Saturday, June 25, 2016

Our Smithville Store is One!

Our Smithville store is one year old! Come celebrate with us and get the summer season started off with a bang!

There will be Specials in store all week, bring in this coupon to get
15% off your entire purchase!
(Does not apply to already discounted items)


This is a Smithville ONLY coupon. Watch this space in the next few days for our 
Independence Day Coupon!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Father's Day

Wanted to wish all the dads a Happy Father's Day!

And a coupon, because it's only right.


Friday, June 10, 2016

Sesame Prosecco Salad

I've been wondering what I should do with our new wine vinegars. Their zesty flavors are perfect for salads, but pictures of my plain green salads and vinegar don't make blog posts(even if I do eat them often).

A sale on shrimp moved this salad to the fore! All the measurements are for 2 side salads so scale up however you need. The dressing makes a little over 1/2 cup, so it should last you a bit longer!

Sesame Prosecco Salad

8-12 medium shrimp, cooked
4 cups favorite greens
1 large carrot, cut into matchsticks
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 lime, sliced into wedges *optional*
1 tbsp Sesame Oil with Garlic and Ginger
1 tsp light soy sauce
sesame seeds for garnish

In a saute pan, warm the sesame oil over medium heat. Add the shrimp and toss to coat. After 1-2 minutes, they should be almost warmed through. Raise the temperature to high and sprinkle with the soy sauce. Let caramelize for 30 seconds to 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and toss with sesame seeds.

Assemble the salad with a good toss and drizzle with dressing.


Prosecco Lime Dressing

1/4 cup Prosecco Vinegar
1/4 cup Persian Lime Olive Oil
3 tbsp Honey

Place all ingredients in a sealed jar and shake.


Friday, May 27, 2016

Happy Memorial Day!




I'd love to give you a more interesting recipe to go along with this , but the next thing I have queued up is soup and I don't think it goes as well!



This super easy recipe can be made with whatever bread you have on hand, and can be either grilled or baked. Have fun with it!


Basic Garlic Bread

1 loaf bread, split lengthwise
1/4 cup Garlic Olive Oil
2 tbsp Italian Blend Spices

Pour the olive oil into a shallow dish and use the cut side of the bread to mop it up. Coat evenly.

Sprinkle the spices over the bread and sandwich together. Wrap with foil and toast in the oven or grill until just browning. 
(5-10 mins)

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Chocolate Balsamic Pork Loin Customer Request

Poodle Lover wrote:
Hi, I need recipes for the chocolate balsamic pork loin in the slow cooker.whatever else I could cook.....Please, and Thank you.


Well, Hi there back! I love a slow cooker. It always makes things so easy. If you have the time! No pictures for this one yet, sorry!

Chocolate Balsamic Pork Loin

2 lb pork tenderloin
1/4 cup Chocolate Balsamic
1/4 cup vegetable broth
1/4 cup red wine *
1 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped
1 tbsp brown sugar
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
pinch ground sage
salt and pepper

Whisk the sauce ingredients together and pour over the pork loin. Turn your slow cooker on low and cook for 6-8 hours. *If you don't want to use wine, use 1/2 cup broth instead.

This can also be made with chicken or beef just as easily! I also like to add a couple handfuls of chopped carrots and shallots as well if I have them on hand.




For other Chocolate Balsamic recipes, the easiest thing to do is go for fresh fruit, berries specifically. A bit of that, some fresh cream and it's good to go!

Also a drizzle on simple roasted veggies is really yummy. With Chocolate, I tend to prefer hardier veggies, like brussels sprouts and asparagus. But it's really good with green beans and onions too!

Monday, April 18, 2016

News

There is news! We have some new products I wanted to tell you about.

You asked for them so we got them: Wine Vinegars!

We have a Prosecco Vinegar, a Sherry Vinegar and a Red Wine Balsamic. Very tart, but oh so good. 



Also, EVENTS are happening!

Here in New Hope, it's time for SHADFEST

In Smithville, it's the Renaissance Faire

Both are happening the last weekend in April, which is this coming up soon. April is over much too quickly, when did that happen? Links to the festivities are above. We look forward to seeing you there!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Bacon Wilted Spinach Salad

Happy April Fools! This recipe is no joke, it's just good.

This is something I've been dying to do with the Bacon Olive Oil since we got it in. And now that we have the new and improved formula, I really had to give it a shot.

Bacon Wilted Spinach Salad
makes 2 salads

8oz spinach, rinsed and torn
2 + 1 tbsp Bacon Olive Oil
1/2c diced cooked chicken
1/8c currants or raisins
1/4c mushrooms
1 tsp stone ground mustard
salt and pepper
optional:
1/4c walnuts
crumbled bacon

Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a large pan. Stir in the mushrooms and a pinch of salt. Cook a few minutes or until softened a bit and reducing. 5-6 minutes. Add the chicken and the mustard, stir to coat and cook until heated through, 1-2 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.

Over medium high heat, dump all the spinach into the pan. Drizzle the 2 tbsp olive oil evenly over the top. Toss constantly until it has just begun to wilt. Remove from heat.

Serve topped with the chicken mushroom mixture, currants and a bit of black pepper.