary D. Midkiff is always a popular choice. 

The Chicken Soup for the Horse Lover's soul series is a top seller, along with the Ultimate Horse Lover.    


Our magnetic Hatley notepads are always a popular item, perfect for hanging on the fridge to write messages on, make grocery list and leave reminders.  $5.50 a piece, you can stock up on several designs!

Advice from a horse tees--these high quality cotton tees are perfect for wearing around the stables.  Sizes x-small to x-large.  $22

For the future equestrians in your life, we have several horse themed onsies, footsies, rompers and 2 piece outfits.  Here are a few of them:

At West Wind we have a large selection of coffee and travel mugs with beautiful images of horses printed on them.  All of our mugs come with matching gift boxes to make gift giving easier than ever.

Well priced, beautifully framed artwork featuring horses can always be found in our shop.  Images and frames to suit any decor are available.

Thirstystone coasters, made in the USA, featuring stunning images are in stock and ready for gift giving.

Our 2013 Calendars will be here mid-June!  Call ahead to reserve your horses in the mist calendar before we sell out!

We can't forget our Hatley Tees, Pj Pants and Nightshirts - a top seller!  100 % cotton, these are the most comfortable PJs you will ever own.  Ever.  Come pick out a pair!

We have many other fabulous horse themed gifts in stock, from silk scarves to metal door knockers, we've got you covered.  Pop by today and find the perfect gift!

Monday 28 May 2012

Sam Toft

West Wind is now offering the artwork of Sam Toft.
Add some whimsy to your home!

Sunday 27 May 2012

Panini Presses are in stock!

Hooray! Our shipment of Gourmet du Village Panini Presses has arrived just in time for BBQ season!

These two-piece cast iron skillets come complete with a package of Gourmet du Village panini seasoning and recipe card.  Try one out on your stove top or BBQ today!

West Wind Recipe idea!

Tex-Mex Breakfast Panini

We like to try out all of our products so we brought one of our new Panini Presses home and gave it a whirl this morning and the results were scrumptious!   We whipped up a Tex-Mex Breakfast's how:

First I started by gathering up some farm fresh eggs from our free range hens.  There's nothing like breakfast made from fresh eggs!

This is Henrietta, one of our hens.   She's a happy, friendly girl and the way she runs make me giggle.  Thank you for breakfast Henrietta!

  Grab some fresh peppers from the fridge.  Even though these ones had been cut a couple days ago there were still nice and fresh thanks to our Pepper Keepers which are available at West Wind of course!  These pepper keepers really do work like a charm!
Dice the peppers up, and chop up a bit of green onion while you're at it.  I used 1/3 each of three different peppers, and one green onion.
Whisk together 4 eggs with a little splash of milk, using your handy dandy Chicken Whisk, also from West Wind.  Come on, I know it makes you smile every time you use it!
Toss the veggies in a frying pan with a wee bit of butter and saute gently for a few minutes stirring often with your awesome Egg Spatula from West Wind.
Add the eggs, sprinkle in some salt and pepper if you want, or don't, I didn't.  You could add in a couple dashes of hot sauce if you wanted some zing!  Cook for a few minutes until done, stirring often.
Mmmmm, scrambled eggs.  You could eat them right now, but where's the fun in that? We're just about to get to the real fun, the Panini Press!
While the eggs were cooking I was busy grating some cheese.  I used Monterey Jack and Cheddar, and I grated it using that awesome grater that is from West Wind and is my all time favourite grater ever.  Ever!
Cheese, cheese, cheese.  I love cheese.
Slice up 4 pieces of fresh bread, yes in a pinch store bought will do. Butter one side of each slice.
Place the bread butter side down onto the preheated panini griddle and top it with some (about half) of  the scrambled eggs.
Add a generous scoop of your favourite salsa.  Oh ya, it's looking tasty!
Next sprinkle it with lots of grated cheese, don't skimp on the cheese!  (If you're feeling really naughty you could have also sprinkled a layer of cheese on the bread before you added the eggs so that you had 2 layers of cheese.) 

Take a second piece of bread and place it on top of the sandwich, butter side UP.  Pretend I didn't forget to take a picture of that step.  Place the Panini press on top of the sandwich and do a little dance.  Cook that baby over medium-low heat for a few minutes, flip it over and cook the other side until it is brown and toasty and the cheese is all melted and you can't possibly wait one minute longer to sink your teeth into it.
Transfer it to a plate and repeat the process to make another sandwich because you are not going to want to share this one. 
Serve it up with a spoonful of salsa, and enjoy!  Quick and easy Tex-Mex Breakfast Panini!
Está buenisimo!