Earth Day 2014

Newspaper Ad: April 1-28, 2014

APRIL 14 NEWSPAPER AD-1Springtime savings at your Community-Owned Food Co-op!

Sale prices good April 1-28, 2014 unless noted.

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Locally Made Dry Soda on Sale!

drysoda1Not all sodas are created equal. For nearly 10 years, Seattle’s own Dry Soda company has been making its all-natural, curiously tasty drinks with only four high quality ingredients: 1) purified carbonated water, 2) pure cane sugar, 3) natural flavors extracted from fruits, flowers, or herbs and 4) phosphoric or malic acid – clean tasting, natural preservatives.

Headquartered in Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square neighborhood, Dry Soda makes high quality, often-unconventionally flavored sodas. The company offers unique refreshments available in convenient- and beautifully designed 4 packs, as well as single bottles. Dry sodas are lightly sweetened, and contain nearly 1/3 the sugar and calories of traditional sodas, which allow its fruity, floral, and herbal flavors to shine through. Its also certified gluten free, OU certified kosher, caffeine free, and sodium free.

Currently at the Co-op: 4-pks of Juniper Berry and Vanilla Bean. Regularly $5.85 per 4-pk, now on sale for $3.99!

Now some notes on flavors and pairings: Dry’s Juniper Berry has a crisp, herbal and piney flavors with a dry, high acidic mouthfeel. Pair it with cheese plates, sauteed mushrooms, seafood, and roasted potatoes. It also makes a tasty companion to gin, light rum, peach liqueur, and citron vodka. Their Vanilla Bean is much akin to a high class cream soda with aromatic, delicate flavor of real vanilla beans and low acidity. Serve this vanilla infused soda with roasted poultry, summer salads with fresh fruit and creamy desserts. Add a scoop of organic Co-op vanilla ice and make a delightful vanilla bean soda float!

Skagit Brew Corner: Cooking with Kölsch

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Hale’s Ales in Seattle is an institution that produces consistently good quality beer. And as the Springtime inspires the brew masters to lighten their malts, Hale’s releases a fresh batch of their award-winning Kölsch ale. Gold Medal Winner at the 2010 Great American Beer Festival, this ale has wonderfully crisp, clean, and refreshing flavors of Pilsner and Torrefied Wheat malts. Slightly sweet and herbal Saaz and Sterling hops impart an old world elegance and medium body to this pleasant and refreshing brew: Kölsch Ale from Hale’s Ales of Seattle, WA. 5.1% ABV / 10 IBU

What makes a Kölsch ale? Traditionally Kölsch is a light, thirst-quenching German ale with low bitterness and a golden color. Originally from Cologne, this pale beer is fermented with an ale yeast, and then later conditioned at cold temperatures that are typically used to make lagers. The result is a gently bittered, versatile beer with a slightly fruity flavor, relatively low alcohol content, and superbly drinkable light texture. Serve it ice cold, along with a snack tray of smoked, spiced, and sweet foods. Or use to to cook up a batch of delicious roasted snacks, see the following recipe.

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Ben’s (Organic) Produce Report

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Really Outrageous Deals:
Cantaloupe 79¢ lb
Heirloom navel oranges 79¢ lb

Wild Weekly Specials:
Honeydew melon $1.19 lb
Personal watermelons $2.99 ea
Peaches $2.79 lb
English cucumbers $1.69 lb
Slicer cucumbers 89¢ lb
Celery root $1.29 lb
Green cabbage $1.19 lb
Red cabbage $1.29 lb
Bunched carrots $1.99 ea
Lacinato and purple kale $1.99 / bunch
Green onions 69¢ lb

What’s Local?
Arugula, radishes, and spicy greens from Blue Heron
Green and purple kale raab from Highwater
Asparagus $5.49 lb from Living Rain (with asparagus from Canales to come soon)

Weekly Produce Feature: Asparagus!
Asparagus is a member of the lily family, and is a fascinating plant and a nutritional powerhouse.  Under ideal conditions, it can grow 10 inches in 24 hours! Asparagus is typically not harvested for 3 years after planting, to allow the root system to develop, but after that it can be harvested for up to 15 years. During the height of the season, it may need to be harvested daily.  It is high in folic acid and is a good source of potassium, fiber, vitamin B6, vitamins A and C, and thiamin. It is also one of the richest sources of rutin, a compound that strengthens capillary walls, and is an excellent source of folacin. Though not quite as rich in inulin as Jerusalem artichokes and chicory, it is still an excellent source of it as well. Blanche it, pickle it, roast it, barbecue it, saute it, or just eat it raw!

Join us this Saturday, April 26, 11am-2pm, for our weekly produce sampler! We’ll be dishing out samples of Co+op’s Asparagus Gremolata with Orzo!

 

What’s Dipping? (In the Ice Cream Well)

icecreammenuice cream_pb chocolateFew things in life are as wonderful as the Co-op’s handmade organic ice cream. Especially the Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Swirl flavor. We’ve been offering so many other fantastic flavors of ice cream this year that our ice cream maker Matt hasn’t yet made a Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Swirl, until this week. Fortunately for all of us, he just made up a fresh batch and it’s ready to be served up!

Our Deli features some of the tastiest ice cream ever, made fresh onsite using local and organic ingredients. Our base of organic milk, cream and eggs are sourced from the Organic Valley Dairy Cooperative, a regional network of organic dairy farmers. Each batch of Co-op ice cream is carefully crafted to offer excellent and natural options. In addition to our classic Vanilla and Chocolate flavors, look for Lemon Curd Swirl, Coffee Salted Caramel, Mint Chocolate Chip, Cookies n’ Cream, Chai Scream and Raspberry Sorbet. Many of our flavors are made without gluten.

Don’t forget the Co-op’s Own Handmade Organic Ice Cream is available by the scoop and by the pint, we now offer an expanded selection in our freezer aisle or a friendly Deli staffer can scoop you a custom pint. Or try a sundae or milk shake made with your favorite flavor. Enjoy some now and take home some for later!

Co+op Deals: April 15-28, 2014

Co+op_Deals_Flyer_West_Zone_1_Apr_2014_B-1Great Savings for Current Co-op Members April 15-28, 2014.

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