COOK

Pretty, prac­ti­cal pieces for chefs and hosts

Where Ottawa - - HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE -

1. FON­DUE TIME LE CREUSET

Le Creuset’s clas­sic cast iron cook­ware is a great way to en­joy choco­late or cheese fon­due. Their blue­ber­ry­coloured set comes with an enam­elled in­te­rior, six colour-coded forks, and a sturdy stand to hold the cen­tre­piece over its burner. $250. 517 Sus­sex Dr., lecreuset.ca

2. MAPLE LIQUOR LCBO

Sor­tilège Pres­tige is one very Cana­dian drink. Mix ex­tr­a­clear Québec maple syrup with rye whiskey aged for seven years in oak bar­rels, bot­tle it, and drink it cold. You’ll want to start singing $50.95. O Canada! var­i­ous lo­ca­tions, lcbo.com

3. WHISKEY STONES THE MOD­ERN SHOP

Made with soap­stone and mar­ble, these hand-fin­ished whiskey rocks are hand­some ways to keep your drink cold but undi­luted. Just pop the four dif­fer­ent geo­met­ric shapes into your freezer un­til cock­tail hour. $55. 541 Sus­sex Dr., the­mod­ern­shop.com

4. CRAFT BEER DO­MIN­ION CITY BREW­ING CO.

For a unique take on Bel­gian farm­house ale, try this spicy and sweet con­coc­tion of Earl Grey tea and or­ange zest with a tart fin­ish. It’s one of the best beers from Do­min­ion City,, a lo­cal craft brew­ery. $3.32, 5.5%, 473 mL can. 15-5510 Can­otek Rd., do­min­ioncity.ca

5. GREAT SOAP PUR­PLE URCHIN

Black­berry Rip­ple is one of many soap bars Pur­ple

Urchin makes with heaps of olive oil, de­light­ful fra­grance, and spe­cial in­gre­di­ents. This candy-coloured bar has an ice cream scent and is filled with co­conut oil and poppy seeds to hy­drate and ex­fo­li­ate. $6.99. Pur­ple Urchin, 755 Bank St., pur­pleurchin­soap.com

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