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Susan Parker
The Upper Crust

Renfrew, ON

613 433-7048 (home)
Product Types: Quebec-style Tourtiere, Rustic Salmon Pie, Turkey Pot Pie; freshly made, packaged and frozen. Maple-based products such as Maple Butter Tarts, Maple

About Us
After retiring from nursing, I began baking for my senior parents. My mother no longer felt like baking and the commercial products they bought were tasteless and tough. After the light, flaky pastry that Mom had made, that stuff was sad and disappointing, and oh so salty. What they wanted were small meat, turkey and salmon pies, that they could pop in the oven and cook. So I made them mini pies, just big enough for the two of them. I worked out recipes that were familiar to them, nutritional, moist and tasty. I made the food beautiful to inspire them to eat. Mom and Dad have both passed on. When I'm cooking I work to make food that would please them, always. My mother loved a good curry, and she dared to try new and different meals for our family. So I strive to continue that wonderful legacy she left me. She made the best pastry I have ever eaten. After a great deal of practice I am getting closer to the fine pastries she made.

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Ingredients
Top-notch ingredients make food great. Butter, eggs, cream, maple syrup, honey, fresh fruit, lean meat are what I cook with.

Practices (our standards for raising or making our products)
Careful, safe food handling is core to how I work with food. My nursing background, combined with the Safe Food Handling Course, rapid refrigeration or freezing, and lots of hot, soapy water for cleanup, keep my food safe to eat. My kitchen is an approved health-inspected premise. The 'frozen' pies are beautifully decorated, before being packaged to keep them fresh in the freezer. Ingredients and cooking directions are clearly presented on each box, where the pie can be easily seen through the box window.

Additional Information
The Maple Syrup I cook with is produced locally on a spanking new, lead-free stainless, wood-fired evaporator. As OMSPA members, (Ontario Maple Syrup Producers Association) the Maple Syrup is made to the newest and highest standards for brixs, hot pack, labeling etc.. Lots of extra care is taken to make sure the taste and consistency is the best.

Highlights this Month
Quebec-style Tourtiere, Rustic Salmon Pies, Turkey Pot Pie, Maple Shortbread, Maple Apple Pie, Maple Syrup Whirl Pie, Maple Syrup Pie, Maple Pecan Pie, Maple Baklava, Buckwheat Pancake Mix. New additions include Vegetable and Meat Samosas, Onion Bhajis and a lovely Curried Sweet Potato, Apple, Cheddar Galette.

Baked Goods and Desserts: Breakfast Cereal

Order ID Product Name [About Producer] Type Price
Login to order #5811 Chewy Maple Granola Bars Chewy Maple Granola Bars
0 available. Order number of packages. Chewy, delicious, not too sweet snack. This would make great emergency food to keep in the car in winter, or taken along on sports outings. Ingredients; rolled oats, rice crispies, walnuts, apricots, dates, coconut, cranberries, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, maple syrup, butter, brown sugar, honey, vanilla. A package of 454 gr (1 lb) contains 4-5 large bars.

$9.00/454 gm
Login to order #4907 Maple Almond Granola Maple Almond Granola
4 available. Order number of bags. Freshly made granola. A breakfast or snack that sustains. Lovely with yogourt and fresh fruit. Contains: Oatmeal, almonds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, coconut, cranberries, dates, Blair's Maple Syrup, local honey,vegetable oil, brown sugar, sesame seeds, vanilla. It is possible to vary ingredients with a minimum order.

$8.00/454 gm bag

Baked Goods and Desserts: Cookies

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Login to order #4611 Lemon Shortbread Lemon Shortbread
1 available. Order number of packages. Old-fashioned shortbread with the wonderful freshness of lemon zest and juice. Presented in traditional wedges. Ingredients: Wheat flour, butter, icing sugar, fresh lemon juice and zest, salt. approx. 1 pound, 454 gm.

$9.00/package

Baked Goods and Desserts: Pies

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Login to order #4666 Apple Pie Apple Pie
3 available. Order number of pies. Apple Pie made with fresh local apples, nestled in a flaky butter-lard pastry. Decorative pastry appliques make this pretty enough to present as a gift. Quick frozen unbaked, sealed airtight in a freezer bag, then boxed. Cooking directions appear on the box. Ingredients: Filling; apples, sugar, flour, cornstarch, cinnamon. Pastry; flour, butter, lard, baking powder,salt. Garnish; egg wash, turbino sugar, maple sugar.

