Visit our Showroom This Sunday October 21 2016
Is it summer or fall? The weather this week has me thinking of June or July but not October. As it turns out the weather will be more seasonal for our Fall Open House this Sunday. I’ve been busy all week getting the showroom ready. I hope you’ll be able to join the fun as we open our doors, welcome the fall and the busy holiday season ahead.
Here is a preview of all the excitement we have in store...
Due Cellucci Tomato Sauce Sampling: From 1:30-3pm, Stefanie, the creator of Due Cellucci Tomato Sauces, will be on site with her delicious sauces warmed up and ready to taste.
EssieSpice TamarindOh! Tequila Sunrise Punch: We are always looking for new ways to use our products and this recipe from EssieSpice is perfect. We’ll have a kid-friendly version as well.
Special Markdowns: We have a few specials cooked up for Sunday including Rococo Chocolates Bee Bars for just $1 each and Tiny But Mighty Popcorn at half-price!
Raffle Give Away: Enter to win a Big Apple Gift Set featuring all or our local artisans.
I hope to see you on Sunday. Here are the details one more time!
Julie’s Beet Open House
Sunday October 23rd, 11a – 5p
210 West 80th Street
New York, NY 10024
Cook Outside the Box January 29 2016
As a cook I am always looking for new ways to use different ingredients. This could mean roasting cauliflower in the oven or boiling it on the stove and mashing to mimic mashed potatoes or putting it in the food processor to make cauliflower rice. I often feel the same way when it comes to the products in our marketplace. Does Jam only belong on toast? Do you only put salt on your savory dishes? Here are some ideas for using our products thinking ‘outside of the box’.
This delicious pickled okra with smoked paprika is a delicious treat straight out of the jar. Don’t waste that brining liquid when you are finished with the pickles. Save it to brine your next brisket and give it a smokey, tangy flavor.
Sure this sauce is great for making sticky sweet chicken wings(perfect for your super bowl party!) or a quick pad thai. Did you know Tamarind is also a wonderful addition to dessert? Warm the sauce and pour over vanilla ice cream like a caramel or chocolate sauce. We guarantee you will not be disappointed.
We all know ghost peppers are one of the hottest peppers in the world. Try taming this jam by addition some to a tart and tangy margarita. It will definitely add some heat but will also make a memorable drink without all of the burn.
I love a granola and yogurt parfait just as much as you do. A very creative way to use Lucy’s Granola is to add it to your oatmeal cookies to replace the oatmeal. You’ll add a lot of crunch and a whole lot of flavor.
I’d love to hear any other suggestions you have for cooking ‘outside of the box’!
Summer Sunrise August 14 2015
It may be the middle of August but there are still 3 more official weeks of summer remaining.
We are really excited to welcome Essie Bartels and EssieSpice to our marketplace. Essie makes the most amazing sauces taking flavors from her birthplace, Ghana. Each sauce has a unique profile and I know you are going to enjoy them all. Try Coco-for-Garlic on your roast chicken or use Mango-Chili-Medley to spice up your beef. Use TamarindOH! when you are looking to add a little sweetness - maybe to your lamb chops? Since I am still enjoying the summer weather, I want to share this recipe with you for a tequila sunrise from essiespice.com.
Enjoy the end of the summer sunshine and hopefully you will see a beautiful sunrise or sunset.
EssieSpice TamarindOH! Tequila Sunrise
Makes 2 Servings
2 shots Tequila
1 shot Triple Sec
2 Tablespoons EssieSpice Coco-for-Garlic Sauce
½ cup pineapple juice
¼ cup orange juice
1 tablespoon EssieSpice TamarindOH! Sauce
2 cherries for garnish (optional)
Ice as needed
-Put all ingredients together and shake to combine
-Pour into 2 glasses and top with a cherry each