Get your cottage pantry summer-ready with shelf-stable products

Tips, tricks and easy recipe ideas featuring milk, wine and other cottage necessities in Tetra Pak cartons

TORONTO, May 17 /CNW/ - Preparing a cottage pantry for the summer is a fine art made fun and easy with a good supply of shelf-stable products. Milk, broth, juice - and, of course, wine - are among cottage necessities that preserve well and do not require constant re-filling. Stocking their pantry with the right mix of food essentials in Tetra Pak cartons and combining them with local produce, Canadian cottage-goers can do what they intend to do at their second home - relax!

"As a leader in aseptic packaging for over 50 years, Tetra Pak understands the importance of keeping food fresh and safe, while also making it convenient and easily available in a variety of situations, in and outside of our homes," says Tevfik Djamgouz, Marketing Director, Tetra Pak Canada. "Cottage-goers can rest assured their drinks and meals are stocked in the pantry, just waiting to be served in Tetra Pak cartons."

Below are some tips and recipe ideas from Tetra Pak that will help cottage-goers fully enjoy their cottage experience:

    
    -   Avoid broken glass on patios, decks and beaches with wine
        conveniently packaged in Tetra Pak cartons;
    -   Combat limited refrigeration space with shelf stable milk. Save
        valuable space and stock pantries with a summer supply of milk in
        Tetra Pak cartons, simply chill before use;
    -   Once opened, broth can be stored for up to two weeks in refrigerated
        form;
    -   Purchase ice trays and fill them with left over milk, juice or broth
        before leaving the cottage at the end of the weekend; and
    -   Combine shelf-stable products with the fresh produce available in
        cottage country; make sure you get the best of both worlds!
    

Advantages of products packaged in Tetra Pak cartons include:

    
    -   Preserving food at the point of packaging and keeping it free of
        harmful bacteria without refrigeration or preservatives for up to 12
        months;
    -   The lightweight cartons are easy to transport and store due to their
        shape and weight;
    -   A good environmental choice: Tetra Pak cartons are recyclable and
        made mainly from paper, a renewable resource.
    

SUMMER-READY COTTAGE PANTRY RECIPES FROM TETRA PAK:

    
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    Breakfast
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    Blueberry Pancakes

    Soy beverages in Tetra Pak cartons are a great alternative to buttermilk
    and it is full of vitamins and minerals. This is a quick breakfast you
    can feel good about feeding your family.

    Ingredients:
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    1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 1/4 cups vanilla soy beverage in Tetra Pak cartons
    1 egg
    3 tablespoons butter, melted
    1 cup blueberries
    2 tablespoons vegetable oil

    Directions:
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    Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl. Whisk soy milk, egg
    and melted butter together. Make a well in the centre of the dry
    ingredients and pour milk mixture in. Fold ingredients together. Fold in
    blueberries. Heat a skillet and add oil. Scoop approximately 1/4 cup of
    batter onto the skillet. Brown on both sides and serve hot with Canadian
    Maple Syrup.
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    Snack
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    Smoothie

    For an easy afternoon snack, whip up this delicious soy smoothie, using
    Tetra Pak packaged soy beverage. Use your favourite local berries for a
    treat the whole family will love!

    Ingredients:
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    2 cups (500mL) Tetra Pak packaged soy beverage
    8 ice cubes
    2 cup fresh berries
    2 bananas
    4 tablespoons (30mL) honey

    Directions:
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    Blend all ingredients together and pour into large serving glass.
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    Dinner
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    Roasted Tomato Soup

    Broth packaged in Tetra Pak cartons is convenient for soups, stews and
    stir-fries. Serve this hearty soup with some local country bread and your
    favourite wine - packaged in Tetra Pak cartons for lightweight recyclable
    convenience, of course!

    Ingredients:
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    4 medium tomatoes, halved
    2 red peppers, halved and seeded
    1 small onion, large dice
    4 cloves garlic, peeled
    3 tablespoons olive oil
    2 sprigs thyme
    1 cup Tetra Pak packaged vegetable broth

    Directions:
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    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Toss tomatoes, peppers, onion and garlic on
    a roasting tray with oil, salt, pepper and thyme. Roast for approximately
    40 minutes or until vegetables are brown. Let cool slightly and peel skin
    off of peppers. Puree roasted vegetables in blender in batches with stock
    and add to pot (for smoother texture use a ricer). Bring to the boil.
    Reduce heat and simmer before serving.
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About Tetra Pak Canada

Tetra Pak Canada Inc. is a subsidiary of the Tetra Pak Group, the world's leading food processing and packaging solutions company. At Tetra Pak, we create smart food processing and carton packaging solutions that help make the world better. Our motto, "PROTECTS WHAT'S GOOD,"(TM) reflects our commitment to sustainable business practices and innovations that make food safe and available, everywhere. Our technologies result in safer and healthier food and beverage products with minimal impact on the environment. Protecting what's good also means doing what's right-for our business, our employees, our customers and our communities. The Canadian head office is in Richmond Hill, Ontario. More information about Tetra Pak Canada Inc. is available at www.tetrapak.ca.

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