$15.00/pie
Login to order #5391 Fruit Medley Pie Fruit Medley Pie
1 available. Order number of pies. A lovely mixture of fruits, brought together in a flaky pastry. Apples, peaches, mangoes, blueberries, raspberries, and cranberries,(as available), sugar, tapioca and cornstarch. Pastry contains flour, butter, lard, baking powder and salt. Garnish of egg wash, turbino and maple sugar. Cooking directions are on the box.

$16.00/pie
Login to order #4578 Maple Pecan Pie Maple Pecan Pie
3 available. Order number of pies. Our own Blair's Maple Syrup is just the right addition to this classic dessert. Seated in a light, flaky pastry and presented with Maple leaf-pastry appliques adorning each pie, this is a favorite. Placed in a windowed box. Standard pie size. Filling contains Maple Syrup, pecans, eggs, brown sugar, butter, salt. Pastry contains wheat flour, butter, lard, buttermilk, salt, baking powder.

$16.00/pie
Login to order #4595 Maple Syrup Pie Maple Syrup Pie
3 available. Order number of pies. An authentic Maple Syrup Pie, Eastern Townships style. This region of Quebec is famous for its Maple Syrup Pies, and this Quebecoise makes them. Delicate pastry leaf decoration around the perimeter presents beautifully. Filling contains local Blair's Maple syrup, eggs, brown sugar, butter, vanilla. Pastry contains wheat flour, butter, lard, buttermilk, salt, baking powder.

$15.00/pie
Login to order #4667 Rhubarb-Strawberry Pie Rhubarb-Strawberry Pie
1 available. Order number of pies. Fresh local rhubarb and strawberries in a flaky butter-lard pastry. Presented with a lovely appliqued crust. Ready-to-cook, sold frozen in a sealed freezer bag; cooking instructions are on the box. Ingredients: Filling; rhubarb, strawberries, sugar, tapioca. Pastry; flour, butter, lard, buttermilk, baking powder, salt, egg, cinnamon.

$15.00/pie

Condiments, Sauces, Spices: Seasoning Sauce

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Login to order #5502 Curried Mango Grill and Dipping Sauce Curried Mango Grill and Dipping Sauce
0 available. Order number of jars. A flavorful condiment to accompany samosas and onion badji. Compliments grilled meats, such as pork chops, ribs, chicken and burgers. Is good and thick to hold on during cooking. Ingredients: Mangoes, sugar, pineapple, fruit juice, Blair's maple syrup, brown sugar, onion, tomato paste, curry paste, spices, molasses, ginger root, garlic, lemon juice, salt.

$11.00/500ml

Mixes: Other Mixes

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Login to order #4575 Buckwheat Pancake Mix  -Large batch- serves 8 generously Buckwheat Pancake Mix -Large batch- serves 8 generously
3 available. Order number of bags. A lovely, nutty-tasting pancake mix, made with Buckwheat flour only. Light and fluffy, the pancakes are best with your favorite fruits blended in. With Buckwheat's unique taste, texture and nutritional value, this makes for a satisfying meal that outclasses most pancakes out there. Contains stone ground buckwheat flour, baking powder, cinnamon, sugar, baking soda, salt. *May contain traces of wheat*

$7.75/bag
Login to order #4571 Buckwheat Pancake Mix -small batch, serves 2 generously Buckwheat Pancake Mix -small batch, serves 2 generously
2 available. Order number of bag s. A lovely, nutty-tasting pancake mix. Light and fluffy, the pancakes are best with your favorite fruits blended in. With buckwheat's unique taste, texture and nutritional value, this makes for a satisfying meal that outclasses most pancakes out there. Contains stone ground buckwheat flour, baking powder, cinnamon, sugar, baking soda, salt.

