The new kid on the block

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Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Zwygart Real Estate

Please join me in welcoming Monroe's newest Downtown business!

Kookaburra's joined the line up on the north side of Monroe's Downtown Square last month. Located between Town and Country Styles and Merle Norman, Kookaburra's features culinary goods from stoneware to spices, from Le Creuset to Bob's Red Mill.

There is something for every level of cooking ability and a wide variety of giftable sets, so do not just walk on by.  Pull the wooden spoon door handle and walk in.

You will be greeted by Laura Winters, a cheery woman in a retro apron. She may be packing up spices on the large center island or cooking up something tasty on the stove in the middle of the store. She will encourage you to try some of the samples distributed around the store. Take her suggestion! The Hot Pepper Jelly is fantastic, and she suggested using it as a dip for egg rolls, which would be perfect, but is not something I ever would have thought of. 

Walk around a browse her selection of culinary tools and treats. She carries Le Creuset pots, stoneware and silicone goods. The demi-teapots are adorable, and like all Le Creuset, our grandchildren will probably be using them long after we are gone. There is also a large selection of Stonewall Kitchen mixes, jams, stoneware and utensils. The toaster tongs have been a huge hit in our family.

As you walk toward the back of the store, you will find a collection of dried spices and other culinary basics. There are bags of spices and a handy collection of tinned spices. All are high quality, aromatic spices. It was great to be able to pick up a packet of cayenne pepper, paprika and bay leaves without having to run all the way to the grocery store.

Laura mentioned plans to add other high end tidbits like vanilla beans and espresso powder, neither of which can be found anywhere in Monroe, forcing serious cooks to shop out of town until now. There is a large collection of Bob's Red Mill stone milled flours and gluten-free mixes as well as children's cooking items such as aprons and cookie kits. Fido will appreciate the handcrafted gourmet dog treats. Just be sure to warn the kids that the cute little hamburgers and faux royal icing topped cookies are for the dog or they will surely want to dig in.

Kookaburra's is open daily, and on Wednesdays, they are open until 7 pm. Stop in today or tomorrow (November 15 and 16) for their Open House celebration. Laura will surely be cooking up something on the store's stove, and it is guaranteed to be tasty.

Pick up an entry form for Kookaburra's Cookie Contest while you are there. The contest will be on December 6, but entry forms are due by November 29. There is a $2 entry fee, and the winner will receive a Kookabura's gift card.

On second thought, don't pick up that entry form.  I am entering and I want that gift card!

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Brenda Carus
Towne Square Realty
Certified EcoBroker, Re/Max Green Agent
Monroe Area Real Estate

Looking for a place to live a real life? Know your neighbors, eat local, abandon your commute, be part of a community - come to Green County. Whatever your preference is, we have it all from surprisingly urban to truly rural and everything in between.

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Gena Riede
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Brenda, great job giving Kookaburras a bit of advertising. Always good to support your local businesses.  Hope she is a raving success!

Nov 16, 2008 10:18 PM #1
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Brenda, Looks like Monroe is bucking the trend of businesses closing. Looks like a culinary adventure...

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Sorry I missed the open house.  I promise to stop in the next time I'm in the area. I completely agree with Sacto up there.  It is great to support your local businesses.

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