We bake, and you make your way into his or her
Valentine's Day has many colourful origins, and
as many stories. For some it expressed
anticipation of the coming spring. An old English
belief held that birds chose their mates on
February 14th. At least two saints were named
Valentine. Roman Emperor Claudius II, (200 A.D.)
forbade soldiers to marry, but a priest named
Valentine secretly married young couples against
the orders of the emperor. What is certain is that
St. Valentine’s Day was officially declared in 496
A.D. and has been celebrated ever since.
This year, celebrate Valentine’s Day with random
acts of kindness. Cook for a friend, wash
someone’s dishes, reach out to somebody you don’t
like, or, of course, buy Tall Grass treats such
Red River Hearts
A heart shaped cookie filled with a delectable
glaze made from our own local raspberry and wild
cranberry blend. A visual and sensory
And stop by our bakery counters in Wolseley or at
The Forks for a delightful variety of treats to
mark this heart-felt annual celebration.
Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company, Grass Roots
Prairie Kitchen and Baba’s Tall Grass Pantry
believe that really good food is possible when
we work with our Mother the Earth in a spirit of
gratitude and with loving responsiveness to her
needs and ours. Farmers, millers, bakers, cooks
and those who sell and buy – each offer a unique
gift to the creation of seasonal and traditional
food as it is born and begins to sing its own
Owners Tabitha Langel, Loic Perrot,
Paul Langel, Lyle and Kathy Barkman
Ciao! names Grass
Roots - Good Food Retailer of the Year
Check out the August/September edition of Ciao!
magazine, Winnipeg's premier
publication for all things related to food,
fashion and home.
On page 12, you'll see it! The announcement that
Ciao! magazine has chosen Grass Roots
Prairie Kitchen, sister to Tall Grass
Prairie Bread Company, as the 2015 Good Food
Mantioba, Retailer of the Year.
In the article announcing the award, Ciao! notes,
"Grass Root's Prairie Kitchen's bake-at-home
meals and party-saving appetizers keep
customers' freezers well stocked, while packed
shelves of preserves (pickles, veggies, salsas,
jams) make browsing the selection feel like the
no-holds-barred raid on grandma's pantry.
Perhaps most impressive are the bottles of
organic Manitoba sunflower oil which is
cold-pressed on-site, eliminating the
environmental and financial toll of hauling by
"From flour freshly ground from Manitoba wheat
to mason jars of local fruits, the lost arts of
preserving and baking from scratch are practiced
here. 'We've always believed in the goodness of
simple food,' says Tabitha Langel."
The Steppe Sandwich
Yes, there are no nitrates! The new Baba's Tall
Grass Pantry Steppe Sandwich, named after the
grasslands of Eastern Europe, with a nod to the
Canadian prairies, is nitrate-free! When
we set about selecting a local sausage-maker, we
insisted upon a recipe without the nitrates many
of us are so concerned about. A delicious
combination of local pork and beef combined with
many flavourful spices forms the centrepiece of
this delicious lunch option. Nestled on a fresh
bun from Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company, you may
want to add caramelized onions, house-made
sauerkraut and ketchup, as well as mustard and a
Delicious on its own, you can choose to make it a
Steppe Meal, complete with potato wedges or
buckwheat, and then choose from a salad, colselaw,
or a 6 oz. bowl of steaming hot borscht.
Check out Baba’s
Pantry new chalkboard menu
Have you been by Baba's Tall Grass Pantry at
The Forks Market lately? We've got a brand
new chalkboard menu with some exciting new items.
Every Manitoban is familiar with perogies,
but have you ever tried Manitoba Meatballs or
a Steppe Sandwich?
Our Manitoba Meatballs are created using
grass-fed beef and pork from local farms. Your
plate features five delicious meatballs in gravy,
and like the sandwich, accompanied by potato
wedges or buckwheat and your choice of salad,
coleslaw or a 6 oz. bowl of borscht.
The Steppe Sandwich is a local and
nitrate-free sausage sensation in a Tall Grass
We also have a variety of new side items
availablle to round out your meal, or even enjoy
on their own as a snack.
your mouth still water at the mere thought of
perogies and cabbage rolls? That desire can also
still be satisfied at Baba’s Pantry. We
feature these plates in both vegetarian and meat
In addition to the hot meals, at Baba’s Tall
Grass Pantry at The Forks Market pre-cooked
and frozen perogies, as well as cabbage
rolls are available. At the Tall Grass Prairie
Bread Company in Wolseley - pre-cooked or frozen
perogies are ready to take home and prepare for
Baba’s Pantry may be reached by telephone at 204-947-5097.
Serving Ukrainian and Eastern European food
from a prairie perspective, the inspiration for
Baba’s Tall Grass Pantry comes from Tall
Grass Prairie Bread Company - with its
continuous passion and commitment to fresh,
natural, local and organic ingredients.