$4.00/bag

Prepared Foods (Refrigerated/Frozen): Entrees

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Login to order #4569  Turkey Pot Pie Turkey Pot Pie
1 available. Order number of pies. Chunks of tender turkey, potato, carrot, celery, and onion in a rich, creamy sauce,- all nestled in a flaky butter/lard pastry. Presented with an applied leaf decoration, this pie is lovely enough for any special occasion. Freshly prepared then frozen uncooked, each approx. 1 kg pie is packaged in an airtight freezer bag and boxed. The ingredients and cooking instructions appear on the box. With a salad or condiments this is a complete and wholesome meal. Filling contains turkey, local potatoes, local carrots, celery, onion (both seasonally local), turkey gravy, bacon, milk, cream, flour, tarragon, paprika, salt, pepper. Pastry contains wheat flour, butter, lard, buttermilk, salt, baking powder, egg.

$22.00/pie
Login to order #4610 Butternut, Caramelized Onion & Cheddar Galette Butternut, Caramelized Onion & Cheddar Galette
2 available. Order number of galettes. Butternut squash from our garden, caramelized onion and cheddar cheese are united in a tender butter crust. This performs well as a lovely side dish to a roast or meat pie, or can act as a vegetarian main course. To be cooked from frozen. Approx. weight 1 3/4 lb. Ingredients: Filling; garden butternut squash, aged and fresh cheddar, onion, butter, olive oil, fresh garlic, fresh ground pepper and sea salt. Pastry; wheat flour, butter, lard, buttermilk, salt, baking powder.

$14.00/galette
Login to order #5517 Curried Sweet Potato, Apple, Onion, Cheddar Galette Curried Sweet Potato, Apple, Onion, Cheddar Galette
2 available. Order number of galettes. Sweet potato, apple, sweet onion, old cheddar, peas and garlic, curry paste, lemon juice. All together in a light, crispy butter-lard pastry, with flour, butter, lard, buttermilk, baking powder, salt. Flavorful. Moderate curry heat.

$15.00/galette
Login to order #4608 Mini Bacon, Onion, Mushroom Pies Mini Bacon, Onion, Mushroom Pies
1 available. Order number of boxes. Light pastry packets of bacon, caramelized onion, mushroom, cheese and herbs. Lovely served hot or cold as a starter with a salad or dipping sauce. Presented cooked, frozen in a box of 5, weighing approx. 1/4 lb each. Total weight of approx. 1 1/4 lb or 567 gm. Ingredients: Filling; onion, mushrooms, bacon, cheese (Gruyere or Swiss), peas, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, sea salt, fresh ground pepper, fresh herbs. Pastry; wheat flour, butter, lard, buttermilk, salt, baking powder.

$19.00/box
Login to order #4609 Quebec-Style Mini Tourtieres Quebec-Style Mini Tourtieres
0 available. Order number of boxes. Tasty single-serving Quebec-Style Tourtieres. Moist and flavorful, beef and pork filling with just the right herbs and spice in a light, flaky crust. Presented 5 in a box, cooked and frozen. Each approx 1/4 lb, making an approx 1 1/4 lb, 567 gm box. Ingredients: Filling; beef, pork, local potatoes, celery, onion seasonally, Porto, celery leaves, fresh parsley, garlic, fresh ground pepper, sea salt, savory, thyme, nutmeg, cloves. Pastry; wheat flour, butter, lard, buttermilk, turmeric, celery salt, sea salt, baking powder, egg.

$20.50/box
Login to order #4567 Rustic Salmon Pie -minis Rustic Salmon Pie -minis
2 available. Order number of packages. A tasty moist salmon, potato, cheese, onion, garlic, nestled in a golden, flaky crust. There are 5 single-serving pies in each box. (Jumbo muffin size.) These have been baked, then frozen in an airtight freezer bag. Ingredients and reheating instructions appear on the box. Filling contains salmon, local potatoes, local cheddar cheese, 35% cream, green onion, egg, lemon juice, garlic, paprika, salt, pepper. Pastry contains wheat flour, butter, lard, buttermilk, salt, baking powder, cream.

$20.00/package
Login to order #5484 Vegetable Samosas Vegetable Samosas
0 available. Order number of boxes. Flavorful and crispy, Indian-style vegetable samosas, made with potato, carrot, onion, peas, fresh garlic and ginger, herbs and spices. In a light butter-lard pastry flavored with cumin seeds. Deep fried in vegetable oil. Box of 8, weighing approx. 1 1/4 lbs. Packed in freezer bag and frozen. Lovely served with our Curried Mango Grill and Dipping Sauce.

$23.00/box