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These Harvest Season Picks are the Apple of our Eye

Autumn is upon us, and with the turn of the leaves comes the resurgence of pumpkin spice, turkey and family gatherings. Looking ahead to fall festivities, we’ve rounded up a list of the best products to eat, drink and gift your way through the October long weekend and beyond!

All for one, one for (f)all!

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Win “friendsgiving” this year with an order from Kitchen Hub, Toronto’s most exciting new food hall. Curate an unforgettable feast including dishes from several of Toronto's best restaurants all in one customized, seasonally-inspired food order. Mix traditional autumn flavours like comforting mac and cheese or pumpkin pie cheesecake with Toronto favourites like Pad Thai from Pai and ribs from Carbon Bar. With appetizers, entrees and desserts, Kitchen Hub Food Hall is the perfect way to create a diverse “friendsgiving” meal that will satisfy everyone’s cravings.

Don’t save pumpkin for last

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Infuse your breakfast with the flavours of fall with light and fluffy Pumpkin Oat Pancakes. Made with Fleischmann’s baking powder and Mazola vegetable oil, these fall-favourite flapjacks prove that pumpkin belongs in more than just lattes and pie!

Sip, sip, hooray!

Wine may just be the perfect holiday beverage - approachable and food-friendly, with colours that match the autumnal palette. A sophisticated choice to serve at dinner, and a thoughtful gift for the host or hostess, Jackson Family Wines offer a range of elegant vintages that ensure you’ll find the perfect bottle every time. Here are some of our fall favourites:

ON - $21.95 | BC - $23.99 | QC - 19,05$ | AB - SRP $21.95 | MB - $20.49 Photo Credit: Kendall-Jackson

Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay is an award-winning California wine with a rich and buttery flavour. The versatility of this wine makes it an excellent gift for your host or hostess to give thanks!

ON - $34.95 | BC - $38.99 | QC - 31,00$ | AB - SRP $34.95 | MB - $38.99 Photo Credit: La Crema

La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir features aromas of boysenberry, cherry, and sweet tobacco, followed by flavours of raspberry, blackberry, and cherry. Pairing well with a turkey dinner, this wine is perfect for serving at your next harvest season feast.

Cookware that lives to see another (holi)day

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We love non-stick pots and pans for holiday meal prep because they make cleanup a breeze. What we don’t love? Non-stick coatings that peel, flake and chip before they see next year’s festivities. Ninja™ Foodi™ NeverStick™ cookware not only never sticks but also never chips or flakes. Did we mention it’s oven safe up to 500°F!? Perfect for your festive cooking needs, the 10-piece set is a winner in our (cook)books.

Don’t cry over spilt milk (or gravy)

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A mealtime spill doesn’t have to spoil the fun! The disruption may be inevitable, but the right supplies will make clean-up a breeze, getting you back to your celebration in no time. The Shark® Steam & Scrub All-in-One Scrubbing and Sanitizing Hard Floor Steam Mop sanitizes floors with dual rotating pads that work fast to clean up, ensuring you’ll be back at the table ASAP.

Summer may be over…

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But Summer Fresh is here all year round with a wide selection of party-perfect products sure to please any guest. From best-sellers like the Roasted Garlic Topped Hummus to limited-edition offerings like the Cranberry Bruschetta and Pecorino Dip, there really is something for everyone. With their versatile nature, you can use these products on their own, or add a unique flavour with a fun and festive recipe.

Festive without the fuss

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Don’t feel like cooking for a crowd this year? Let TOCA at The Ritz-Carlton cook for you with their ready-made five-course Thanksgiving Dinner bundles. Available on TOCK until October 5th for pickup on October 10th, these bundles are available with servings for up to four guests for $325 or for six to eight guests for $450.

Try an Italian feast

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Eataly, the authentic Italian marketplace, is also offering pre-orders for holiday meals for a variety of items including uncooked, locally sourced, humanely-raised turkeys, along with a variety of market favourites like fresh pasta, seafood, and salumi & formaggi platters. Looking for something pre-cooked? Eataly will offer a selection of ready-to-heat “Made in Eataly” dishes, as well as a dinner-for-four bundle with a variety of dishes ready to share. Pre-orders for pick up on October 8-10 must be placed by October 6 at 8 p.m.