A Lesson From My Dad June 19 2015

It is Father’s Day this weekend and that got me thinking about the ways my Dad has influenced me.

One thing I definitely learned from my dad is how to love food! My dad loves food and at his house nothing gets wasted.  I remember taking a picture on a family vacation of him throwing away some leftovers. I guess they weren’t going to get eaten and there was no way to bring them home. My dad not only likes to eat good food but he also likes to cook. I love cooking with my dad because he is very creative in the kitchen, like I am.  He’ll use a recipe as a guide and then likes to experiment with the ingredients.  He often says things like “I’ve been thinking about making a sauce for our duck using rhubarb but I want to make it spicy.” or "What do you think about adding cheese to these potatoes?" We did make that rhubarb sauce for our duck and added some fresh jalapeños to make it spicy. It was delicious!

When I am looking for new products for the marketplace I often think about how my dad would use something.  It guides me to products that are easy for people to enjoy. All of our products are great straight out of the jar, bottle or box but a lot of them are even better as part of a recipe.  I’ll keep experimenting with the collection and pass along my winning recipes to all of you.

Thank you Dad for passing along your love of food and for your inspiration to experiment in  the kitchen!

To all of the wonderful Dad’s out there, Happy Father’s Day! Enjoy this day all about you.

Happy Friday,