Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Recipe Request: Marianne

     Marianne July 19, 2016 at 7:09 PM
     Hi, I need recipes for walnut cranberry balsamic vinegar 

     and also for honey ginger balsamic vinegar

I'm listing some of the recipes I already have up on the site using those balsamics, or, which will be good with those balsamics. If you need something more specific, please email me at ! Hope this helps!

Walnut Balsamic

Black Walnut Green Beans

Beverly's Beet Salad

Black Walnut Pot Roast

Red Apple Waldorf Salad - I originally used the Red Apple Balsamic, but with walnuts in it, Walnut Balsamic should be a perfect compliment!

Cranberry Balsamic

Cranberry Chickpea Salad

Apple Cranberry Crumble

Cherry Mint Pork Chops (should be very nice with Cranberry instead!)

Cranberry Mayo

Asparagus with Cranberries and Lemongrass

Honey Ginger Balsamic
Honey Ginger Chicken

Honey Ginger Sweet Potatoes

Warm Shrimp Salad - I used the Zesty Lemon Balsamic originally, but using the Honey Ginger would be more Summery.

My best recipe for this balsamic isn't one I've put up! I call it Drunken Melons. Lots of fresh Honeydew Melon, lime zest, Honey Ginger Balsamic and rum combined to taste. Let it soak and chill for best results.

Any Balsamic

Balsamic Chicken Fake-Out - My favourite easy recipe, good for any balsamic.

Penne with Balsamic Butter Sauce - This should work nicely with almost anything. Just change up the add-ins to fit whatever balsamic you use!

Friday, July 15, 2016

New Hope's 5th Birthday!

This weekend our New Hope store is celebrating our 5th birthday! YAY for us! What does this mean for you? 

First, THERE WILL BE CAKE! Meyer Lemon Lavender to be precise. The recipe is below, and I've made it gluten-free, vegan, and nut-free so that everyone should be able to have some!

Second, There are going to be IN-STORE specials! There will be special deals and sales going on all weekend, so please stop by!

Sorry internet users, you have to be here for the sales. The next internet coupon should come out in a couple weeks. 

To make the allergen-free version I made for the store, use Gluten-Free flour in place of the all-purpose flour. I like a garbanzo/fava bean flour. And substitute a vegan tofu or soy based yogurt or sour cream. I like this better with the sour cream. It feels fluffier.

A version of the cake made for a friend's anniversary.
 For this, I made a simple confectioner's sugar frosting. 2 cups confectioners sugar whisked with about 3 tbsp of liquid. Milk and water are traditional, but I used lemonade to keep the theme.