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ISO: Juniper Berries for Curing

Kooper Jan 1, 2010 03:56 PM

Does anyone know where I can find juniper berries in East York or downtown for curing a pancetta or bresaola.


  1. k
    Kooper Jan 3, 2010 06:32 PM

    Thanks for the advice. Does anyone know if I can freeze them? Most of the recipes I have call for 6 berries or a tablespoon of berries. I highly doubt that the stores sell them in such small quantities.

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    1. re: Kooper
      grandgourmand Jan 4, 2010 03:58 AM

      Whole spices store several months in a tightly sealed container. It's the ground stuff that goes fast.

    2. z
      zoohort2 Jan 3, 2010 02:58 PM

      I bought mine at Bruno's on Avenue Road.

      Bruno's Fine Foods
      2055 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON M5M, CA

      1. y
        ylsf Jan 2, 2010 05:08 PM

        Herbie's Herbs also carries it (though, you might want to call to double check stock):


        They have a product list so you can see what spices/herbs they carry. Also a price list but there is no quantity beside the Juniper Berries. I imagine most specialty spice stores would carry it too (i.e. I think there is a spot or two in Kensington Market).

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        1. re: ylsf
          grandgourmand Jan 2, 2010 07:41 PM

          Highland farms has them.

          There's a spice place in Kensington too. Sorry, don't know the name.

          1. re: grandgourmand
            plasticanimal Jan 3, 2010 04:25 PM

            House Of Spice on Augusta. That's where I got mine.

            1. re: plasticanimal
              grandgourmand Jan 4, 2010 03:57 AM

              That's the one....thanks.

        2. Otonabee Jan 2, 2010 03:46 PM

          The Spice Trader (on Queen West) carries them, they are doing a 25% off sale on online sales right now though.

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