It’s Mr. Kincade!

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It’s Mr. Kincade!

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Large, tall stainless steel kettles gently bubble on the gas stoves at Kincades Fine Foods on Queen Street in Almonte, where the little shop is filled with wonderful aromas of jellies, preserves, salsas, vinegars and dessert sauces.
The attractive blue and white store is the perfect setting to show off the many condiments and colourful gift baskets now ready for Christmas. Inside you’ll find Peter’s ice cream parlour offering what’s billed as “the world’s finest banana split” topped with Kincades own chocolate truffle sauce, as well the butterscotch with Jamaican rum sauce.
Larry Kincade launched this operation a few years ago when customers from his previous catering business asked how they could buy his condiments to serve at home. Now, with partners Peter Fedirchuk and Nancy Wheeler, Larry’s wife, this growing enterprise produces products sold in stores as far away as Niagara Falls, Toronto, Montreal and 30 shops in Ottawa.
Some of the more popular items include red wine salsa (which contains up to 23 ingredients), horseradish jelly, smoked jalapeno (chipotle) jelly, cranberry pear chutney with tawny port, blueberry preserves with ice wine and, of course, the superb Dutch chocolate fudge truffle sauce. “I came from a big family and I was always cooking with my mother, so it’s natural for me to be in the kitchen creating these preserves,” Mr. Kincade says. “I make items with no preservatives or additives. I use only fresh ingredients with natural apple liquid pectin made by Bernardin.”
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
05 Dec 2001, Wed  •  Page 62

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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