While no hip dinner party is complete these days without a few bowls of pickles and preserves to stimulate the palette, there's more to brining and dining than cornichons and onions.
Consider Montreal-born chef Corinna Mozo's lineup of unique housemade preserves, which she ships out of her Toronto restaurant, Delux. There are jars of sweet pickled raisins (perfect on a charcuterie plate), pickled jalapenos (great with eggs at brunch) and classic candied walnuts (ideal for cocktail hour). Delux delivers across the country, but quantities are limited, so sweet and sour fans should place their orders pronto.
Pickled raisins or jalapenos, $5 a jar, candied walnuts, $9.50 a jar through www.deluxrestaurant.ca.