We have enjoyed hearing about your experiences over the past decades with our store. Please keep sharing them with us.
As we celebrate our 100th year, we will continue with the story of Pasquale Brothers in our newsletters. My great-grandparents, Edward and Donna Pasquale, had 5 children with 3 of them surviving into adulthood. The children helped out at their parents store. My grandmother, Georgina Madott, recalls her father bringing home count sheets and doling them out to his children so they could calculate the store's inventory. Pictured here are Edward and his children, in the 1930's.
Digging through the archives, we found a price list from 1938. The location at this time was 111 King Street East. (Next to the Toronto Sculpture Garden, just east of Church Street.) While we still stock many of the items on the list: beans, peas, rice, lentils and anchovies, we are not able to match the pricing.
We have been spending our Sunday mornings skating at our neighbourhood skate path with family. The cousins love getting time together. Meanwhile the adults plan out our apres-skate meals. One of our favourite meals has been raclette.
Boiled baby potatoes
Raclette is shockingly easy and fast to make if you have a raclette grill and have prepped in advance. Melt slices of raclette on the grill then pour the melted cheese over the individual plates. It only takes a few minutes.
Some of the kids found the taste of the raclette cheese to be too strong, so we also melted some Canadian cheddar in the individual trays. Happy eating!