Blog

Cleaning and Storing Mushrooms

To wash or not to wash your mushrooms: everything you need to know.

Read More...

Crab-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

The portobello mushroom  is an excellent source of the B vitamins, riboflavin, niacin, and pantothenic acid and a good source of the dietary mineral phosphorus. Ingredients: 6 portobello mushrooms 1/2 pound jumbo lump crab meat 12 ounces baby spinach 2 large roasted red peppers, sliced 1 cup grated fontina cheese 4-5 cloves garlic, sliced thin 1/4…

Read More...

Peach White Balsamic Bellini

Stone fruit is just around the corner, and so  are the warmer months of summer. This is a supremely tasty beverage to enjoy with brunch or anytime actually. 1 cup of Peach White Balsamic Vinegar 1 pound peeled, sliced ripe peaches or 1 16-ounce bag frozen peaches, defrosted 1 bottle chilled Prosecco or other sparkling…

Read More...

Mediterranean Vegetable Bulgur Salad w/Lemony-Dill Sauce

Bulgur is a kind of dried cracked wheat.  As a staple of Indian, Turkish and Middle Eastern cuisines for centuries, bulgur wheat tends to be most well-known in the West as the main ingredient used in tabbouleh.  Its high nutritional value makes it a good substitute for rice or couscous. Ingredients 2 cups bulgar 1/2…

Read More...

Fraudulent Foods Seized

The issue of fraudulent foods sold for human consumption is not just an American problem but one that is share across the globe, requiring everyone to become more educated and vigilant of the food choices we make.  Read more about a joint effort by INTERPOL and Europol to seize fraudulent foods, carried out across 61 countries.

Read More...

Blueberry Lemon-Thyme Balsamic Sparkling Shrub

Fresh blueberries in June lend themselves to this delicious sparkling shrub. 2 cups lemon white balsamic 1 cup fresh blueberries crushed 2” sprig fresh thyme (optional) 8 cups chilled sparkling water Ingredients 2 cups of your choice of white balsamic 1 cup fruit, herb, berry, or vegetable of your choice 8 cups chilled seltzer water…

Read More...

Raspberry White Balsamic “Mojito”

Bring out this refreshing show stopper for brunch or anytime you want to “wow” your guests. Ingredients 1 small sprig mint 2″ long zest of of lime peel 4-6 fresh raspberries 1 fluid ounce Wild Cascadian Raspberry White Balsamic 2 fluid ounces rum 2 fluid ounces club soda Directions Muddle mint leaves, lime peel, raspberries,…

Read More...

Southern Hemisphere UP Samples are Ready

Here are dozens of gorgeous, Southern Hemisphere, UP (Ultra Premium) estate oils flown in a couple days after being crushed. They were tasted by a  highly trained taste panel, and are now headed off to the lab in Australia for chemical analysis.  Stay tuned for more info to follow!

Read More...

In The Southern Hemisphere for the Ultra Premium (UP) Harvest

Our provider of UP Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Veronica Foods, is busy visiting their award winning partner estates in the Southern Hemisphere. On location in Chile, sound, early green fruit are picked at a ripeness index specified by the UP quality standard and then trucked quickly to be milled within an astounding 90 minutes after being…

Read More...

Traditional Hummus

Did you know that “hummus” is Arabic for “chickpea”?  Thought to date back to ancient Egypt. Ingredients 2 – 15 oz. cans organic garbanzo beans, drained 2 cloves garlic 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 tablespoon Roasted Japanese Sesame Oil 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1/3 cup Certified UP Extra Virgin Olive Oil of your choice…

Read More...