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.
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.
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
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.
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!)
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.
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.
Fiesta Farms carries La Tourangelle walnut oil.
200 Christie St, Toronto, ON M6G, CA