Health Holiday Recipes: Linzer Cookies



  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup cane sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup NUTS TO YOU Almond butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 jar (235-250ml) raspberry jam


Preheat oven to 325°F.

In a large bowl, cream butter. Add sugar and beat until blended. Add egg yolks gradually and beat until combined. Mix in almond butter and vanilla extract, and beat again until well blended.

In a separate bowl, mix baking powder and flour. Add to the butter mixture and mix until dough begins to clump together. 

Roll dough into tablespoon-sized balls and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. With the end of a wooden spoon, poke a hole in the centre of each ball and fill with jam using a small spoon.

Bake cookies for 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cookie cool on a metal rack.

Yields approximately 36 cookies. Almond butter can be replaced with any Nuts to You nut or seed butter.


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We’re Hiring – Part-time Store Clerk

Job Summary:

We’re looking for an energetic, detail-oriented and customer-service oriented person to join our growing team at Dandelion Foods. As Part-Time Store Clerk, your responsibilities would be to ensure the highest level of service possible to all Dandelion Foods customers while assisting in inventory management across all departments.

We’re looking to fill 20-30 hours/week including daytime, early evenings and weekends. If interested, please send a resume to

Main responsibilities

  • Stock shelves and displays
  • Cash coverage
  • Rotate older stock and review for short-dated items
  • Label items accurately with price tags or signs
  • Keep backstock areas in order; assist buyer determine out-of-stocks
  • Check deliveries to verify piece count and any damaged items
  • Help with special orders

Mandatory Qualifications:

  • Excellent time management and communication skills
  • Able to multi-task and remain flexible to the changing needs of the business
  • Attention to detail
  • Regular, predictable attendance

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Familiarity with MS Office and POS systems
  • Previous customer service experience
  • Team player

Physical Demands of Position:

  • Ability to lift/push/pull/carry up to 30 pounds frequently; 30-50+ pounds occasionally
  • Manual dexterity with ability to use hands, wrists, and fingers for extended periods of time
  • Ability to stand, walk, kneel, crouch for extended periods of time
  • Regular exposure to working in refrigerated and frozen environments

Work Environment:

Fast- paced retail floor environment. Ability to work well with others while performing many tasks with emphasis on upholding department and product standards while ensuring a high level of friendly and community-oriented customer service.

New Products: Bite Me Treats

New products! Looking for a quick, healthy snack on the go?

Bite Me Treats, of Ottawa, has taken wholesome, good-for-you ingredients to make delicious ready-to-eat treats – try Chocolate Peanut Butter, Coco Bites & Fudge Brownie.

Or, try their mixes if you have a bit more time to prep. Just add coconut oil and water, roll into balls and enjoy!
Welcome to our store @bite_me_treats ! See them this Saturday at our Customer Appreciation day!


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Customer Appreciation Day is Oct. 27!

Without you, there would be no us!!  Join us on Saturday, October 27 as we celebrate you, our customers, with prizes, discounts and samples.


  • 10% off all purchases from 10a.m – 4p.m.
  • Samples from
    • Skin Essence – Premium organic skin care, derived from nature’s extracts, essential oils, and minerals
    • Lorna Vanderhaeghe – Lorna Vanderhaeghe’s focus has always been on your health. Her line of women’s supplements are designed to empower women to take control of their health.
    • Progressive – their holistic approach and address the nutritional requirements of your entire body.
    • Carb Smart Express – serving fresh delicious and nutritious low carb, keto and paleo foods, locally made in Ottawa.
    • Innotech Nutrition – a Canadian distributor of high quality natural health products that are: as natural as possible; free of herbal stimulants, fillers, sugar, fructose, aspartame or sucralose; and based on balanced nutrition. Try their popular Wholy Tea, COLFLEX and Ionic vitamins.
    • more to come!

We’re Expanding

We’re growing Dandelion Foods to bring you more of what you’ve asked for: more local & unique products – plus a few surprises – with the same great service!

Over the next few months, we’ll be kicking up some dust as we expand into the retail space next door. We appreciate your patience with us during this time. Stay tuned for updates, sneak peeks and details of our Grand Re-opening!

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