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Walnut oil?

piccola Dec 31, 2010 02:49 AM

I've got a recipe that calls for walnut oil as a main flavouring ingredient. I've seen those half-litre bottles at Loblaws and other grocery stores, I'm hoping to find a smaller bottle -- partly because it's expensive, but also because I've heard that stuff goes rancid really fast and I'm not sure how often I'll be using it.

Any ideas on where I could find any? Bonus if they sell small bottles of other fancy oils/vinegars/etc -- I'm always curious to try them but reluctant to drop $15 on something I might only use once.

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  1. Manybears RE: piccola Dec 31, 2010 04:35 AM

    The Spice Trader/Olive Pit on Queen W has lots of fancy oils and vinegars, though I can't remember if I saw walnut or not. It could be worth a phone call.

    1. foodyDudey RE: piccola Dec 31, 2010 05:25 AM

      If you can't find a small container of walnut oil and still end up buying it, keep it refrigerated. You can find "La Tourangelle" brand oils at Fresh From The Farm and some other locations. If you lived near me and knew how to contact me, I'd give you some.

      Fresh From The Farm
      350 Donlands Ave, Toronto, ON M4J, CA

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        piccola RE: foodyDudey Dec 31, 2010 02:20 PM

        Aw, you're so nice. :) I'll look for that brand.

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          foodyDudey RE: piccola Jan 30, 2011 09:57 PM

          Did you get the walnut oil? The BIg Carrot has 500 ml cans of La Tourangelle walnut oil for $11.49

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            piccola RE: foodyDudey Jan 31, 2011 05:07 PM

            I did, at Winners. Same brand, about $10.

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        brianl999 RE: piccola Dec 31, 2010 06:47 AM

        I've purchased walnut oil from Highland Farms, about $8 for a bottle (not sure about size, roughly 1/2 the size of the stuff you can buy in the metal cans).

        Highland Farms
        850 Ellesmere Rd, Toronto, ON M1P, CA

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          piccola RE: brianl999 Dec 31, 2010 02:20 PM

          I can deal with that. Highland Farms it is!

          Highland Farms
          850 Ellesmere Rd, Toronto, ON M1P, CA

        2. sugarcube RE: piccola Dec 31, 2010 10:11 PM

          I've seen walnut oil in the size your looking for in the food and cookware section of Winners (they carry the fancy brands that major supermarkets have).


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            piccola RE: sugarcube Jan 1, 2011 08:57 AM

            Nice! I'll try them first.

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            lamaranthe RE: piccola Jan 1, 2011 10:12 AM

            Lady York, Dufferin, south of Lawrence. If you want to get ripped off, you go to Pusateris. Watch out: this oil goes rancid very fast.

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              MiriamOttawa RE: piccola Jan 2, 2011 12:02 AM

              La Tourangelle has toasted Walnut oil, hazelnut oil,pistachio oil and many others.
              I also know there is a brand Roland Foods that is cheaper,but all I know is that company told me they sell to foodservice in Canada.
              -spoke to someone at their head office a few months ago.

              Not sure where you get La Tourangelle as the store I used to get it at stopped carrying it (it was a shoppers drug mart in Ottawa of all places!)

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                Mmmpie RE: piccola Jan 29, 2011 12:17 PM

                I have seen Walnut oil sold in the bulk store at the bottom of the St.Lawrence market (the one in the basement near the west staircase, closest to Front St.) They have a great selection of different types of oils and different brands.

                1. sunshine842 RE: piccola Jan 30, 2011 10:00 PM

                  You might find you use a lot more than you think. Once you try that lovely taste (buy the stuff pressed from *toasted* walnuts - it's outstanding) you'll be drizzling it over everything.

                  Steamed veggies, a lowly sauteed chicken breast (after cooking, please, heat breaks it down dismayingly quickly) -- and walnut oil on salads is fab.u.lous.

                  Keep it in the fridge...it won't cloud like olive oil...and enjoy.

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                    foodyDudey RE: sunshine842 Jan 30, 2011 10:16 PM

                    True. I mainly use it on salads, it goes well with a belgian endive and radicchio salad.

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                    myriam5555 RE: piccola Feb 6, 2011 01:47 PM

                    Fiesta Farms carries La Tourangelle walnut oil.

                    Fiesta Farms
                    200 Christie St, Toronto, ON M6G, CA

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