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Jan 1, 2010 03:56 PM

ISO: Juniper Berries for Curing

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


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

    1. 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

        Highland farms has them.

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

        1. re: grandgourmand

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

      2. I bought mine at Bruno's on Avenue Road.

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

        1. 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

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